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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.

CEO chat with Tony Lewis

Nelson claim NPD Tasman Trophy Premiership. Growing up as a kid in Dunedin I remember watching and playing many a rugby game when the ground was a field of mud. After a few minutes teams were unrecognisable and the game became a slog fest between the forwards while the backs struggled with the rain, wind and mud. I was a back and in most of these games the back three were struggling with hyperthermia and just wanted a hot shower.

Nelson crowned NPD Tasman Trophy Premiers

It wasn’t pretty, but Nelson has celebrated its 150th anniversary in style, winning the Tasman Trophy after a brutal battle with Marist. In atrocious conditions at Neale Park, the game was always going to be won up front and Nelson’s pack, led by the uncompromising duo of Isaiah Miller and Ethan Blackadder, out-muscled Marist for a 16-6 victory.

Wanderers beat Central to claim NPD Tasman Trophy Championship

Wanderers turned their season around with victory in the NPD Tasman Trophy championship division one final at Lansdowne Park today. The Brightwater-based crew beat Central 24-20 in a hard-fought second-tier decider.

Nelson defeat Marist for NPD Tasman Trophy

Nelson 16 (Penalty try; Pen 3: Willi Havili) v Marist 6 (Pen 2: James Hawkey)

Nelson and Marist to contest NPD Tasman Trophy

Both teams will have plenty to play for on Saturday at Neale Park – Nelson is looking to cap its 150th anniversary season in style, while Marist has unfinished business after losing the Nelson Bays sub-union final to Stoke in June.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Semi-final results have set up an epic NPD Tasman Trophy Premiership Final between the two inner-city clubs, Nelson and Marist. The Final promises to be an enthralling end to what has been an entertaining and closely fought season played out by all Senior Clubs. In an exciting innovation, Central will host Wanderers in the first Championship Final that was contested by the middle four clubs on the ladder.

Nelson to face Marist in the NPD Tasman Trophy Final

Nelson will meet Marist in the Tasman Trophy final next weekend after both sides booked their berths with hard fought semi final wins. A first half blitz saw Nelson register a 37-19 win over Renwick at a muddy Neale Park, while Marist held off a strong challenge from Waimea Old Boys to sneak home 26-20.

Moutere crowned Senior Women champions

Moutere are Tasman women’s rugby champs after their come-from-behind win over Waimea Old Boys in the competition final at Lansdowne Park. The Magpies, unbeaten throughout the season and defending champions, were put under immense pressure by a gritty Waimea outfit, before prevailing 22-14 courtesy of two late tries.

MBC Old Boys take our Marlborough Div 2 title

Defending champions Marlborough Boys’ College Old Boys scored a hard-fought 22-14 win over Renwick, after leading 16-3 at halftime.