Sport

Marlborough players make Tasman under-19 squad

Central loose forward Braden Stewart is among six Marlborough club players named in the Tasman under-19 rugby squad.

Several Marlborough-based players have been included by Tasman under-19 rugby coach Kahu Marfell in an impressive 33-player squad.

Tasman Makos sign Trent Renata

Former Otago player Trent Renata has signed with the Tasman Makos.

The Tasman Makos' 2015 ITM Cup rugby squad now has another champion Highlander in its midst following the signing of fullback Trent Renata.

Makos mauled by Manawatu

Tasman's David Havili moves the ball in Wednesday's loss to Manawatu.

It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.

Boon brings his A game

Marlborough rep player Jack Boon juggles the ball on his stick as he launches another attack during his side's fixture against Nelson at Blenheim's College Park on Sunday.

 The Collins English Dictionary describes the word "boon" as "a welcome benefit" or "a blessing".

Marlborough shooters second

Smallbore

The Marlborough representative smallbore team turned in a creditable effort at the annual Andrew and Faulkner Shield competition in Alexandra.

Young netballers dominate

Marlborough under-17 midcourter Kelsie Fitzpatrick rises to make a pass during her side's match against Nelson at Saxton Stadium.

Marlborough’s top under-17 and under-13 netball rep sides made a clean sweep at the Nelson age group tournament on Sunday.

Netball favourites assert their dominance

Harlequins Radich Law centre Bridget Gane floats a pass to a team mate while Tokomaru rival Tash Ford looks on during Tuesday's premier netball match at Marlborough Lines Stadium 2000.

Marlborough netball's 2014 finalists flexed their muscles at Stadium 2000 on Tuesday evening.

Junior sports wrap

Renwick wing attack Michaela Robertson and St Mary's defender Laura Theyers in grade four junior netball action at Horton Park on Saturday.

Marlborough junior sport wrap from last weekend.

Weekly golf notes

Golf

Weekly reports from around Marlborough's golf clubs.

Rep golfers battle in capital

Steve McCaa scored two of Marlborough six wins at the weekend.

Marlborough’s senior rep golfers struggled to tame the tough Paraparaumu Beach course, and their Wellington opponents, losing their annual fixture 19-6 at the weekend.

Rugby

Chance for potential Tasman Makos to show wares

Big English lock Will Carrick-Smith gets his chance to impress against Manawatu.

The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.

Burnside ultimately too good for MBC

MBC First XV hooker Sam Moli takes on the Burnside defence at the college front field on Saturday.

The King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV gave their all, but came up eight points shy of Burnside College in their University of Canterbury championship rugby fixture in Blenheim on Saturday.

Hawkins chuffed to ink deal with Melbourne Rebels

Northland first five-eighth Dan Hawkins has signed a one-year deal with the Melbourne Rebels.

Not long ago he was drinking double browns in Picton. Now Northland's first-five has signed with the Rebels.

MBC hope for home advantage

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV will be hoping they can follow their haka with a top performance against Burnside High School on Saturday.

The NZ King Salmon MBC First XV return home on Saturday, to tackle a dangerous Burnside High School outfit on the college front field.

Miller powering his way ahead

Isaiah Miller, ball in hand, bursts off the back of the Marlborough Boys' College First XV scrum against Christchurch Boys' High School on the MBC front field in June.

For the past two years Isaiah Miller has been a driving force in both the MBC First XV rugby team and the college’s high-performing senior rowing eight.

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