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Coach impressed with Tasman's pre-season opening win

Tasman Emerging Players 49 (Pelefoti Siaki 2, Johnny Ika, Fletcher Matthews, Rupena Parkinson, Tone Ng Shiu, Tomas Aoake tries, Tim O'Malley 6 con, Andrew Knewstubb con) v Counties Cavaliers 26 (Matt Vaai, Gafa Su'a, Feta Luamanu, Sepu Taufa tries, Luteru Laulala 2 con, Jared Page con) HT: 28-14.

Meet our staff

Kahu Marfell is head of our Community Rugby team, taking the game out to the grass-roots clubs and schools. Kahu is widely known and respected for his work with Nelson Bays then Tasman Rugby Unions, and for his rugby ability at college, club, provincial and Tasman Makos level.

1st XV Rugby

Timaru Boys' College visit to Blenheim resulted in 22-7 victory over the home side, Marlborough Boys College. Waimea Combined Schools landed a last-minute penalty goal to secure a 22-20 home UC Championship win at Waimea College. Conversely, a late penalty goal gave Christchurch BHS a 13-11 result over Nelson College in Christchurch.

Senior Competition Reviews

Kahurangi reversed a first-round loss at the hands of Nelson with a deserved 29–27 win over the Car Company Nelson Bays Div 1 leaders. Wanderers' outplayed Waimea Old Boys for a 54-7 victory that now leaves them just two points adrift of Nelson in second place, while Marist stepped up to beat Stoke 37-30 to consolidate their semi-finals spot.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The adage “rugby was the winner” is one many Kiwi rugby enthusiasts would have said after that magnificent All Black & Lions display on the weekend. The quality of the game, the event spectacle and the British & Irish fans boost to the Auckland economy were all factors to admire.

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Steve Mitchell is head of our Operations and Competitions team. He’s a fun presence in the office and good at what he does. He brings a practical rugby aspect to the job having been heavily involved at all levels with Rangers club in the Upper Moutere. He also enjoys his family and boxing and motorbikes.

1st XV Rugby

On their home front field, Nelson College overcame a fast St Bedes start to run away with a comprehensive 64 – 17 win. In Blenheim, committed and scrambling defence, plus the ability to absorb pressure, allowed Marlborough Boys College to prevail over Rangiora HS 27 - 14.

Senior Competition Reviews

Victories to the Marlborough's leading three clubs - Moutere, Renwick and Waitohi - saw them extend their healthy points advantage at the head of the Wadsco Motorworld Division 1 standings. Moutere accounted for Wast Coast 54 -12, Renwick sneaked in 13 – 10 over Central, while Waitohi ran away from Harlequins 59 – 10.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

There is nothing worse than hearing someone say “back in my day”! Well, I am heading down that line to explain the 2017 coaching structure. I can remember like it was yesterday being named in the Otago NPC team to play Southland in the big local derby. The part I remember most was the quality of the coaching. We had two ex All Blacks in Laurie Mains and Lyn Jaffray. They really knew their rugby.

Meet our staff

Patrick Smith works with our high-performance players as their Personal Development Manager. Patrick is well known in rugby circles having played and coached in the region, and also in business circles as a past President of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce.