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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.

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.

Lucy Mahuika named skipper of Nelson Bays U48kg team

For the first time in its history, a female has been named captain of the Nelson Bays U48kg rugby team. Lucy Mahuika will lead the side in Christchurch during an U48kg rugby tournament this week.

Test luncheon raises big funds for Women's Rugby

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen proved a massive drawcard too, with more than $25,450 being raised to go towards development. "The value of getting him along was immense.