Win for Makos

Makos' halfback Jimmy Cowan gives Taranaki fullback Kurt Baker a reminder of who won the battle of Yarrow Stadium.

Tasman put themselves firmly back in the national provincial championship rugby race with a superb victory against Taranaki

Tasman bounce back in style

Taranaki's Angus Ta'avao attempts to break through the Tasman defence during his side's 35-17 loss in New Plymouth.

Tasman have given themselves a chance of hosting one of next week's NPC semifinals.

Doors open for de Villiers

New Wairau Valley import Fanie de Villiers, seen here bowling for Marlborough in a pre-season match last weekend, will turn out for the President’s XI on Saturday in Blenheim during the first of three matches against another selection of club players, the Chairman’s XI.

For the second year running, Marlborough club cricket will welcome a talented South African to the fold, this one bearing a famous name.

Guardiola a likely starter for Falcons' second match

Omar Guardiola, back in Nelson for a second stint with the Falcons.

The Nelson-Marlborough Falcons will seek to complete an away double when they tackle Auckland City in their second ASB Youth League match on Sunday.

Waikawa boats back on the water for Spring Series

Bluebird, which made a winning start to the Spring Twilight Series on Tuesday.

Bob and Jennie Crum, on their yacht Bluebird, made a promising start to the Marlborough Sounds Marinas Spring Twilight Series when race one was contested in the Marlborough Sounds on Tuesday evening.

Morgan takes cycling honours


Young rider Sam Morgan came out on top of a small field of riders in the 12th race of the Cuddon Cycling Marlborough winter/spring series on Saturday.

Tasman prop cops one-week ban

Tasman's South African prop Ross Geldenhuys has copped a one-week ban.

Ross Geldenhuys handed suspension for striking a player during loss to Canterbury last weekend.

Softballers settle at new home base

The versatile Kyle Marfell is again expected to be one of Saints Rams’ leading performers.

Marlborough’s softballers will frolic in a new pasture this season.

Dressage exponents shine in west

Level two champion Georgia Ryan on SE Gym Bellomi.

A group of Marlborough riders made their mark at the Nelson area dressage group spring tournament at the weekend.

Successful Marlborough indoor bowls season rolls to a close

Simon Hitchcock: a standout for the Marlborough rep indoor bowls team in 2015.

The recently-completed indoor bowls season would have to rate as one of Marlborough’s more successful in recent years, certainly judging by the state of the trophy cabinet.


Mount Taranaki to climb for Makos

Taranaki midfielder Charlie Ngatai charges away with the ball during last year's NPC final in New Plymouth. He will be a major player in Thursday's re-match with the Makos.

The Tasman Makos have a Taranaki mountain to climb on Thursday if they are to get their 2015 national provincial championship campaign back on track.

Makos understudies edged by Wellington opponents


In an up-tempo match played at Endeavour Park in Picton, Tasman Development were beaten 36-33 by Wellington Development on Sunday afternoon.

Back to drawing board for Tasman

Makos flanker Shane Christie charges at the Canterbury defence during their NPC match at Trafalgar Park in Nelson.

The Tasman Makos have lost their edge.

Crunch match looms in Nelson

Number eight Liam Squire, with the ball against Manawatu, returns to the Makos' starting line-up against Canterbury on Saturday.

 Saturday's battle of Trafalgar may well decide the destination of the 2015 national provincial rugby championship.

Makos must start making right calls

Makos' loosie Liam Squire reflects on a missed opportunity against Taranaki last season. Some costly calls in recent matches have put the Tasman side under pressure as the play-offs loom.

I’m getting a sense of déjà vu.

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