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E’STEL TASMAN TROPHY - RD 9 FIXTURES & RD 8 RESULTS

The match of round 9 will feature two Top 4 teams, Marist and Waitohi going head to head at Tahunanui. Wanderers will be looking to consolidate their spot in the Top 4 when hosting East Coast at Brightwater, Kahurangi will host the improving Central at Sports Park Motueka, Nelson will want to continue the momentum of their usual E’stel Tasman Trophy challenge at Renwick while Stoke will be looking for points when last placed Moutere visit Greenmeadows.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Wow, what a great weekend for rugby on the first Saturday in May, highlighted by the start of JAB and Age Group rugby. I remember back to this age, as I'm sure many of you do, and the absolute joy of the first game of the season. My grandfather would be telling me to dress and look like a rugby player as that might fool the opposition.

E’STEL TASMAN TROPHY - RD 8 FIXTURES & RD 7 RESULTS

Marist and Waimea Old Boys are set for an almighty clash on Saturday as both sides kept their unbeaten records alive in the E'stel Tasman Trophy at the weekend. Both Waitohi and East Coast will want to consolidate their positions in the top 4 against Moutere and Central away. Kahurangi, fresh off the bye will be looking to stay in touch with the leaders when hosting Nelson.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

East Coast, new holders of the John Goodman Challenge Trophy. The E’stel Tasman Trophy has reached the halfway point and there are seven teams with a chance of being in the semi-finals.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Rd 6 fixtures & Rd 5 results

Round 6 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will take place over two days starting with Central versus Waitohi on Lansdowne Park, Thursday 18 April at 7pm. Three other matches will take place this Thursday:

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The 13th Tasman Rugby Union AGM was held on Monday April 8 in Blenheim.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Rd 5 fixtures & Rd 4 results

Round 5 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will again feature a double header on Trafalgar Park with Waimea Old Boys hosting Renwick at 1.15pm, followed by Nelson versus Central at 3pm. Other matches are in Marlborough at Cooks Reserve Endeavour Field, Seddon Domain and Awarua Park. Get along and watch our future Mako in action.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The E’stel Tasman Trophy has an international feel in 2019. The Tasman Rugby Union entered in a commercial relationship with Kintetsu Liners who are a Japanese rugby club currently competing in the Top Challenge League. Hanaozono Rugby Stadium, Kintetsu’s home ground, is set to host four Rugby World Cup games in 2019.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Round 4 Matches

Round 4 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will feature a double header on Trafalgar Park with Wanderers playing Marist at 1.15pm, followed by Nelson and Stoke at 3pm. Other matches are at Cooks Reserve Riwaka, Seddon Domain and Renwick Domain. Get along and watch our future Mako in action.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

In late 2017, the TRU Board instructed the CEO and Community Rugby team to review junior rugby within the region. The review was extensive and identified that we needed to concentrate on Coach Education as a key area for development.