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Vale Ken Mansfield

The Stoke Rugby Club lost a true legend last week when Ken Mansfield passed away suddenly while at work.
His Senior playing career spanned four decades from the 1970s to the 2000s. He played in excess of 200 senior games, the most for Stoke.

Semi Finals this weekend

After 11 rounds the Final Four has been decided, with Waimea Old Boys taking out the Minor Premiership and the right to play 4th placed Waitohi in a semi-final at Jubilee Park. In the other 2 v 3 semi-final, Marist will host Wanderers at Trafalgar Park. Both games kick off at 3pm.

It’s Semi-Final Time!

The E’stel Tasman Trophy final series has arrived and what a round robin we have had. At the end of Saturday we had the 8th place team only a win away from a semi-final spot. I am sure the coaches, players and supporters from Kahurangi, Nelson, East Coast and Central are all reviewing the game that was lost at the last minute or an opportunity not taken.

E'stel Women's Tasman Trophy Round 5 report

Moutere 37 Motueka High School 22.
Melodie Bosman receives her Black Ferns cap.

E'stel Tasman Trophy Rd 11 Wrap Up

Waimea 40 def East Coast 33
Renwick 33 def Marist 17
Kahurangi 50 def Waitohi 17
Wanderers 37 def Moutere 24
Central 60 def Stoke 15.

UC Championship Round 4 report

Nelson College 43 Rangiora High School 38
Waimea Combined 43 Roncalli Aoraki Combined 0
St Bede's College 21 Marlborough Boys College 10.


With Marist and Waimea Old Boys having sewn up first and second respectively, the final round robin round of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will determine which of Wanderers and Waitohi will finish in third and fourth spots. Wanderers will host East Coast at Jubilee Park. Waitohi travel to play Kahurangi at Cooke’s Reserve, Riwaka.

Volunteers essential to Club Rugby

It’s important to acknowledge the volunteers behind all our clubs and schools. Each club has a superstar or two behind the scenes, and they do a power of work to get their teams out on the field. They wear many hats and are often coaching a junior team, refereeing, managing a senior team or organising the BBQ.

E'stel Tasman Trophy Rd 10 Wrap Up

Nelson 22 drew with Waimea 22
Marist 42 def Stoke 22
Wanderers 21 def Kahurangi 19
Waitohi 28 def East Coast 24
Moutere 28 def Renwick 24

UC Championship Round 3 report

Nelson College 20 St Bede's College 18
St Andrew's College 58 Waimea Combined Schools 3
Marlborough Boys College 47 Shirley High School 45.