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Meet our staff

Jimmy Holden is our Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for both the Crusaders Academy based in Nelson, and for the Tasman Makos. He comes to us from the Taniwha team up north and is fitting in nicely down at the gym and around the office.

1st XV Rugby

Waimea Combined Schools have caused a local derby boil over with their comprehensive defeat of Nelson College 1st XV on Saturday.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The month of May is the most exciting time for Tasman rugby having spent the last two months preparing for the first week of JAB and Age group rugby. On Saturday’s I can hear the sounds of early morning rugby (referee whistles and parental support) from my house near Neale Park. I watch some games with my daughter as a number of our staff have young children playing.

NPD Tasman Trophy Semi-Finals Tonight

Nelson, Waimea Old Boys, Wanderers and Moutere will contest tonight's NPD Tasman Trophy playoffs. Both matches will kick-off at 7pm Wednesday 31 May.

Jess Drummond set for Black Ferns sevens debut

Already a New Zealand touch rugby representative, Jess Drummond could become a dual international if she makes her debut at this weekend's tournament in Victoria.

Meet our staff

Nevin Price is our performance analyst, working with the high performance team during the Club season and then during the Tasman Makos campaign. He’s also our internal technology wizard which makes him rather useful. As an Irish-born Kiwi he’s staying remarkably neutral with regard to the upcoming Lions tour.

1st XV Rugby

Waimea Combined Schools were convincing in their 33-10 UC Championship secondary schools rugby win over Burnside High School in Christchurch. Marlborough Boys College enjoyed a bonus point win over Shirley Boys HS. Nelson College had the bye.


The latest round of NPD Tasman Trophy division one rugby was overshadowed by the on-field, cardiac arrest of Waitohi prop Bevan Moody in his side's match against Nelson at Neale Park on Saturday.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Tasman Rugby is expressing its deep condolence to the Moody family following the death of Waitohi Club player Bevan Moody. Bevan, 22, passed away this morning, Thursday 25 May, at Nelson Hospital surrounded by his partner, daughter and parents after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing in a senior grade rugby match at Neale on Saturday, May 20.

Statement from TRU & the Moody Family on Bevan Moody

Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) is deeply saddened by a non-contact incident in the Nelson vs. Waitohi Tasman Trophy match on Saturday 20 May. Bevan has been in an induced coma in Nelson Hospital since Saturday evening. He suffered cardiac arrest in the second half of the match on the field and stopped breathing. He was treated by a medical team for around 30 minutes and was then transferred to Nelson Hospital.