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CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

As we embark on our third season since the 2013 Championship victory, one thing that has become very apparent is that nothing stays the same and we must learn from previous year or mistakes made. Basically we must grow.

UC Championship

Nelson College & Marlborough Boys both secured impressive victories over St Bedes and Roncalli College respectively in the Crusaders region secondary schools 1st XVs competition over the weekend.

NPD Tasman Trophy

Harlequins victory over Stoke at Lansdowne Park was the highlight for Marlborough clubs in another tough round of NPD Tasman Trophy rugby.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

It is the long term Tasman Rugby Union referees strategy to develop male and female referees who can aspire to making national NZR refereeing panels.

UC Championship

The Crusaders region secondary schools 1st XVs competition got underway last weekend, with all 3 teams – Marlborough Boys College, Nelson College & Waimea Combined Schools – recording first up away victories.

NPD Tasman Trophy

Nelson teams won all six crossover fixtures in round 2 of the NPD Tasman Trophy however Makos head coach Leon MacDonald has seen signs that the Marlborough teams are not too far off the pace and are hungry for success.

NPD Tasman Trophy

Marlborough teams generally struggled to go the distance as the first round of NPD Tasman Trophy rugby crossover matches was played out across the top of the south on Friday and Saturday.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The real rugby season, in my opinion, is now underway with the NPD Tasman Trophy cross-over matches taking place. After three years of bedding the competition down, the premier club rugby competition in the Tasman region will have semi-finals and a Final in 2016.

Senior Competition Reviews

Last weekend saw the completion of the first rounds of the respective Marlborough and Nelson Bays local competitions. The next phase of rugby moves into the NPD Tasman Trophy with cross-over matches where our 12 Division 1 clubs play each other once.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

We are really pleased to announce that regional fuels distributor, NPD, is the new official sponsor of our Tasman Trophy competition between Marlborough and Nelson Bays senior Division 1 clubs for the 2016 and 2017 club rugby seasons.