Sport

Makos call in reinforcements for first hit-out of 2015

Moutere flanker Mike Curry, front, is the only Marlborough-based player of 11 uncontracted players plucked from club ranks to join the Makos Emerging Players team to tackle Manawatu on July 29.

As expected the Tasman Makos coaches called on players from the Nelson Bays and Marlborough club ranks when a Makos Emerging Players training squad was announced on Tuesday for the first of three preseason matches.

Acquiesce and Playwright excel in changing winds

Acquiesce, seen here in race one of the series, won division one of race five in the NZ King Salmon Winter Series hosted by the Waikawa Boating Club on Sunday.

A mix of wind strengths in the Marlborough Sounds on Sunday provided a challenge to the 21 Waikawa Boating Club yachts and crews who took part in race five of the NZ King Salmon Winter Series.

Joseph's win delights whanau

Ken Hart, left, and Calvin Hart, flank cousin Jamie Joseph at the Highlanders' hotel after the match.

The Highlanders’ historic Super Rugby final victory brought joy to the MacDonald whanau in Marlborough.

Pirates claim division one title

Central player Jared Nott loses the race to the ball as Blenheim Valley Cobras goal-keeper Matthys van der Venter snaps up possession during grade one football from A and P Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Central Pirates repelled another raid from a plucky young Blenheim Valley Development team on Saturday, winning the Mayfield Motorworld division one football league with a week to spare while an upset result in Picton ensured the division two season will go down to the wire.

Ultra-marathon to follow historic road

running

Blenheim-based company Top of the South Events announced on Monday they will be staging a new, annual ultra-marathon race based on the Old Ghost Road in the Buller district, starting at Lyell and running 85km north to Seddonville.

Pelorus heading back to premier grade

Julia Eustace takes possession for Pelorus Apitech in grade two netball at Horton Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Pelorus Speight’s Ale House finished their grade one netball stint in the same style they had played their first four weeks in the competition, winning at Horton Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Weekly sports draws

Football

Marlborough weekly sports fixtures.

Kaikoura top seeds for semis

Rugby

Whale Watch Kaikoura will play a home semi final in the Marlborough division two rugby competition after topping the points table at the end of round robin play.

Tasman's Highlanders deliver in final

Shane Christie, left, Joe Wheeler, Alex Ainley and Marty Banks at Highlanders training at Logan Park in Dunedin.

Five Tasman Makos players helped the Highlanders to a historic Super Rugby title on Saturday.

Hensons score four on the final end to win closed triples event

Daniel Henson, the youngest of three generations of Hensons who teamed up to win the Rai Dale Farms Closed Triples indoor bowls championships in Blenheim on Sunday.

Three generations of the Henson family came from behind to score an improbable indoor bowls win in the Rai Dale Farms Closed Triples championships in Blenheim on Sunday.

Rugby

Geldenhuys says final win 'unreal'

Ross Geldenhuys mingles with the Highlanders' fans after Saturday's thrilling Super Rugby final at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.

Marlborough's Makos star reflects on incredible year that culminated in thrilling victory in Super Rugby final.

MBC rue second half slump

Midfielder Nigel Satherley about to score for the Marlborough Boys' College First XV against St Bede's College in Christchurch on Saturday.

Despite holding an 18-10 halftime lead, the Marlborough Boys’ College First XV went down 37-21 to St Bede’s College on Saturday.

Moutere make semifinal statement

Moutere centre Chris Ranstead shrugs clear of an attempted Harlequins tackle at Awarua Park on Saturday.

Moutere claimed the favourites’ tag heading into next week’s Marlborough division one rugby semi final against Scott Construction Harlequins, with an emphatic 35-18 victory over the same opponents at Awarua Park, Spring Creek on Saturday. The Magpies scored three tries in each half to put a stake in the ground for the forthcoming play-off.

Saturday sports wrap

Moutere centre Chris Ranstead attempts to shrug clear of a Harlequins' tackler at Awarua Park on Saturday.

Moutere claimed the favourites’ tag heading into next week’s Marlborough division one rugby semi final against Harlequins, with an emphatic 35-18 victory over the same opponents at Awarua Park, Spring Creek on Saturday.

Club sides in semifinal rehearsal

Harlequins centre Chris Tau'alupe takes on the Moutere defence during the sides' previous division one rugby match in April.

Club pride is up for grabs in Saturday's final preliminary matches in the Marlborough division one rugby competition.

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