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Liam Squire becomes our first home grown All Black

Liam Squire first arrived to play club rugby in Tasman in 2011 as a youthful but strapping backrow forward down from Palmerston North. His impact on a game was obvious even then, instinctively being in the right place at the right time in both attack and defence.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

he NPD Tasman Trophy round robin went down to the wire on Saturday afternoon where we had six teams fighting for the last two places in the final series. There were a number of close games decided by a point which meant that Nelson secured third and Moutere came from eighth for secure the last semi-final spot, joining Wanderers and Marist clubs.

UC Championship

Playing at Trafalgar Park for their first match at home, Nelson College drew with fellow powerhouse 1st XV, Christchurch Boys High School 6-all. Waimea Combined Schools made the long trek to Ashburton College and will be well satisfied to come home with a 4 tries to 3, 27 – 21 victory. Marlborough Boys College travelled to Shirley Boys High where staunch defence by the local side resulted in a narrow 7 -8 loss for MBC.

NPD Tasman Trophy

Competition leaders Wanderers would have travelled over to Seddon feeling confident taking on last placed East Coast. However rugby is a funny game at times and anything can happen in a two horse race. This was proven as East Coast was denied a deserved victory when a late try to Wanderers tied up the match 26 – all.

UC Championship

Waimea Combined Schools 1st XV went within one phase of toppling favourites St Bedes at Garin College. A last minute try clinched the visiting team a 12 – 10 over a very committed host team.

NPD Tasman Trophy

Waitohi travelled to Jubilee Park and inflicted a blow to Waimea Old Boys semi-final ambitions with an entertaining 61 – 32, 9 tries to 5 victory.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

As we embark on our third season since the 2013 Championship victory, one thing that has become very apparent is that nothing stays the same and we must learn from previous year or mistakes made. Basically we must grow.

UC Championship

Nelson College & Marlborough Boys both secured impressive victories over St Bedes and Roncalli College respectively in the Crusaders region secondary schools 1st XVs competition over the weekend.

NPD Tasman Trophy

Harlequins victory over Stoke at Lansdowne Park was the highlight for Marlborough clubs in another tough round of NPD Tasman Trophy rugby.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

It is the long term Tasman Rugby Union referees strategy to develop male and female referees who can aspire to making national NZR refereeing panels.