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Posts From March, 2019

NOTICE: TRU AGM - 8 April 2019

DATE: Monday 8 April 2019 at 7PM
VENUE: Tasman Rugby Union Office, Lansdowne Park, Blenheim


The Tasman Rugby Union Incorporated (“Tasman Rugby”) invites applications for Director positions on its Board. The vacancies relate to two and three-year terms commencing on or about April 2019.

E'stel to sponsor the Tasman Trophy

The Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) is proud to have on board E’stel Beverages as our premier Tasman Trophy sponsor for senior club men and women. E’stel is a Nelson based, independent, family owned and run beverage company with a focus on natural alkaline water.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The Tasman Trophy senior club competition is here yet again, and we are pleased to have E’stel Beverages on board as naming rights sponsor. This is the best senior rugby competition in the South Island. Every year it produces Mako, Super, NZ Under 20 and NZ 7s players. I’m positive the quality of the rugby will enthral spectators and introduce us to the stars of the future.

E’stel Tasman Trophy Kicks Off This weekend

The first round of the E’stel Tasman Trophy commences this Saturday and is sure to bring exciting local club rugby to a ground near you.

Position Vacant: Part Time Administrator

Tasman Rugby Union seeks an experienced, part time administrator based in Nelson for 10 hours a week who is willing to roll their sleeves up and get the job done.

E'stel Tasman Trophy Rd 1 Wrap Up

Waimea Old Boys 57 Central 21. HT 26-21.
Nelson 23 Moutere 10. HT 15-7.
Kahurangi 40 Renwick 13. HT 20-10.
East Coast 12 Marist 37. HT 19-7.
Wanderers 23 Waitohi 8. HT 8-8.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The aftermath of the horrific events in Christchurch last Friday made club rugby a sombre occasion. I congratulate all the clubs, players, coaches and referees who acknowledged, prayed for and grieved with our Muslim brothers and sisters in this time of absolute shock with a moments silence before all Tasman Trophy matches. Rugby in the top of the south is an inclusive sport for all people who live in our region.

E’stel Tasman Trophy- Round 2 Matches

Last weekend all five of the cross-over matches played across the top of the south were won by Nelson-based opponents.

E'stel Tasman Trophy Rd 2 Wrap Up

Waitohi and Central became the first Marlborough teams to claim wins in this season’s E’stel Tasman Trophy competition, Waitohi downing Renwick 43-26 at Endeavour Park while at Awarua Park, home side Moutere were beaten 41-19 by Central.

In a double header on Trafalgar Park, Waimea Old Boys eased past Stoke 27-25 , and Wanderers got up 26-22 over Nelson. Over at Sports Park Motueka, Marist beat Kahurangi 57-0.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Round 2 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy was a great weekend of rugby. While early in the season the standard or the skills can be a little rusty, one can ever question the player’s commitment, desire and passion for the game of Rugby and, most importantly, for their club.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Round 3 Matches

All five Round 3 E’stel Tasman Trophy fixtures are being played in Marlborough with Nelson clubs visiting Seddon, Renwick, Lansdowne Park, Spring Creek and Picton. This is a great chance for fans there to get to a nearby park and watch #FutureMako in action.

Chris Binns and Bevan Thompson named Mako FPC Coaches

The Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) is pleased to announce the coaches for the 2019 Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) campaign will be Chris Binns as head coach with Bevan Thompson as his assistant.

Top female rugby players get high performance programme

In conjunction with New Zealand Rugby, Tasman Rugby Union has rolled out its inaugural women's High Performance Development programme with a main objective of creating a world-class pathway for aspiring female rugby players to become well-rounded athletes and rugby players.

E'stel Tasman Trophy Rd 3 Wrap Up

East Coast 27 v Nelson 24. HT: 5-0
Wanderers 36 v Central 17. HT: 19-10
Stoke 29 v Renwick 7. HT: 15-0
Kahurangi 39 v Moutere 32. HT: 24-13
Waimea Old Boys 42 v Waitohi 26. HT: 28-12.