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Skipper to miss battle of young guns

Robbie Columbus, who with skipper Ollie Baker out injured will pair with his brother Jordan at centre back for Marlborough Development against Nelson College First XI on Saturday.

Marlborough Development will face a step up in competition on Saturday without their skipper when they take on the Nelson College First XI.

MBC First XV to tackle new season

Mitch Smith, who will captain the Marlborough Boys' College First XV in 2015, takes the ball to the line against Scots College during a preseason match at Lansdowne Park while being supported by Ma'ara Ave. MBC kick off their UC Championship season in Timaru against Roncalli College on Saturday afternoon.

A new-look team enters a newly-named tournament on Saturday when the Marlborough Boys' College First XV kicks off their UC Championship season.

Netball courts busy on Anzac Day

Defending champions Harlequins will have plenty of company from their club when grade one netball this season when play gets underway on Saturday.

Track may help turnaround Alpine Heights form

Alpine Heights and Lisa Allpress charge out of the pack to win the 2011 Marlborough Cup Prelude.

Pick up any form guide and it will tell you Alpine Heights is out of form or past it but don't try telling his trainers that.

Fitzpatrick steps up to presidency

Brian Fitzpatrick, the new president of the Marlborough Cricket Association.

The Marlborough Cricket Association has a new president,with life member Brian Fitzpatrick elected to the role at their AGM.

Marlborough players in Tasman team

Marlborough number one Hamish Morrow in action.

Two Marlborough players are part of the Tasman team which will take part in the inaugural South Island Open teams tennis championship.

Tasman Trophy teams broaden horizons

Hooker Jesse MacDonald will be at the core of Central's bid for a place in the Tasman Trophy club rugby final.

Two unbeaten teams lead the way into the second stage of the Tasman Trophy club rugby competition, with cross-over matches beginning on Saturday.

Trail riding day a success

Competitive trail riding

Marlborough put on a stunning day for the Endurance and Trail Club’s April combined trail ride, held at Lansdowne Forest.

Top galloper major drawcard at Waterlea

The in-form Scapolo, pictured taking out the Canterbury Gold Cup at Riccarton on Saturday, will race at Waterlea on Sunday.

Highly-rated five year-old Scapolo will be the star attraction at the annual Marlborough Racing Club’s two-day meeting on Sunday.

Marlborough duo grab national title

Havelock bowlers Andre Smith, left, and Dennis Mills enjoy their national club pairs title with the women’s competition winners, Marilyn McLeod and Margaret Reed, and Anne Muir, centre, president of Bowls NZ, in Tauranga.

Havelock bowlers Andre Smith and Dennis Mills are the toast of the Marlborough bowling fraternity after claiming the New Zealand club championship pairs title in Tauranga on Tuesday.

Rugby

Flankers scoop maximum points

Marlborough Express club rugby player of the year.

Dynamic performances from two flankers gained them top points in the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition.

Tough contest coming up

Tasman Makos assistant coach Leon MacDonald.

Tasman Makos assistant coach Leon MacDonald talks about the weekend's rugby.

Nelson teams will be a challenge

Former Marlborough Boys' College star first XV player TC Campbell will be one to watch when he takes to the field for Nelson Club in the Tasman Trophy competition.

It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.

The art of deciding under pressure

Decision time follows for Marist as halfback Shaun Begg tackles Nelson #3 Inoke Latu during Saturday's match at Trafalgar Park.

OPINION: Decision making is one of those terms that coaches and commentators like to throw around so I thought it would be worthwhile to focus on what it actually means.

Magpies maintain momentum

Family boasting rights went on the line in the Harlequins v Waitohi division two rugby match at Lansdowne Park on Saturday. Euygene Taylor, right, who played first five for Waitohi, and younger brother Jordy Taylor embrace after a tightly-fought, high-scoring encounter, which Waitohi took out 33-22. The siblings’ proud mother, Andrea Watchman, said she was always going to be a winner, no matter what the score, as “my son’s team had won”.

Moutere continued on their winning way in Marlborough Wadsco division two rugby on Saturday

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