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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.

Referee Dave Woodhouse to bring up 100 Premier Matches

Marlborough referee Dave Woodhouse is set to control his 100th premier game and eighth grand final on Saturday at Lansdowne Park.

World Smokefree Day

World Smokefree Day, or World No-Tobacco Day, is a World Health Organisation initiative celebrated globally each year on 31 May. The day is about making good health choices and providing opportunities for people to quit smoking.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Last Friday was a sombre day as, on May 25, 2017, Bevan Moody passed away after playing a game of division one rugby his club Waitohi against Nelson the previous Saturday. While it was recorded as cardiac arrest that happened in the second half of the match, what I struggled with since that day is that a young man left home to play rugby and did not come home.