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CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Referee abuse from the side-lines should never be part of Rugby. I will put my hand up as a player, coach, supporter and now CEO, that I’ve been guilty of questioning the ability of the referee at times. I still struggle with a referee performance in a grand-final in the Premiership where the Mako outscored the opposition in tries then still ended up losing, but this was done in the privacy of my mind wasn’t for public debate.

Sub-Union Division 1 Round 4 Match Reports

Motorworld Marlborough Div 1
- Waitohi 26 Central 23, Renwick 49 East Coast 36
The Car Company Nelson Bays Div 1
- Marist 34 Nelson 12, Waimea Old Boys 46 Wanderers 31, Stoke 32 Kahurangi 7.

Tasman Mako HP team v Wellington

TASMAN MAKO HP TEAM v WELLINGTON
Wednesday 3 July, 2019
2.30pm - Hutt Recreation Centre, Lower Hutt

UC Championship Round 9 report

Shirleys Boys High School 14 Nelson College 45.
Marlborough Boys College 24 Christchurch Boys High School 50.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Playing JAB & Age Grade Rugby has clear social, physical and mental health benefits for children but evidence illustrates that youth sports in NZ society has become increasingly controlled and regulated by adults, which takes the fun out for many children.

Sub-Union Division 1 Round 3 Match Reports

The Car Company Nelson Bays Div 1
- Stoke 41 v Waimea Old Boys 27, Marist 43 v Kahurangi 19, Wanderers 37 v Nelson 27.
Motorworld Marlborough Div 1
- Waitohi 47 v Moutere 15, East Coast 12 v Central 12.

Sub-Union Division 1 Round 2 Match Reports

Car Company Nelson Bays
- Stoke 35 v Nelson 31, Waimea Old Boys 36 v Kahurangi 20, Marist 44 v Wanderers 6
Motorworld Marlborough
- Moutere 24 v East Coast 19, Renwick 42 v Central 19

UC Championship Round 7 report

Christ's College 17 beat Marlborough Boys College 7
Rangiora High School 31 beat Waimea Combined Schools 18
Nelson College 25 beat Christchurch Boys High School 7

Community News

Rob Nichol, the CEO of the NZ Rugby Players Association, is speaking to a fundraising meeting of the Rotary Club of Nelson next Thursday 20 June, at the Bowls Tahunanui Club Rooms, Tahunanui Drive, Nelson from 5.30 pm.

Staff News

TRU’s rugby development officer, Mark Cochrane, was invited by NZ Rugby to deliver All Blacks Clinics in Japan for two weeks during May. Mark, along with two other Kiwis, was based in Kashiwa-no-ha where the All Blacks will stay in the lead up to Rugby World Cup. Enjoy his story of passing on knowledge and skills to Japanese players and coaches.