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Board Position Vacancy: Independent Director

The Tasman Rugby Union is seeking applications for the position of Independent Director to the Board. Applications close 5pm Friday March 17, 2017.

Job Vacancy - Rugby Development Officer (Nelson)

TRU is seeking a Nelson-based Rugby Development Officer to develop & implement programmes that maximise the participation of players & coaches at primary, secondary schools, club & representative level.

Discover your path to an USA education

Tasman Rugby Union has announced a partnership with NSR Australia and NZ, which will provide young aspiring rugby players in our region the opportunity to pursue their dreams of sport and education through the US system at a High School, College or University level.

Tasman sevens coach hopes trio's NZ selection paves the way for more success

Trael Joass, Tone Ng Shiu and Andrew Knewstubb are names not many followers of the sport would recognise outside of Tasman's catchment area of Nelson and Marlborough. But all of a sudden they will be playing for New Zealand at the Wellington Sevens.

Warren Johnston to coach Nelson College 1st XV

With former Nelson College coach Lachie Taylor stepping down after three years at the helm, Johnston was officially appointed eight days ago.

Tasman trio among new NZ Sevens caps

Tasman's Trael Joass, Andrew Knewstubb and Tone Ng Shiu, along with Otago's Vilimoni Joroi are the fresh faces in the squad for the world series event.

Quake won't derail East Coast rugby team

The Coasters, a combination of players from both Awatere and Kaikoura clubs, completed their first stint in top-level club rugby last year, showing plenty of promise and making bold plans for a go-ahead season in 2017.

Andrew Knewstubb still pinching himself after sevens recognition

Andrew Knewstubb barely got a wink of sleep on Sunday night. Not surprisingly, the 21-year-old Tasman sevens player's head was still spinning after being named men's player of the national sevens tournament in Rotorua.

Tasman 7s teams national trophy hopes end with overtime losses

The Turf Hotel Tasman men made it all the way to the top tier Cup competition after topping their pool before eventually suffering a 26-21 overtime loss to Auckland in Sunday's plate final. The women's team were also deniedlosing 24-19 in overtime to Taranaki in the women's bowl final. The Tasman men finished a creditable sixth and the women 10th overall.

Tasman sevens teams boosted by key players for nationals

TURF HOTEL TASMAN MEN: Trael Joass (c), Te Puoho Stephens, Dan Hytongue, Tone Ng Shiu, Fletcher Matthews, Jesse Pitman, Jamie Spowart, Willy Havili, Andrew Knewstubb, Sam Chamberlain, Lote Saulekaleka, Erenimo Tau. TURF HOTEL TASMAN WOMEN: Rebecca Watene, Lyric Siaki, Tamara Silcock, Staci Kohe, Taylor Curtis, Jess Foster (c), Keilamarita Pouri-Lane, Montana Heslop, Risi Pouri-Lane, Jess Drummond, Fern Hoskin, Rosie Buchanan-Brown.