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INTERNSHIP: Strength & Conditioning

The TRU high performance team are looking for a highly motivated and hardworking Strength and Conditioning Intern to join us for the 2019 Mitre 10 Cup Campaign from July – end of October.

Position Vacant: Referee Education Officer

The Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) along with the Tasman Rugby Referees are seeking applications for a Referee Education Officer to manage the development, promotion and implementation of initiatives that increase the recruitment, retention, training and education of referees.



The Tasman Rugby Union are calling on expressions of interest for two coaches of the Tasman Mako (FPC), 2019 season.

The team competes in the national FPC competition, with the campaign running throughout August, September, and October. The Mako are Tasman’s elite women’s rugby team, and an important platform for New Zealand selection.

The Coaches will play an active role in assisting player development throughout the Tasman HP Program & Club Rugby season. This is a voluntary position.

Please email your expression of interest to and include;

• Name
• Phone number
• Motivation for coaching this team
• Coaching experience

Expressions of interest close on 31 January.

Turf Hotel Tasman 7s teams named for Southern Regionals

Men: Sam Chamberlain (C), Timoci Tavatavanawai, Te Puoho Stephens, Erenimo Tau, Fletcher Matthews, Falaula Fotu Moala, Jayden Woolley, Graham Urquart, Jesse Pitman, Stein Schreiber, Josh McPherson, Michael Vaeno. Coach – Sam Gibbens.

Women: Jess Drummond (C), Stephani Mitchell, Lyric Siaki, Amanda Fitisemanu, Olivia Bird, Jess Foster-Lawrence, Rachael Wood, Sydnee Wilkins, Anya Schultz, Demi Salton, Leah Miles, Wairakau Greig. Coach – Bevan Thompson/Chris Binns

Tasman Sevens big winners at the Nelson Sports Awards

Team of the Year - Turf Hotel Tasman Sevens Men.
Junior Sportswoman of the Year - Risleaaana Pouri-Lane.
Sportsmen of the Year - Trael Joass & Andrew Knewstubb.
Lifetime achievement Awards - Tony Peacock & Steve Mitchell.
Special Community Award - Tasman Rugby Union hosting of the All Blacks Test.

Stoke men and Mot High women win Turf Hotel 7s

Women’s Final: Motueka High Senior 21 Waimea Old Boys 14
Men’s B Final: Riwaka 24 Valley Stags 14
Men’s Cup Final: Stoke 24 Waimea Old Boys 14

Marist men & Mot High women win at Renwick Sevens

Marist A claimed the men’s title at the Tasman Sevens rugby tournament staged at the Renwick Domain on Saturday. They proved too hot for Kahurangi in the final, winning 17-5, while Motueka High Senior beat their fellow Moteka High Girls combination to take out the women’s final 26-12.

Gilbert Rugby become Official Ball Supplier to Tasman RU

The Tasman Rugby Union and GILBERT are excited to announce a new and exciting partnership. This agreement will see GILBERT become the Official and Exclusive Ball Supplier across all levels of Tasman Rugby at club, school and representative levels.

20 Mako earn 2019 Super Contracts

Chiefs -Alex Nankivell, Kane Hames, Solomon Alaimalo
Crusaders - David Havili, Ethan Blackadder, Quin Strange, Leicester Faingaanuku*, Mitch Hunt, Will Jordan, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry, Jordan Taufua
Highlanders - Pari Pari Parkinson, Tyrel Lomax, Liam Squire, Ray Niuia*, Shannon Frizell
Blues - Jed Brown, Levi Aumua
Hurricanes - Finlay Christie

Successful Tasman B campaign provides depth to Mako

The Tasman B team have just concluded a highly-successful four-match programme, the Mako feeder side providing plenty of match-fit options for NPC opportunities. Tasman B, coached this year by Gray Cornelius, with help from Glen Blackmore and Kane Hames, downed their counterparts from Otago, Canterbury, Wellington and Southland.