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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.

Senior Club Rugby Wrap - 27 June

Central 38 def Waitohi 14
Renwick 21 def Awatere 12
Waimea Old Boys 25 def Marist 24
Wanderers 28 def Stoke 15
Kahurangi 21 def Nelson 10

UC Championship Wrap - June 28

St Andrew's College 10 def Marlborough Boys College 3
Nelson College 60 def Roncalli Aoraki Combined 0
Waimea Combined 41 def Mid Canterbury Combined 5

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.

Marlborough senior club match reports

Renwick 43 (Josh Thomas 3, Kaylin Thomas 2, George Tuineau, Falaula Fotu Moala tries, Michael Dillon 4 con) defv Moutere 12 (Dan Monaghan, Koli Tau’alupe tries, Monaghan con). HT 29-7.

Waitohi 22 (Gannon Karena 2, Karlos Tatauri, Taimi Fangatua tries, Tim O’Malley con) def Awatere 7 (Sam Lunn try, Franco Quinones con). HT: 12-0.

Marlborough Boys unable to hold out St Thomas

St Thomas of Canterbury 22 (Nick Price, AJ Abdelaal, Montel Peppard tries, Harry Coleman pen, 2 con) def MBC (Monu Moli, Toby McLeod tries, Kyren Taumoefolau con). HT 7-7.

Nelson College crush Mid Canterbury in UC opener

Nelson College 75 (Baleisomosomo 2, Schwass 2, Perkins 2, Kilworth 2, Dixon, Griffith, Waharoa, Harris, Malaulau tries, Kilworth 5 cons) defeated Mid Canterbury Combined 3 (Ree pen)

Tasman Rugby Referees in good shape for new season

Tasman’s rugby referees are in good heart as the sport prepares to return after a three-month hiatus. TRU referee education officer Dave Paterson says there will be good numbers of referees available on both sides of the hill.

New Tasman Rugby Union board elected

The 2020 Tasman board is: Ramon Sutherland (president), Wayne Young (chairman), Tony Healey, Scott Ford, Gary Knowles, Johnny Joseph, Dayveen Stephens and Tony Peacock.