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CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

It is my belief that over the last three years the cross-regional NPD Tasman Trophy has produced skillful and passionate grassroots rugby of the highest order. It has become the pinnacle competition for the coaches to eye players when selecting the Tasman Makos squad and last year this competition produced 14 Makos players.

NPD Tasman Trophy Final on Monday

One semi-final was decided by half-time and the other was as good a game of senior club rugby you could wish to see. Nelson played a dominant 35 - 0 first half to go on and went on to defeat Moutere 43 - 10, with prop Isaac Salmon scoring 3 tries.

NPD Tasman Trophy semifinals TONIGHT (Wed 31 May)

NPD Tasman Trophy semifinals - Nelson v Moutere, Trafalgar Park, 7pm, referee: Mike Lash; WOB v Wanderers, Jubilee Park, 7pm, referee: Steffan James.

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.