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Mako book Trafalgar date with Steamers [Peter Jones]

For the eighth consecutive season Tasman will feature in the Mitre 10 Cup play-offs. The Mako have been around at the business end of the season since 2013, when they made it all the way to the championship final, then tipped over Hawke’s Bay to join the premiership.

Vale Maldon Hector (Maldy) Whitwell

Maldon Whitwell contributed over 50 years to Rugby in the Golden Bay / Motueka / Nelson Bays region and was rewarded with Life Membership of the Nelson Bays Rugby Sub Union in 2009.

Celebrating Women in Sport luncheon – Nov 19, 1pm

The Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce 'Celebrating Women in Sport and Business' Luncheon will be held at 1pm on Thursday 19 November at the Trafalgar Park Pavilion. Lunch will be feature NZR Head of Women's Rugby, Cate Sexton..

Nelson to host Black Ferns v Barbarians game

An afternoon match on Saturday November 21 has been scheduled between the Black Ferns and a NZ Barbarians side at Trafalgar Park– the final fixture in a series that has ensured some game time for the defending world champions ahead of their title defence next year.

Nelson College claim a special Quad victory

Nelson College claimed the 94th Quadrangular Tournament with a 33 - 22 win over Christ's College. They had previously beaten Wellington College 29 - 26 on Tuesday. The title also coincides with the 150th anniversary of the first rugby game played in Nelson.

UC Championship Wrap round 13

All 3 Tasman region 1st XV teams recorded wins to end the UC Championship season.
Marlborough Boys’ College 60 def Mid Canterbury Combined 12.
Nelson College 38 def St Andrew’s College 24
Waimea Combined Schools 27 def St Thomas 24

Wanderers claim Nelson Bays division two title

Wanderers 17 (Reed, Soper tries, Palmer 2 cons 1 pens) def Marist 13 (Sauria, Piukala tries, O’Regan 1 pen)

UC Championship Wrap round 12

Nelson College 48 def Lincoln Combined 5
Marlborough Boys College def Roncalli Aoraki Combined 5
Timaru Boys High School def Waimea Combined Schools 11

Steffan James reaches a century as whistle-blower

Steffan James doesn’t like to be noticed on the rugby field. As a referee, Steffan believes the less he is involved, the better for the game. However, the spotlight was thrust upon a reluctant Steffan on Saturday as he took charge of his 100th premier match.

It’s a Blues festival at Lansdowne Park

Wadsco Motorworld Marlborough Division 1 Final
Central 31 (Timo Vakaloa, Liam Duncan, Peter Vakaloa, Nigel Satherley, Solomoni Vecena tries, Mitch Smith 3 con) def Waitohi 10 (Tim O’Malley try, con, Corey Bovey con). HT: 12-3

Division two Final:
Central 36 (George Millar, Ono Levu Temo, Harry Mackenzie, Logan Robinson tries, Ra Tamati 2 con, 4 pen) def Awatere 24 (Sam Lunn 2 tries, Grae Gilbert 4 pen con). HT 15-12 Central