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Kids for Free at Makos home games

Tasman Rugby Union has announced that children age 12 and under will be admitted free to all Tasman Makos' home games this season, beginning with tomorrow's match against Canterbury at Trafalgar Park.
According to TRU marketing manager Les Edwards, the idea is to give families with young children a price break so that attending Makos' matches is more affordable.

Seddon Shield: Marlborough 7 Nelson 47

Nelson Bays 47 (Fetu Havilli, Latham Jones, Sione Holani, Brenton Connell, Tema Faifua tries, James Lash 5 conv, 2 field goals, 2 pen) v Marlborough 7 (James Pigou try, Daniel Hawkins conv). Half-time: Nelson Bays 34-0

Marlborough v Nelson Bays Seddon Shield preview [Nelson Mail]

Marlborough: Rawiri Tamati, Nick Pope, George Millar, Onolevu Temo, Chris Murphy, Daniel Hawkins, Daniel MacDonald, Stu Dalzell, Joe Stewart, James Pigou, Daniel Karena, Stu Campbell (cpt), Paulo Sa'u, Andrew Zuppicich, Kurt Lindsay. Subs: John Pale, Gareth Archer, Nathan Oakley or Reuben Harvey, Dan Crockett, Willie Alaiasa, Jake Cresswell, Benji Keenan.

Nelson Bays: Tema Faifua, Brenton Connell, Kim Bateman, Sione Holani, Latham Jones, James Lash, Shaun Begg (cpt), Fetu Havili, Mitchell Thwaites, Niu Taufa, Ben Sadrugu, Jarrod Aberhart, Ropate Rinakama, Logan Balsom, Michael Tyler. Subs: James Hadfield, Christian Tupula, Sam Dempster, Shane Grieve, Loui Harvey, Kaide Whiting, Farrell Mulipola or Leon Guerin.

Red Devils stave off fiery Buller [Marlborough Express]

Marlborough Red Devils 37 (George Millar, Stu Dalzell, Andrew Zuppicich, Dan Crockett tries, Rawiri Tamati 4 con, 3 pen) v Buller 31 (Apenisa Ratugoleavanua, Marcos Nariaria, Isea Leweqai tries, Andrew Stephens pen, Marty Banks 2 con, 3 pen). Half-time: Marlborough 16-13.

Young ref on his way [Nelson Mail]

Garin College rugby referee Dean Bruning thinks controlling a match in a stadium with 50,000 home fans questioning a call is probably the most pressure you could be under, but he still wants the job.

NBRSU Car Company Div 1 Club Final match report [Nelson Mail]

Nelson 30 (Farrell Mulipola, Andrew Goodman, Robbie Malneek tries, James Lash 3 pens, 3 cons) Stoke 10 (Shawn Begg try, Jake Beleski pen, con) Ht 6-10.

MRSU Wadsco Premier Div Club Final match review [Marl Express]

Waitohi 18 (Vernon Fredericks, Manu Mataele tries, Daniel Hawkins con, pen, field goal) v Harlequins 15 (George Millar, Simon Muir tries, Hayden Cripps con, pen). Half-time: Waitohi 15-0
Man of the match: Waitohi first five-eighth Daniel Hawkins

Club Finals results: Waitohi 18 Harlequins 15; Nelson 30 Stoke 10

Club Finals results: Wadsco Marlborough Premier Division - Waitohi 18 v Harlequins 15; Car Company Nelson Bays Div 1 - Nelson 30 v Stoke 10.

MRSU Wadsco Premier Division Grand Final preview [Marl Express]

Wadsco Premier Division Grand Final, Harlequins v Waitohi, Lansdowne Park, 2.50pm kick off. Curtain raiser at 12.50pm - Div 2 Grand Final - Harlequins v Kaikoura. $5 (Kids under 16 Free)

The Car Company Nelson Bays Grand Final preview [Nelson Mail]

The Car Company Division 1 Grand Final, Stoke v Nelson, Traflgar Park. 3pm kick off. Gold coin entry.