After five losses, Mainland Tactix coach Sue Hawkins has stepped aside for the good of the team.
Central Pirates pushed their way to top position on the Marlborough senior men's division one standings with an emphatic victory on Saturday.
The Magic beat the Tactix 61-46 in a game where the result was effectively sealed by the end of the first quarter.
Southland Sharks coach Judd Flavell will be looking to optimise their squad rotation after a hard fought 95-83 NBL win over the Nelson Giants in Invercargill.
Moutere and Waitohi provided the high points for Marlborough-based club rugby sides as the Tasman Trophy cross-over phase kicked off across the top of the south on Saturday.
Lansdowne Park's development as Marlborough's sporting hub took another, giant, step forward on Saturday.
Canterbury netball has hit rock bottom. Is it time for an independent inquiry into the struggles?
It's about time Marlborough's division one club rugby teams stamped their mark on the Tasman Trophy.
OPINION: There's been dismal chapters in Tactix history, but this is rock bottom. It's so dire Netball NZ must step in.
Renwick are first round winners.
COLUMN: The games must go on, rain or shine, writes Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe.
Highlanders loose forward Liam Squire staying with the Super Rugby franchise for two more years.
Moutere grabbed a share of first round honours with a hard-earned 12-0 Marlborough division one rugby victory over Waitohi at Awarua Park, Spring Creek, on Monday.
Central kick started their 2017 division one rugby campaign at a rain-soaked Lansdowne Park on Thursday night.
Tasman Makos lock Quinten Strange will face the Lions on their upcoming tour to New Zealand.