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UC Championship Round 13 Wrap

Tasman region's three College 1st XVs have missed out on UC Championship Cup semi-final action this year. Instead, Nelson College will host Marlborough Boys College in a Plate semi-final at the Front Field this Saturday 12 noon, while Waimea Combined Schools will travel to play St Andrew's College in a Bowl semi-final.

UC Championship Round 12 Wrap

The Nelson College 1st XV has bounced back from losing the Moascar Cup last week with an emphatic 38-0 win over Lincoln Combined. Marlborough Boys’ College earned themselves a shot at place in the second tier of the UC Championship play-offs with a 34-22 win over Roncalli Combined. Waimea Combined Schools lost 25-12 when they hosted Timaru Boy’s High School in their last home game of the season on Saturday.

Tasman Mako women squad named for Farah Palmer Cup

The 2018 Mako women: Pippa Andrews, Leti Fotumoala, Hayley Hutana, Aieisha Tepuia, Kelly Couper, Kelly Stanford, Alexa Fraser, Ashleigh Nathan, Niska Scott (Moutere); Tessa Silcock, Katie Silcock, Dana Wilson, Staci Kohe, Michelle Curry, Tamara Silcock (Marist); Demi Salton, Anna Bradley, Stephani Mitchell, Louise Nalder, Juanita Thompson, Jess Foster-Lawrence (Waimea Old Boys; Peri Beech, Hannah Kelly, Erica Saunders, Rheanna Wood (Motueka HS); Crystal Hayes (Bay of Plenty). Three to be added. Coaches Marty O’Cain, Mark Kelly. Manager Koren Grason.

Nelson city street party for All Blacks Test day

The central city will be closed on September 8 for a huge street party as Nelson plays host to its first ever All Blacks test match. From 1pm to 5.30pm, Nelson will become a place to treat the family to a taste of Kiwi and Argentinian culture, local artisan food, history, entertainment and a dedicated family area.

Additional funding provided to manage Test crowd influx

A $20,000 funding boost has been approved by Council for transport and facilities during the All Black test in September. The funds would be used by the Nelson Regional Development Agency (NRDA) to manage the much higher than usual traffic demands and additional temporary facilities (including toilets).

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The Moascar Cup is the oldest, most prestigious and storied trophy in NZ 1st XV rugby, and dates back to the end of World War One. The Cup is played for under a challenge system, not unlike the Ranfurly Shield.

UC Championship Round 11 Wrap

Nelson College's 15 match, 2 season hold on the Moascar Cup finally came to an end, with Christchurch Boys High School over-powering a gallant College team 22-12. Waimea Combined Schools were out-muscled by Rangiora High School 47-20, while in Blenheim, Marlborough Boys College were beaten 38-15 by Christ's College.

Waimea Old Boys claim Nelson Bays Div 2 title

Waimea Old Boys have claimed the Car Company Nelson Bays second division rugby title after a thrilling 27 - 20 win in extra time over Wanderers at Brightwater Domain.

Nelson Test Week Golf Day

As part of the week leading into the Test, the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce will host a Charity Golf Tournament (Ambrose format) on Thursday 6 September at Nelson Golf Club. Proceeds will go toward Junior Rugby & Junior Golf.

Rugby connections a key for Port Nelson businesses

QuayConnect / Central Express Limited (CEL) have become the Tasman Mako team’s newest Brand Sponsor, taking up a position on the side panel of the playing jersey for the next three years.