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Sport Tasman honour Murray Sturgeon & NPI

Nelson Pine Industries (NPI) managing director Murray Sturgeon is normally on the supporting end of sponsorship in the community, but the tables were turned yesterday when he was the one receiving the accolades. Sport Tasman chief executive officer Nigel Muir presented Murray with a unique wooden trophy to recognise the decade of support NPI has given to sport and recreation in the Tasman region.

NPD Tasman Trophy Round 8 Wrap

The weekend’s game of the round saw Renwick host Kahurangi in their first defence of the John Goodman Challenge Trophy. Renwick held onto the trophy after a 40-26 win.

In other results, Marist still sit second on the table after failing to take a bonus point in their 21-10 win over East Coast, Waitohi travelled to Brightwater to take on a rebuilding Wanderers side, the hosts upsetting the ‘Tohis 26-24 in a thriller. Fresh from the bye last weekend, Waimea Old Boys went down to Central 31-27 at Jubilee Park. Nelson travelled to Moutere and remain at the top of the table after a 33-18 win.

UC Championship Round 7 Wrap

Waimea Combined Schools went down 47 - 12 to Marlborough Boys College on Saturday at Waimea College. consolidating MBC's position in the Top 4. The away match for Nelson College against Christ's College in Christchurch was postponed due to unfit state of the playing field.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

On Saturday 2 June the Tasman Rugby Union, through the Chairman of the Nelson Bays Sub Union chair Tony Peacock, presented the John Goodman Challenge Trophy to the Goodman family and the Nelson Rugby Football Club.

NPD Tasman Trophy Round 7 Wrap

Marlborough’s Div 1 rugby sides bounced back in the latest round of NPD Tasman Trophy clashes, winning three of the five games played.

Central, East Coast won matches on their home grounds over Kahurangi and Wanderers, while Renwick pulled off a vital away victory in Nelson. Moutere lost at home to Stoke while Marist defeated Waitohi in Picton.

UC Championship Round 6 Wrap

Nelson College 57, (Hughes 2, Segner 2, Rogers, Johnston, Zohrab, Brown, Carmine tries, Barton 6 cons) Waimea Combined Schools 14 (Drysdale, Limmer tries, Lammers 2 cons)

Rangiora HS 37 v Marlborough Boys College 18 (Ethan Jones, Jayden Lister, Monu Moli tries, Keelan Murrell pen). HT: 15-8.

CEO chat with Tony Lewis

The sub-Union Finals weekend again illustrated to me how far as a rugby community we have come in the last five years. The Finals were played in front of large crowds of passionate club rugby supporters at both games, decked out in their club colours. The passion and history of each club was clear to all.


Waitohi pip Renwick in thrilling Marlborough Final

Waitohi 20 (Ray Niuia try, Corey Bovey 5 pens) Renwick 19 (Michael Vaeno try, Kurt Schollum 4 pen, con). HT: 9-6 Waitohi.

UC Championship Round 5 Wrap

Marlborough Boys’ College 16 (Liam Duncan try, Keelan Murrell 3 pen, con) v Nelson College 15 (Anton Segner, Connor Johnston tries, Niko Barton, pen, con). HT: 5-3 Nelson College.
Waimea Combined Schools 21 v St Bede's 26.