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CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The E’stel Tasman Trophy has an international feel in 2019. The Tasman Rugby Union entered in a commercial relationship with Kintetsu Liners who are a Japanese rugby club currently competing in the Top Challenge League. Hanaozono Rugby Stadium, Kintetsu’s home ground, is set to host four Rugby World Cup games in 2019.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Round 4 Matches

Round 4 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will feature a double header on Trafalgar Park with Wanderers playing Marist at 1.15pm, followed by Nelson and Stoke at 3pm. Other matches are at Cooks Reserve Riwaka, Seddon Domain and Renwick Domain. Get along and watch our future Mako in action.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

In late 2017, the TRU Board instructed the CEO and Community Rugby team to review junior rugby within the region. The review was extensive and identified that we needed to concentrate on Coach Education as a key area for development.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Round 3 Matches

All five Round 3 E’stel Tasman Trophy fixtures are being played in Marlborough with Nelson clubs visiting Seddon, Renwick, Lansdowne Park, Spring Creek and Picton. This is a great chance for fans there to get to a nearby park and watch #FutureMako in action.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Round 2 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy was a great weekend of rugby. While early in the season the standard or the skills can be a little rusty, one can ever question the player’s commitment, desire and passion for the game of Rugby and, most importantly, for their club.

E’stel Tasman Trophy- Round 2 Matches

Last weekend all five of the cross-over matches played across the top of the south were won by Nelson-based opponents.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The aftermath of the horrific events in Christchurch last Friday made club rugby a sombre occasion. I congratulate all the clubs, players, coaches and referees who acknowledged, prayed for and grieved with our Muslim brothers and sisters in this time of absolute shock with a moments silence before all Tasman Trophy matches. Rugby in the top of the south is an inclusive sport for all people who live in our region.

E’stel Tasman Trophy Kicks Off This weekend

The first round of the E’stel Tasman Trophy commences this Saturday and is sure to bring exciting local club rugby to a ground near you.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The Tasman Trophy senior club competition is here yet again, and we are pleased to have E’stel Beverages on board as naming rights sponsor. This is the best senior rugby competition in the South Island. Every year it produces Mako, Super, NZ Under 20 and NZ 7s players. I’m positive the quality of the rugby will enthral spectators and introduce us to the stars of the future.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The Moascar Cup is the oldest, most prestigious and storied trophy in NZ 1st XV rugby, and dates back to the end of World War One. The Cup is played for under a challenge system, not unlike the Ranfurly Shield.