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Posts From July, 2020

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

As we enter the month of July, normally the senior club rugby competitions begin winding up and our focus shifts to the Finals, representative rugby and the finalisation of our Mighty Mako squad.

Men's club rugby

Marlborough division 1 competition on Saturday included a successful challenge by Central for the John Goodman Challenge Trophy with a 38-14 win over Waitohi, while Renwick accounted for Awatere.

Women's Club Rugby

The Golden Bay Fruit Senior Women’s competition got underway with newcomers Riwaka, featuring Black Fern Seven first five Risi Pouri-Lane, defeating Wanderers 17-10 and Moutere getting the better of Central 50-0.

UC Championship Wrap - Round 3

Marlborough Boys College 15 lost to Shirley Boys HS 33
Nelson College 27 lost to St Bede's College 35
Waimea Combined Schools 27 lost to St Andrew's College 59

Senior Club Rugby Wrap - Round 4

Moutere 36 def Waitohi 31
Central 13 def Awatere 8
Marist 23 def Stoke 23
Kahurangi 35 def Wanderers 14
Waimea 41 def Nelson 12

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

It’s quite remarkable, given all that our community experienced as a result of Covid-19, that here we are in Te Tauihu and throughout the country getting out and about enjoying recreation as though the effort and commitment by all over the past several weeks was just a dream. But a dream it was not. It was a quite stressful time for so many families, and for business owners and leaders, so I must acknowledge all our Sponsors and Members who have committed to the TRU at this time.

Referee News

NM Health assist Associate Referees program. The Tasman Rugby Referees welcome the support of the Nelson Marlborough Health’s Tap Into Water initiative in providing highly visible bibs for its Associate Referees, those volunteers who keep Saturday morning rugby alive and well at JAB and age grade level.

Men's Club Rugby

Moutere claimed a notable scalp in the Wadsco Motorworld Marlborough division 1 competition on Saturday, downing reigning club premiers Waitohi 36-31 in Picton. In the second match Central did just enough to hold off the Awatere in Seddon, maintaining the Blues’ unbeaten record.

Women's Club Rugby

In round 2 of the Golden Bay Fruit Senior Women’s competition, the scores were a little lop sided as defending premiers Waimea OB accounted for Riwaka 50-5 at Jubilee Park, while a strong Wanderers side held Moutere scoreless in a 42-0 win at Brightwater.

Mako wider training group side to play Wellington named

The Tasman Mako coaches have announced their wider training group squad to play a pre-season match against the Wellington wider training group on Wednesday July 29 at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim. Kick off is at 2.30pm.

Senior Club Rugby Wrap - Round 5

Marist 35 def Nelson 22
Kahurangi 43 def Stoke 17
Waimea won by default vs Wanderers.
Central 14 def Renwick 8
Awatere 36 def Moutere 7

UC Championship Wrap round 4

Nelson College 41 St Thomas 0.
Waimea Combined Schools 42 def Lincoln Combined 10.
Marlborough Boys College 30 def Timaru Boys High School 24.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Thank you to all our Rugby Volunteers. Over the weekend I had time to consider the impact volunteers have within the rugby community. Rugby within the region would not survive without this incredible hard-working group of volunteers. When a crucial volunteer stands down, clubs struggle to replace them on and off the field until the next committed volunteer steps forward.

Nelson Bays Wednesday night fixture report

Marist 38 def Wanderers 8
Kahurangi 23 def Waimea 22
Nelson 39 def Stoke 24

Senior Club Rugby Wrap - Round 6

Marist 33 def Kahurangi 30
Waimea Old Boys 31 def Stoke 30
Nelson 39 def Wanderers 14
Watohi 32 def Renwick 20
Central 54 def Moutere 0.

UC Championship Wrap round 5

Nelson College 43 def Marlborough Boys’ College 17.
Waimea Combined Schools 17 def St Bede’s College 10.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

JAB & Age Grade Rugby commences this weekend - The best part of the year when I was a young lad was the start of the rugby season. Whether it was as a 7 year old, 13 year old or 1st XV player, the excitement was the same – I could not wait for game day.

2020 Mako Draw Confirmed for Farah Palmer Cup

The 2020 Farah Palmer Cup Draw has been confirmed for our Golden Bay Fruit Tasman Mako. 3 home games - Blenheim, Nelson & Motueka so be sure to support them #FinzUp #SupportLocal

Senior Club Rugby Wrap - Round 7

Kahurangi 29 def Nelson 27
Marist 28 def Waimea Old Boys 16
Renwick 53 def Moutere 16
Waitohi 30 def Awatere 15
Stoke def Wanderers on forfeit

UC Championship Wrap round 6

Rangiora High School 27 def Marlborough Boys College 14
Nelson College 24 def Waimea Combined Schools 19.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

As an absolute rugby tragic last weekend was heaven. At 9.45am I went with my son to watch the Nelson College Blue U14 team play Motueka High School which was enjoyable.

Mako WTG win trial match with Wellington WTG

Tasman Mako WTG 42 (Timoci Tavatavanawai 2, Taina Fox-Matamua, Kershawl Sykes-Martin, Braden Stewart, Tim O’Malley tries, Campbell Parata 6 con) Wellington Lions WTG 31 (James Tuia, Bruce Kauika-Peterson, Cullum Harkin, Shamus Langton, Aiden Morgan tries, Morgan 3 con). HT: 28-14 Tasman.