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NPD Tasman Trophy

Marlborough teams generally struggled to go the distance as the first round of NPD Tasman Trophy rugby crossover matches was played out across the top of the south on Friday and Saturday.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The real rugby season, in my opinion, is now underway with the NPD Tasman Trophy cross-over matches taking place. After three years of bedding the competition down, the premier club rugby competition in the Tasman region will have semi-finals and a Final in 2016.

Senior Competition Reviews

Last weekend saw the completion of the first rounds of the respective Marlborough and Nelson Bays local competitions. The next phase of rugby moves into the NPD Tasman Trophy with cross-over matches where our 12 Division 1 clubs play each other once.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

We are really pleased to announce that regional fuels distributor, NPD, is the new official sponsor of our Tasman Trophy competition between Marlborough and Nelson Bays senior Division 1 clubs for the 2016 and 2017 club rugby seasons.

Senior Competition Reviews

Division 1 rugby on both sides of the Whangamoa hills produced an upset that had the pundits scratching the heads. In the Motorworld Marlborough competition Harlequins, who the previous week had lost to newcomers East Coast, beat arch rivals and competition leaders Central.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The Tasman Rugby Union board announced another strong financial position at our Annual General Meeting in Nelson on Monday evening. For the sixth time in the past seven years the TRU were able to turn a profit.

Senior Competition Reviews

In The Car Company Nelson Bays Division 1 rugby on the weekend Wanderers comprehensively defeated Waimea Old Boys, Kahurangi out muscled Nelson in the second half, while Stoke and Marist fought out a 24 –all draw that kept the crowd entertained throughout.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The operations team at Tasman Rugby Union had a huge smile on their faces last Saturday night after hearing that East Coast had their first win of the season at Lansdowne Park on Saturday afternoon.

Senior Competition Reviews

Marlborough and Nelson Bays senior rugby was played over Thursday and Friday last week to give clubs, players and support volunteers a long weekend off.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Community Rugby in 2016 is where the TRU board has invested heavily with the mantra of "growing the game".