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CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

There are many players who are on the verge of Tasman under 19, Griffins, Red Devils or Tasman Makos selection wanting to maintain their form and push themselves into the selectors reckoning at this time of the year.

Senior Competition Reviews

Moutere consolidated top spot with a narrow 21 – 20 win over second placed Renwick in the Wadsco Motorworld Marlborough division 1 comp. East Coast upset Waitohi 36 – 25 in Picton, while Central soundly beat Harlequins 36 - 3

1st XV Rugby

Nelson College won the Quadrangular Tournament with a comprehensive 29 – 5 victory in the Final against Christ’s College on the Front Field yesterday. Nelson College made the Final on the back of a 24 – 5 win over heavyweights Wellington College on Monday. Christ’s College had defeated Wanganui Collegiate 13 - 7 in Monday’s other fixture.

Meet our staff

Martyn Vercoe doubles as our Sponsorship Manager in Marlborough during the “off season”, and as the manager of the Tasman Makos during our Mitre 10 Cup campaign. We were also proud of his appointment as the team manager of the NZ Under 20’s team that won the recent World Championship in Georgia.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Last weekend and this Saturday night we had the Makos team management working overtime with the Makos squad players and meeting potential long term Makos players and their families. I was surprised when one of the group informed me yesterday that some supporters had offered some well-meaning advice, that they believed that the Makos team had become too corporate and were in danger of losing the community.

Senior Competition Reviews

Nelson have finished top qualifiers after a tense 36-33 The Car Company Nelson Bays division one club rugby win over Wanderers at Brightwater on Saturday. Nelson will now host Marist in next week's semi-finals, with Wanderers at home to Waimea Old Boys after Kahurangi and Stoke.

1st XV Rugby

Nelson College and Waimea Combined Schools each posted a half century of points in easing to big wins in Saturday's secondary schools 1st XV rugby action. Marlborough Boys' College made their higher-placed rivals, Christ’s College, battle to the end before succumbing 21-21

Meet our staff

Rich Harris is our Rugby Development Officer based in Blenheim, responsible for community rugby in Marlborough. He has been a club rugby player for Harlequins and is playing this year for Marlborough Old Boys. He is passionate about what the Marlborough Sounds has to offer.

Awatere Fundraiser

The match on Thursday 10 August will serve as both a pre-season workout for the Makos and Lions, and as a fundraiser for the Awatere clubrooms re-build.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

There is nothing like Final week for those teams who make it to the dance floor. This week is very special for the club, coaches and for those players lucky enough to participate in Final. I hope all teams enjoy the experience and leave nothing on the pitch. This weekend we have some intriguing battles in both the Motorworld Marlborough and The Car Company Nelson Bays competitions.

Senior Competition Reviews

In Motorworld Marlborough Division 1 semi-final action, Moutere produced an irresistible second half surge to comfortably overcome Central 47-14 and book their berth in the Final decider. Renwick went toe-to-toe with Waitohi before gaining late ascendancy at Lansdowne Park to emerge 29-20 victors.

Meet our staff

Peter van den Bogaardt is our Finance Manager based in the Nelson office. He takes care of the TRU’s money matters, and is also a keen rugby follower of the Tasman Makos (but also the Sharks and Springboks). His passion outside work and rugby is all things craft beer.

Nelson too strong for Wanderers in Div 1 Final

THE CAR COMPANY NELSON BAYS DIV 1 FINAL: Nelson 41 (Chris Kerslake 2, Ethan Blackadder, Jackson Harvey, Brendan Asomua-Goodman, Willy Havili tries, Havili 4 con, pen) Wanderers 19 (Fletcher Matthews, Steve Soper, Ropati Polamalu tries, Jayden Woolley 2 con) HT: 14-5.

Moutere claim Div 1 title from Renwick

MOTORWORLD MARLBOROUGH DIV 1 FINAL: Moutere 22 (Jordan Hart 2, Lockie McCormick, Baxter Wilson tries, Jordan Newman con) Renwick 19 (Glen Ballam, Regan Marshall, Kavekini Tabu tries, Kurt Schollum 2 con). Ht: 17-14 Moutere

2017 Tasman Women squad named for Farah Palmer Cup

Congratulations to the following players selected to the first Tasman Women's squad for 2017

2017 Tasman Red Devils squad named

Practice will be on Tuesday night at 6pm at Lansdowne Park meeting at the Tasman Rugby Union offices. Anyone unavailable please call Mark Stewart on 027 578 3038

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

While the rest of country declared states of emergency, Blenheim and Nelson were bathed in sunshine as we enjoyed the climax to the sub-union club rugby scene.

Senior Competition Reviews

Congratulations to the winners of the Senior Club Finals:

1st XV Rugby

Waimea Combined Schools had Christ’s College in their sights but couldn't hold on in a tight 10-7 home loss on Saturday. Both Marlborough Boys and Nelson College's scheduled clash in Christchurch was called off due to flooded conditions.

Meet our staff

Mike Lash is our Referee Manager for the Tasman region, and also for Buller. His job is wide-ranging but he’s mainly charged with growing our referee numbers and developing them. He’s useful in the office too for some graphic artwork. He loves helicopters and fishing.

Christchurch Boys' too good for Marlborough Boys' at home

Marlborough Boys' College were outclassed by Christchurch Boys' High School 20-14 in Blenheim in their UC Championship clash.

Nelson College edge St Thomas to confirm semifinal spot

Nelson College 23 (Caleb Coventry, Iliasia Gabiral, Taine Robinson tries, Leicester Faingaanuku con, 2 pen) v St Thomas of Canterbury College 20 (Noah Gosling 2, Seth Taumati tries, Cais Faatili con, pen) HT: 15-10