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Weekly sports draws

Football

Weekly draws for Marlborough sport.

Tasman under-19s lose to West Coast

Denvour Kiel, pictured playing for Nelson, scored the only try for Tasman under-19 in their defeat to West Coast in Murchison on Saturday.

The Tasman under-19 rugby team endured a torrid season-opener after losing 31-5 to the West Coast Heartland team in the wet at Murchison on Saturday.

Makos, Lions prepare for Marlborough match

The Wellington Lions get down to business while training at Picton's Endeavour Park on Monday morning, led by former All Blacks squad members Brad Shields, far left, and Ardie Savea, second from left.

Marlborough gets its first taste of national provincial championship rugby for the season with the Tasman Makos and Wellington Lions spending time in the province this week ahead of their pre-season match at Lansdowne Park on Thursday.

Uso Fiafia hold court

Volleyball

Bella’s Team registered two wins and Uso Fiafia took out a hard-fought top-of-the-table clash when week four of Marlborough Volleyball’s Fairweathers Winter Leagues was played on Thursday night in Blenheim.

Four remain in Cup contention following busy Saturday

Central Pirates striker Bryce Smith is brought down in a tackle by Central’s Richie Marsden during their Knockout Cup clash at A and P Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Blenheim Valley Masters and Redwood Renegades will square off in one Knockout Cup semifinal and Central Pirates and Rangers Hammers the other, after all four football teams took out their quarterfinals on Saturday.

Joint Effort improves Winter Series standing

Bump n Grind fly their spinnaker for the first time during racing in the New Zealand King Salmon Winter Series on Sunday in the Marlborough Sounds.

The Bill Crossen-skippered yacht, Joint Effort sailed to a win in division one of the NZ King Salmon Winter Series on Sunday to solidify their position at the head of the standings.

Table tennis thriller won by Arawa

Table tennis

Arawa and Liquorland played out a thrilling match in section one of the Marlborough senior A grade table tennis competition on Thursday.

Tasman snatch late win over Otago

Makos midfielder Trael Joass breaks into open territory during Saturday's match against an Otago XV at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

The Tasman Makos mended some cracks with Saturday's 31-25 pre-season rugby win over an Otago XV at Trafalgar Park but they're still in desperate need of some polish.

Development a grade above opponents

Gaston Yabes in action for Marlborough Development on Saturday.

Marlborough Development got their Tasman Trophy football campaign off to a flying start on Saturday.

MBC cling on for 1-point win

Marlborough Boys’ College First XV prop Quinn Harrison-Jones goes on the charge against St Thomas of Canterbury in Christchurch on Saturday.

The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV emerged victors from a tight tussle with St Thomas of Canterbury.

Rugby

Tasman seal victory at the death

Tasman flanker Pete Samu takes on the Otago defence during their ITM Cup pre-season match at Trafalgar Park.

The Tasman Makos produced a solid second half performance to seal a tight 31-25 preseason rugby win over an Otago XV at Nelson's Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

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.

MBC First XV keen to get back on track

Nigel Satherley returns to the Marlborough Boys' College First XV midfield for Saturday's match against St Thomas of Canterbury College in Christchurch.

The Marlborough Boy's College First XV are keen to put a horror month behind them when they travel to Christchurch to meet St Thomas of Canterbury on Saturday.

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.

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.

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