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Tasman Rugby appoint Coaches for B’s and Under 20’s

Mike Fraser has been appointed Head Coach of the Tasman B program. The appointment sees Mike being promoted from Assistant Coach of the 2012 Tasman B Team. Daniel Perrin serves as the Tasman B Assistant Coach. A former Tasman, Canterbury, BOP, Crusader and Chief player, Dan comes with obvious strengths and knowledge around current practises at ITM and Super level. Don McLean returns as Head Coach of the Tasman U20 program after his successful stint as co-coach of the 2010 Tasman U20 program. Don takes the reins with assistant coach Lachie Taylor, an experienced coach at representative age group and senior rugby.

Big wins for Nelson clubs in Bayleys Tasman Trophy [Nelson Mail]

Results Pool A:

Moutere 20 (Benji Keenan 2 tries, Noah Taio 2 con, 2 pen) Waitohi 20 (Taylor Solomon try, Daniel Hawkins 5 pen). Halftime: Waitohi 12-6.

Nelson 85 (James Lash 3, David Havili 3, Robbie Malneek 3, Ula Fotu 2, Loui Harvey, Mitchell Scott tries, Lash 9 cons, Havili con) Awatere 3 (Johann Louw pen). Halftime: 43-3.

WOB 37 (Kaide Whiting, Joe Higgins, Marty Banks, James Lowe tries, Billy Guyton 4 cons, 3 pens) Stoke 5 (Chris Little try). Halftime: 34-0.

Pool B:

Central 22 (Charlie Shuttleworth, John Pale tries, Gareth Smith 4 pen) Harlequins 18 (Darryl Murray, Mike Schmidt-Lealava'a tries, Schmidt-Lealava'a con, pen, Matt Duggan pen). Halftime: 8-8.

Wanderers 63 (Tries: Trael Joass 2 , Ryan Setefano 2, Alex Lean 2, Jackson Harvey, Jade Beven, Steve Soper, Loa Windley, Alex Ainley, Ben Douglas; Pen: Jackson Harvey ) Renwick 17 (Hayden Swain, Evan Wadsworth, Kurt Schollum tries, Schollum con). Halftime: 27-7.

Nelson clubs dominate Bayleys Tasman Trophy opening round [Marl Express]

Results Pool A: Nelson 12 (Richie Smith, David Havili tries, Havili con) Waitohi 3 (Daniel Hawkins pen). Halftime: 12-0.

Waimea Old Boys 73 (no scorers available) Moutere 21 (Paul Kahui, John Tavares, Chris Ranstead tries, Noah Taio 3 con) Halftime: 45-7.

Stoke 36 (no scorers available) Awatere 9 (Johann Louw 3 pen) Halftime: 17-0.

Pool B: Harlequins 35 (Gary Redmond, Johnny Hope, Willie Tau'alupe, Matt Duggan tries, Duggan 3 con, 2 pen, Hayden Cripps field goal) Kahurangi 34 (Mangisi Kaho, Daniel Smart, Vai Aukafolau tries, Andrew Beatson 2 con, 5 pen). Halftime: 25-19.

Wanderers 42 (no scorers available) Central 35 (Reyne Volavola, Adam Goldsworthy, Kaleni Taetuli, Daniel van Waas tries, Sam Aolele 3 con, 3 pen). Halftime: 15-7.