Club appeals suspension for ref abuse

Nelson second five-eighth Chris Kerslake, centre, allegedly pushed a referee to the ground during a Tasman Trophy match ...

Nelson Rugby Club is appealing Chris Kerslake's 14-week suspension for allegedly attacking a referee.

Rugby points shared around

Central hooker Jesse MacDonald was one of six players to pick up maximum points in the Marlborough Express Rugby Player ...

Maximum points in the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition were shared between backs and forwards after the final crossover round of the Tasman Trophy competition on Saturday.

Easy for netball favourites

Tokomaru wing attack Laura Murphy drives through court during her side's match with Marlborough Girls' College at ...

The favoured teams emphatically asserted their dominance during the fourth round of Marlborough premier netball on Tuesday evening.

Old foe in town

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV perform their haka. They host Nelson College on the school front field on Thursday.

 It's early days, but the King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV have already arrived at a crossroads in their season.

Weekly golf notes

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Weekly golf notes

Coldwater Classic draws a crowd

Kaikoura surfer Dave Lyons.

Kaikoura surfers look like the ones to beat this weekend at the Coldwater Classic surf comp.

Nelson win rep fixture

Marlborough player Bella Rose in action against Nelson opposition at the Tasman Tennis Centre in Richmond.

Nelson retained the Gardiner Trophy on Sunday with a 34-22 win over Marlborough in the annual junior representative tennis fixture held at the Tasman Tennis Centre in Richmond.

Awatere, Kaikoura prevail

Lyell Marfell won a crucial match for his Awatere team in MacDonald Cup play on Sunday.

 Awatere used home course advantage to best effect on Sunday, winning their MacDonald Cup senior men's interclub clash with Marlborough 3-1.

Tasman United snap up schoolboys

Nelson College midfielder David Maisey in action against Marlborough Mariners.

With an eye to the future, Tasman United snap up three up-and-coming players.

Weekly sports draws

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Weekly sports fixtures.


Growing the grassroots

Moutere under-14 prop Jason Buckingham makes a break during their game against Nelson College last month.

COLUMN: Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the importance of developing grassroots rugby.

Moutere team optimistic

Loose forward Vernon Fredericks will be a key player for Moutere as they endeavour to force their way into the Tasman ...

 If Moutere's premier rugby players need extra motivation for Wednesday's NPD Tasman Trophy rugby semifinal, someone should write "70-0" on their dressing room wall.

Squire named in All Blacks

Loose forward Liam Squire has just become the Tasman Rugby Union's first home-grown All Black.

Makos No. 8 Liam Squire becomes Tasman union's first homegrown All Black.

Moutere reach semis

Renwick's Jack Roberton is lowered in a tackle during his side's match with Waimea Old Boys on Saturday.

 A late resurgence by Marlborough sides was just enough to propel Moutere into the NPD Tasman Trophy rugby play-offs on Saturday.

MBC match drawn

Marlborough Boys' College First XV midfielder Isaac Briggs is brought down by a desperate St Andrew's tackler during ...

If the King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College were frustrated by their single point loss to Shirley midweek, they will be pulling their hair out after Saturday's 10-10 draw with St Andrew's College.

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