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CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The E’stel Tasman Trophy has an international feel in 2019. The Tasman Rugby Union entered in a commercial relationship with Kintetsu Liners who are a Japanese rugby club currently competing in the Top Challenge League. Hanaozono Rugby Stadium, Kintetsu’s home ground, is set to host four Rugby World Cup games in 2019.

E'stel Tasman Trophy Rd 4 Wrap Up

Marist 38 v Wanderers 12
Nelson 22 v Stoke 12
Waimea Old Boys 17 v Kahurangi 6
East Coast 26 v Moutere 17
Central 20 vRenwick 14

TRU videos to boost Rugby's coaching resources

TRU rugby development officer Mark Cochrane said the videos provide an easy, visual way for coaches to gain an understanding of the activities and to utilise them in their coaching sessions.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Round 4 Matches

Round 4 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy will feature a double header on Trafalgar Park with Wanderers playing Marist at 1.15pm, followed by Nelson and Stoke at 3pm. Other matches are at Cooks Reserve Riwaka, Seddon Domain and Renwick Domain. Get along and watch our future Mako in action.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

In late 2017, the TRU Board instructed the CEO and Community Rugby team to review junior rugby within the region. The review was extensive and identified that we needed to concentrate on Coach Education as a key area for development.

E'stel Tasman Trophy Rd 3 Wrap Up

East Coast 27 v Nelson 24. HT: 5-0
Wanderers 36 v Central 17. HT: 19-10
Stoke 29 v Renwick 7. HT: 15-0
Kahurangi 39 v Moutere 32. HT: 24-13
Waimea Old Boys 42 v Waitohi 26. HT: 28-12.

Top female rugby players get high performance programme

In conjunction with New Zealand Rugby, Tasman Rugby Union has rolled out its inaugural women's High Performance Development programme with a main objective of creating a world-class pathway for aspiring female rugby players to become well-rounded athletes and rugby players.

Chris Binns and Bevan Thompson named Mako FPC Coaches

The Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) is pleased to announce the coaches for the 2019 Farah Palmer Cup (FPC) campaign will be Chris Binns as head coach with Bevan Thompson as his assistant.

E’stel Tasman Trophy - Round 3 Matches

All five Round 3 E’stel Tasman Trophy fixtures are being played in Marlborough with Nelson clubs visiting Seddon, Renwick, Lansdowne Park, Spring Creek and Picton. This is a great chance for fans there to get to a nearby park and watch #FutureMako in action.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Round 2 of the E’stel Tasman Trophy was a great weekend of rugby. While early in the season the standard or the skills can be a little rusty, one can ever question the player’s commitment, desire and passion for the game of Rugby and, most importantly, for their club.