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NZ Rugby planning kicks off for Nelson's All Blacks debut

With 307 days until kickoff for the city's All Blacks debut against Argentina on September 8, an entourage of five New Zealand Rugby representatives paid a visit to Nelson this week to work on the finer points of planning for the event.

Tasman women end debut season with historic first win over Hawkes Bay

Tasman 24 (Stephani Mitchell, Risi Pouri-Lane, Dana Wilson tries, Pouri-Lane 3 con, pen) v Hawke's Bay 12 (Te Maari MacGregor, Felicity Powdrell tries, Amy Williams con) HT: 17-5.

Tasman Women team named to play Hawkes Bay

Sydnee Wilkins, Jess Drummond, Wairakau Greig, Staci Kohe, Michelle Curry, Risi Pouri-Lane, Rosie Buchanan-Brown, Jess Foster, Kelly Stanford, Tamara Silcock, Hannah Gillespie, Courtney Clarke, Ashley Ulutupu, Stephani Mitchell, Naomi Tiumalu. Reserves: Stacey Davis, Kelly Couper, Niska Scott, Shellie Barry/Lyric Siaki, Dana Wilson, Leti Fotumoala, Fern Hoskin.


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North Harbour turn on second half pressure to beat Tasman women

North Harbour 25 (Caitlyn Cox, Olivia Ward-Duin, Kate Williams, Laishon Jones tries, Claudia McMeekin con, Sophie Fisher pen) v Tasman 12 (Jess Drummond, Jess Foster tries, Risi Pouri-Lane con) HT: 8-7.

Tasman B team leave it late to beat Wellington

Tasman B 29 (Johnny Ika, Fletcher Matthews, Chris Kerslake tries, James Hawkey 4 pen, con) v Wellington B 27 (Chris Mafi, Sam Coventry tries, Andrew Wells 2 pen, con, Piri Paraone 3 pen). HT: 18-13 Tasman B

Tasman Women no match for Canterbury

Canterbury 67 (Becky Davidson 3, Jess Hansen 2, Sam Curtis, Estele Uren, Nicole Purdom, Chelsea Bremner, Cassie Siataga tries, Kendra Cocksedge 5 con, Charntey Poko con) v Tasman 12 (Waikarau Greig, Jess Drummond tries, Jess Foster con) HT: 31-12

Tasman B overcome Canterbury rivals

Tasman B 37 (Braden Stewart 2, Tomas Aoake 3 tries, James Hawkey 2 pen, 3 con) v Canterbury B 13. HT: 18-13 Tasman.

Bay of Plenty too strong for Tasman Women

Bay of Plenty Volcanix 38 (Autumn-Rain Stephens-Daly 2, Ora Williams, Luka Connor, Sapphire Tapsell, Sequoia Autumn Te Aonui tries, Crystal Mayes 4 con) v Tasman 15 (Wairakau Greig 2, Shellie Barrie tries) HT: 21-5.

Tasman Women named to play Volcanix

Sydnee Wilkins, Pippa Andrews, Wairakau Greig, Staci Kohe, Michelle Curry, Risi Pouri-Lane, Rosie Buchanan-Brown, Jess Foster (c), Kelly Stanford, Tamara Silcock, Hannah Gillespie, Courtney Clarke, Kelly Couper, Stephani Mitchell, Stacey Davis. Reserves: Naomi Tiumalu, Ashley Ulutupu, Shellie Barry, Ashleigh Nathan, Dana Wilson, Jess Drummond, Fern Hoskin.