Senior Men

The Senior Men have a proud record at Hawke Cup and Chapple Cup. A number of players have gone on to represent Central Districts and the Black Caps.

The Manawatu Senior Men's team have started training towards the 2020/21 season under Coach Luke Murray. Following a strong season last year, the team are extremely motivated to lift a trophy this season and are already putting in the hard yards to make that a possibility.

The Furlong Cup Squad will be named on the 21st of October 2021.

Senior Representative Selection Policy


Pre-season Games:

Trial - 9th & 10th October

Vs Taranaki - 17th October

Furlong Cup Draw 2021/22

Round 1: October 30th/31st 

Vs Wairarapa in Masterton

Round 2: November 20th/21st  

Vs Whanganui in Palmerston North

Round 3: November 27th/28th 

Vs Horowhenua Kapiti in Palmerston North             

Round 4: December 11th/12th                        

Vs Hawke’s Bay in Napier 

Round 5: January 15th/16th                 

Vs Taranaki in Palmerston North

Zone 2 Hawke Cup Challenge: January 28th/30th 

Hawke’s Bay        v    TBC            in Napier

Chapple Cup – February 18th-20th (PN)

Hawke Cup Holders

The Manawatu Senior Men's rep side has a proud history having won the Hawke Cup on 9 occasions as outlined below:

1928-1930                  9 Challenges Resisted
1934-1938                 15 Challenges Resisted
1940-1947                  9 Challenges Resisted
1965-1967                  9 Challenges Resisted
1993-1994                  2 Challenges Resisted
1997-1998                  0 Challenges Resisted
2002-2003                  0 Challenges Resisted
2009-2010                  2 Challenges Resisted
2013-2015                  4 Challenges Resisted

Chapple Cup Holders

The Manawatu Senior Men's rep side have also won the Chapple Cup 9 times: