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NPD Tasman Trophy Player of the Year

The best player in this season’s NPD Tasman Trophy will now pick up the NPD Tasman Trophy Player of the Year Medallion. The Player of the Year award will be determined by a season-points system, with the Match Officials picking their players of the match awarding three points, two points and one point for the game’s top performers.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

At the 12th Tasman RU AGM, long time rugby supporter at all levels, Shane Drummond, was made the third TRU Life member joining Max Spence and Kieran Keane in that honorary position. I sat down this week for a Chat with ‘Drummy’ to get a fix on how he felt about this honour, and more.

NPD Tasman Trophy kicks off in Div 1

NPD Tasman Trophy Rd 1: Waimea 38 def Stoke 34; Nelson 54 def Wanderers 7; Moutere 34 def Central 24; Renwick 31 def Waitohi 13; Kahurangi 21 def Marist 20.


NPD Tasman Trophy first round preview

The NPD Tasman Trophy kicks off this weekend and promises another thrilling season of club footy.

Pre-order your Mako + All Blacks pack

Ticketing by New Zealand Rugby for the first ever All Blacks test in Nelson will go on public sale in June 2018. Until public sales go live, the Tasman Rugby Union is taking prior bookings for a bundled Mako season ticket plus All Blacks test ticket.

TRU announces 2018 surplus, new Life Member & President

For the fifth consecutive year the Tasman Rugby Union have announced a surplus. At the Union’s annual general meeting in Nelson last night a $69,249 surplus after depreciation from the 2017 season was declared, down on the budgeted surplus of around $116,230.

2018 Mitre 10 Cup Draw announced

The Tasman Mako have a very good draw with 2 Sunday daytime matches and 2 Friday night games, one of each in Blenheim & Nelson. The season will open with a 2017 Premiership Final re-play when we host Canterbury in Blenheim.

Tasman Rugby Union commitment to our Children

The Tasman Rugby Union recognises that Children need exceptional care and attention. As such, the TRU are committed to the protection and safety of children.

NPD Tasman Trophy Kicks Off This weekend

The first round of the NPD Tasman Trophy also incorporates matches that provide points toward The Car Company Nelson Bays and the Motorworld Marlborough Division 1 trophy competitions.