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Meet our staff

Steve Mitchell is head of our Operations and Competitions team. He’s a fun presence in the office and good at what he does. He brings a practical rugby aspect to the job having been heavily involved at all levels with Rangers club in the Upper Moutere. He also enjoys his family and boxing and motorbikes.

1st XV Rugby

On their home front field, Nelson College overcame a fast St Bedes start to run away with a comprehensive 64 – 17 win. In Blenheim, committed and scrambling defence, plus the ability to absorb pressure, allowed Marlborough Boys College to prevail over Rangiora HS 27 - 14.

Senior Competition Reviews

Victories to the Marlborough's leading three clubs - Moutere, Renwick and Waitohi - saw them extend their healthy points advantage at the head of the Wadsco Motorworld Division 1 standings. Moutere accounted for Wast Coast 54 -12, Renwick sneaked in 13 – 10 over Central, while Waitohi ran away from Harlequins 59 – 10.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

There is nothing worse than hearing someone say “back in my day”! Well, I am heading down that line to explain the 2017 coaching structure. I can remember like it was yesterday being named in the Otago NPC team to play Southland in the big local derby. The part I remember most was the quality of the coaching. We had two ex All Blacks in Laurie Mains and Lyn Jaffray. They really knew their rugby.

Meet our staff

Patrick Smith works with our high-performance players as their Personal Development Manager. Patrick is well known in rugby circles having played and coached in the region, and also in business circles as a past President of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce.

1st XV Rugby

A late penalty goal to Marlborough Boys College edged them to a 23-22 win over regional rivals Waimea Combined Schools in Blenheim on Saturday. In Nelson, with the Moascar Cup again on the line, Nelson College prevailed 22-10 over Rangiora High School.

SENIOR COMPETITION REVIEWS

Both Waimea Old Boys and Nelson fell victim to Monday's exhausting NPD Tasman Trophy final after both suffered losses in The Car Company Nelson Bays senior competition to Marist and Stoke respectively. Wanderers scored a last minute try to beat Kahurangi.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

It is at this time of the year I am constantly asked by fans, journalists, sponsors, staff and even the board, how many places are available in this year’s Makos squad? It becomes a very pertinent question after the coaches have watched the NPD Tasman Trophy series and the mid-season trial.

Meet our staff

Jo MacLean is our trusted Competitions & Operations Administrator. Totally outnumbered, she manages to hold her own in the TRU office and is one of the longer serving members of staff. Which is to say she knows where a lot of the skeletons are.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

A large crowd at Trafalgar Park witnessed an epic NPD Tasman Trophy Final on Monday afternoon. All even at 21-all after 80 minutes, the match went into 20 minutes extra time, before Waimea Old Boys clinched victory over Nelson with the final play of the game, 31 - 28.