A former Commonwealth Games cyclist, a Scottish international and an experienced sevens international are among the new faces in an exciting Manawatu Cyclones team for the 2018 Farah Palmer Cup season.
It took a nail-biting five minutes of referee’s time, but Feilding Old Boys-Oroua are at the 2018 Hankins Shield champions.
Regardless of the result of Saturday’s Hankins Shield final, there is going to be a party in Feilding.
Second half comebacks proved the answer for both Feilding Yellows and Feilding Old Boys-Oroua as they booked their places for a first all-Feilding finals match-up to decide the winner of the Hankins Shield.
The Hankins Shield semi-finals have a habit of tossing up surprises and upsets which should have both this weekend’s hosts on edge.
After seventeen rounds of Manawatu senior one club rugby, it will all come down to the final match for College Old Boys and Varsity.