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2017 Tasman Women squad named for Farah Palmer Cup

Congratulations to the following players selected to the first Tasman Women's squad for 2017

Moutere claim Div 1 title from Renwick

MOTORWORLD MARLBOROUGH DIV 1 FINAL: Moutere 22 (Jordan Hart 2, Lockie McCormick, Baxter Wilson tries, Jordan Newman con) Renwick 19 (Glen Ballam, Regan Marshall, Kavekini Tabu tries, Kurt Schollum 2 con). Ht: 17-14 Moutere

Nelson too strong for Wanderers in Div 1 Final

THE CAR COMPANY NELSON BAYS DIV 1 FINAL: Nelson 41 (Chris Kerslake 2, Ethan Blackadder, Jackson Harvey, Brendan Asomua-Goodman, Willy Havili tries, Havili 4 con, pen) Wanderers 19 (Fletcher Matthews, Steve Soper, Ropati Polamalu tries, Jayden Woolley 2 con) HT: 14-5.

Meet our staff

Peter van den Bogaardt is our Finance Manager based in the Nelson office. He takes care of the TRU’s money matters, and is also a keen rugby follower of the Tasman Makos (but also the Sharks and Springboks). His passion outside work and rugby is all things craft beer.

Senior Competition Reviews

In Motorworld Marlborough Division 1 semi-final action, Moutere produced an irresistible second half surge to comfortably overcome Central 47-14 and book their berth in the Final decider. Renwick went toe-to-toe with Waitohi before gaining late ascendancy at Lansdowne Park to emerge 29-20 victors.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

There is nothing like Final week for those teams who make it to the dance floor. This week is very special for the club, coaches and for those players lucky enough to participate in Final. I hope all teams enjoy the experience and leave nothing on the pitch. This weekend we have some intriguing battles in both the Motorworld Marlborough and The Car Company Nelson Bays competitions.

Awatere Fundraiser

The match on Thursday 10 August will serve as both a pre-season workout for the Makos and Lions, and as a fundraiser for the Awatere clubrooms re-build.

Meet our staff

Rich Harris is our Rugby Development Officer based in Blenheim, responsible for community rugby in Marlborough. He has been a club rugby player for Harlequins and is playing this year for Marlborough Old Boys. He is passionate about what the Marlborough Sounds has to offer.

1st XV Rugby

Nelson College and Waimea Combined Schools each posted a half century of points in easing to big wins in Saturday's secondary schools 1st XV rugby action. Marlborough Boys' College made their higher-placed rivals, Christ’s College, battle to the end before succumbing 21-21

Senior Competition Reviews

Nelson have finished top qualifiers after a tense 36-33 The Car Company Nelson Bays division one club rugby win over Wanderers at Brightwater on Saturday. Nelson will now host Marist in next week's semi-finals, with Wanderers at home to Waimea Old Boys after Kahurangi and Stoke.