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E’stel Tasman Trophy -Rd 7 fixtures & Rd 6 results

Round 7 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will take place this Saturday 27 of April at 3pm. Nelson will receive Waitohi on Neale Park while Stoke will be hosting East Coast on Greenmeadows for the first time this season. Wanderers versus Renwick on Brightwater Domain, Waimea Old Boys versus Moutere on Jubilee Park and Marist versus Central on Tahunanui are the other matches of this sixth round. Get along and watch our future Mako in action.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The TRU Board nominated Max Spence to be the NZ Rugby’s Vice President at their AGM on Thursday 17 April. The nomination was supported by all South Island Provincial Unions and he was unanimously elected.
Max, a Tasman and Nelson rugby stalwart and the man credited with bringing the Mako to life is now one of New Zealand's highest-ranking rugby officers.


Central 5 - 28 Waitohi
Waimea Old Boys 29 - 19 Wanderers
East Coast 34 - 32 Renwick
Kahurangi 6 - 3 Stoke
Marist 38 - 17 Nelson

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Rd 6 fixtures & Rd 5 results

Round 6 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will take place over two days starting with Central versus Waitohi on Lansdowne Park, Thursday 18 April at 7pm. Three other matches will take place this Thursday:

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The 13th Tasman Rugby Union AGM was held on Monday April 8 in Blenheim.


Waimea Old Boys 46 - 19 Renwick
Waitohi 31 - 25 Stoke
East Coast 24 - 33 Kahurangi
Moutere 12 - 51 Marist
Nelson 53 - 28 Central

Tasman B Head Coaching role available

The Tasman Rugby Union is calling on expressions of interest for Head Coach of the Tasman B’s for the 2019 season. Email your expression of interest to by Tuesday, 23rd April.

Te Tauihu Maori coaching positions available

Teams will compete at the annual Te Waipounamu Tournament held in Invercargill on the 12th October. The Coaches will play an active role in developing players from Whakatū (Nelson Bays) and Wairau (Marlborough), in August and September prior to Te Waipounamu Tournament.

Please email your expression of interest with your contact details to, by the 19th April.

Tasman HP squad named for Hawke's Bay pre-season match

The Tasman High Performance squad has been named to play a pre season game against Hawkes Bay on Wednesday, 15th May. The first training is on Monday, 15th April at 6.30pm in Nelson.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Rd 5 fixtures & Rd 4 results

Round 5 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will again feature a double header on Trafalgar Park with Waimea Old Boys hosting Renwick at 1.15pm, followed by Nelson versus Central at 3pm. Other matches are in Marlborough at Cooks Reserve Endeavour Field, Seddon Domain and Awarua Park. Get along and watch our future Mako in action.