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Changes to Small Blacks Rugby for 2020

Changes to Small Blacks Rugby for 2020 have the players at the center of the decision making process and aim to keep players in the game for longer, making sure they have positive playing experiences.


Case Study: Tasman Rugby aim for fair play

Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) had followed the traditional method of addressing poor behaviour by adults, but it wasn’t proving effective in reducing the number of incidents. As the governing body of rugby in the region they made the decision to tackle the problem in a new way.

TRU AGM - Monday 6 April, 7pm - TRU Nelson

Notice of Business to be considered at the 14th Annual General Meeting of the Tasman Rugby Union Inc. Monday 6 April 2020, 7pm - TRU, Trafalgar Park Lane, Nelson

Job Vacancy: Accounts Administrator (Part-time)

Tasman Rugby Union is seeking a part-time Accounts Administrator superstar. Working from the Nelson based office, the successful candidate will work two days a week from 9am-3pm.

VACANCIES: TRU Board Directors Positions

The Tasman Rugby Union Incorporated (“Tasman Rugby”) invites applications for Director positions on its Board. The four (4) vacancies relate to two and three-year terms commencing on or about April 2020.

SPORTS OPPORTUNITY: Analysis Internships Available for 2020

The Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) and Crusaders Academy invites applications from aspiring performance analysts to work alongside the TRU’s Performance Analyst as a volunteer intern.

SPORTS OPPORTUNITY: Strength & Conditioning Internships Available for 2020

The Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) and Crusaders Academy are searching for two (2) aspiring Strength & Conditioning Coaches to work alongside the TRU’s Head Strength & Conditioning Coach as a volunteer intern.

TRU Team Awards

Hosted by Joey Wheeler, the Tasman Rugby Union celebrated their Team Awards on Tuesday evening at The Bach restaurant at the Turf Hotel. These awards were presented for Community Rugby, the Tasman Under 19’s, Mako men and women teams.

Tasman to undertake Summer American tour

The current Mitre 10 Cup premiership leaders will play two games, against American Major League Rugby champions the Seattle Seawolves and the Houston SaberCats, in January next year. The Tasman team to travel to the States will be selected in October and will be made up of contracted Tasman players who do not have Super contracts - as well as Tasman B and U19 players.

A new era for local rugby: Kicking sugar to touch

In a first for NZ rugby, Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has sponsored Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) teams, replacing the TRU’s former agreement with Coca Cola/Powerade, to become the union’s official health and wellbeing partner.