Sport

Carrying on the tradition

Kelly Hocquard and son Miller Hocquard, 3, with a Highlanders rugby jersey worn during the team's match against the Blues last month.

Three-year-old Miller Hocquard already has a Super Rugby jersey with his name on it.

Stella run from Blake

Competitors in the under-16 section of the MGC cross country are up and running.

Stella Blake was far and away the fastest of 226 Marlborough Girls’ College students who contested the school cross country on Friday.

Full of Spirit well on top

Table tennis

Full of Spirit came away with a 10-2 win in Thursday’s Marlborough senior table tennis competition against fellow top six contender, Liquorland.

Weekly sports draws

Football

Weekly sports fixtures for the Marlborough region.

Quins prevail again in grade one thriller

Pelorus Marlborough Engineering goal defence Jade Shallcrass gets a pass away under pressure from Marlborough Girls' College Year 10 goal attack Paige Smith during their grade three netball clash at Blenheim's Horton Park on Saturday.

In a replay of last year’s grade one final, Harlequins Woodbourne Tavern were down at all three quarter breaks against Tokomaru Crafar Crouch Picton on Saturday, before a fourth quarter comeback secured them a one-goal win.

Magpies still fly highest

Harlequins prop Jordan Hika crashes over the Renwick goal-line for a try during Saturday’s under-16 match at Lansdowne Park.

Marlborough division two leaders Moutere were given a decent scare on Saturday, before battling past Crafar Crouch Waitohi to hold onto top spot.

Rangers, Pirates still on top

Football

Strong scoring performances on Saturday saw Biddy Kate’s Rangers and central Pirates maintain their position at the head of the division one football standing.

Arotea Kiwi prevail in derby clash

Arotea Kiwi striker Emma Mills, in white, tries to squeeze the ball past Beawai defender Sara Stocker and goalie Hannah Hocquard during Sunday’s Nelson division one match at Blenheim’s College Park.

A dominating second half display saw the Arotea Kiwi women’s hockey side take the spoils in their derby clash with Beawai.

Cannons extend volleyball lead

Volleyball

Woodbourne Cannons stretched their lead in the Marlborough president's grade standings on Thursday.

Harlequins rematch highlights week two

Club netball.

Harlequins Radich Law and Harlequins Fairweathers meet on Tuesday for the first time since their dramatic semifinal encounter

Rugby

Nelson sides dominate Tasman Trophy

Harlequins skipper Seymore Lambert has help from his fellow forwards as he carries the ball towards the Kahurangi line at Lansdowne Park.

Results predominantly went Nelson’s way in the latest round of Tasman Trophy club rugby.

MacDonald snubs Crusaders job

Leon MacDonald has changed his mind and won't join the Crusaders coaching group next year.

Former All Blacks back does a U-turn on Super Rugby assistant coaching role, opting to stay with Tasman instead.

MBC expect plenty of support for Shirley match

College rugby.

The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XI will face what is likely to be one of the stiffest tests of the rugby team’s season in their home opener on Tuesday, against Shirley Boys’ High School.

Saturday sport wrap

Harlequins skipper Seymore Lambert has help from his fellow forwards as he carries the ball towards the Kahurangi line at Lansdowne Park.

After three Tasman Trophy rugby games and a Nelson division one football match, the results weren't good for home town supporters.

Marshall to turn back on Gloucester for All Blacks - Makos

Tom Marshall of the Chiefs breaks the line against the Blues at Waikato Stadium.

Chiefs fullback turns down Europe move after "All Blacks" and "RWC" mentioned in NZ Rugby phone call.

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