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In Nelson Bays, Waimea Old looked a different beast to last year's disjointed early-season outfit in over-running Marist 33-16 at Tahunanui to kick-start the NPD Tasman Trophy season on a winning note.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

It was like the weather gods wanted to remind us that rugby is a winter game, played outside and it can be cold watching for a supporter.

Mike Lash dead serious about concussion

Mike Lash is a staunch advocate of NZ Rugby's new blue card initiative, designed to enhance player safety and welfare by ensuring players who have been concussed do not return to playing until they are genuinely deemed fit.

Motueka High's sevens star Risi Pouri-Lane steps closer to black jersey

Risaleaana Pouri-Lane is well aware that years of hard work stand between her and the Olympic Games.The 16-year-old Motueka High School student recently travelled to Japan for six competitive games with the Black Ferns development sevens team.

Waitohi's 'steely resolve' clinches win in Marlborough rugby season kickoff

Waitohi 22 beat Central 13; Moutere 25 beat Harlequins 5; Renwick 35 beat East Coast 18.

Nelson College finish 4th at Rugby School's 450th anniversary tournament

Nelson College bt Llandovery (Wales) 48-0, bt Shawnigan (Canada) 27-19, lost to Royal Belfast Academical Institute (Ireland) 12-22, bt Michael House (South Africa) 29-21, bt Clifton (England) 38-26; semifinal: lost to Hilton College (South Africa) 14-17; 3rd-4th playoff: lost to Rugby School (Engand) 19-24.

Nelson Bays club rugby season promises fresh talent and even lineups

The 2017 Tasman premier club rugby season kicks off on Saturday with all six Nelson Bays club sides boasting stronger lineups than last year with a number of star college players being introduced to senior rugby for the first time.

Twin targets for Marlborough's clubs as competitive season looms

Central took out the Marlborough title in 2016, downing Waitohi in a thrilling final at Lansdowne Park. This season they will again have five tough rivals to get past - East Coast, Moutere, Waitohi, Harlequins and Renwick.

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2017 Mitre 10 Cup Draw announced

The Tasman Makos have a very good draw with 3 Sunday daytime matches among our 5 home games. The season will open with a 2016 Premiership Final re-play when we host Canterbury in Nelson.