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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.

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.

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.

Club Rugby

Senior Club rugby resumed post-Covid with two matches in Blenheim in the Wadsco Motorworld Marlborough division 1 competition. This included a successful challenge by Waitohi for the John Goodman Challenge Trophy. Round 2 matches will be played at Picton and Renwick.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

There is nothing better on a Saturday morning than heading to the local 1st XV match in either Blenheim or Nelson, having a quick bite of lunch then followed by watching some senior rugby in the afternoon.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

I will not dwell on the last three months other than to say while we are very excited to have the community game back this weekend with the Marlborough Sub Union and UC Cup 1st XV competitions starting this weekend and the Nelson senior clubs, Division 2 and the Women’s competitions starting on the 27th.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

The 2020 Tasman Trophy is here, the best senior rugby competition in the South Island and even Wellington. This March we have had a number of our premier teams travel to Wellington or Wellington teams come to the region and we have seen dominant displays by our sides. This competition every year produces new Mako players.

TRU Team Awards

Hosted by Joey Wheeler, the Tasman Rugby Union celebrated their Team Awards on Tuesday evening at The Bach restaurant at the Turf Hotel. These awards were presented for Community Rugby, the Tasman Under 19’s, Mako men and women teams.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Referee abuse from the side-lines should never be part of Rugby. I will put my hand up as a player, coach, supporter and now CEO, that I’ve been guilty of questioning the ability of the referee at times. I still struggle with a referee performance in a grand-final in the Premiership where the Mako outscored the opposition in tries then still ended up losing, but this was done in the privacy of my mind wasn’t for public debate.

CEO Chat with Tony Lewis

Playing JAB & Age Grade Rugby has clear social, physical and mental health benefits for children but evidence illustrates that youth sports in NZ society has become increasingly controlled and regulated by adults, which takes the fun out for many children.