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With 2 regular season rounds of the E’stel Tasman Trophy remaining, the fight remains on for clubs to earn a place in the semi-finals. Marist and Waimea look assured of places.

Changes made to Age Grade Rep Rugby

Mako players will help upskill all age grade players. A decision by the Tasman Rugby Union Board and staff has been reached to replace the current age grade representative program with age grade player development sessions for all participants.

E'stel Women's Tasman Trophy Round 3 Report

Moutere 50 Awatere 0
Waimea OB 38 Motueka High School 12

E'stel Tasman Trophy Rd 9 Wrap Up

Marist 34 def Waitohi 25
Nelson 43 def Renwick 7
Stoke 67 def Moutere 10
Wanderers 33 def East Coast 22
Central 27 def def Kahurangi 19

UC Championship Round 2 report

Nelson College 43 Roncalli Aoraki Combined 3
Waimea Combined Schools 17 Mid Canterbury Combined 15
Marlborough Boys College 24 St Andrew's College 30

Rugby focuses on enjoyment not wins

The days of the abusive side-line parent are becoming a thing of the past as junior sport continues to put emphasis on enjoyment and off winning. The Tasman union’s age-grade rugby saw a 38 percent reduction in red and yellow cards last season, a statistic that is being attributed to several initiatives to improve the game.

Position Vacant: Personal Development Manager

The New Zealand Rugby Union, the New Zealand Rugby Players’ Association and the Tasman Rugby Union are looking for a new Personal Development Manager. The role is a contractor and is for a fixed term period of 24 months and it is expected to be approximately 24 hours per week.


The match of round 9 will feature two Top 4 teams, Marist and Waitohi going head to head at Tahunanui. Wanderers will be looking to consolidate their spot in the Top 4 when hosting East Coast at Brightwater, Kahurangi will host the improving Central at Sports Park Motueka, Nelson will want to continue the momentum of their usual E’stel Tasman Trophy challenge at Renwick while Stoke will be looking for points when last placed Moutere visit Greenmeadows.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Wow, what a great weekend for rugby on the first Saturday in May, highlighted by the start of JAB and Age Group rugby. I remember back to this age, as I'm sure many of you do, and the absolute joy of the first game of the season. My grandfather would be telling me to dress and look like a rugby player as that might fool the opposition.

UC Championship Round 1 report

Marlborough Boys College 52 Mid-Canterbury Combined 8
St Thomas 43 Waimea Combined 12
St Andrew's College 33 Nelson College 31