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Manawatu Rugby Union

The MRU is home to the Manawatu Turbos and Manawatu Cyclones. It is the governing body that administers the game of rugby in the Manawatu Region. The MRU offices are under the main granstand at Central Energy Trust Arena, 61 Pascal St, Palmerston North. The office is open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm or check out the staff list below to get in contact with us.

Our Key Staff

Shannon Paku

Phone : 021597487

Martin Brady

Operations Manager
Phone : 021965888

Nick Cooper

Club Development Manager
Phone : 02102966218

Nick Burton

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Trainer
Phone : 0273140615

Doug Tietjens

High Performance Manager

Phil Metcalf

Phone : 0275660479

Shaun Eade

Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone : 0277036782

Niki Gunning

Personal Development Manager
Phone : 0274823817

Ben Brugman

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Phone : 02108255638

Peter Russell

Turbos Head Coach

Aaron Good

Assistant Coach
Phone : 021626315

Pam Hislop

Office Manager
Phone : 063572633

Brittany Andrew

Referee Education Officer
Phone : 0272138394



Tim Myers

Phone : 0274313233

Bruce Hemara

MRU President
Phone : 0274147217

Barry Roche

Phone : 0274485241

John Whitehead

Phone : 0275516654

Josh Bradnock

Justin Leck

Mark Gleeson

Sarah Vining

Phone : 0272229002

Terry Clare

Phone : 0276520085

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