Sport

Saturday sport wrap

Moutere prop Lockie McCormick charges towards the Wanderers' goal line at Awarua Park, in Spring Creek, on Saturday.

It was another busy Saturday for Marlborough’s sporting clubs, with plenty of action both in this province and in Nelson.

MBC blow Waimea off the field in first half

Marlborough Boys’ College prop Ty Bampton proves hard to put down for the Waimea College defence as teammate Isaiah Miller supports during the first XV clash on the MBC front field on Friday afternoon.

Picking up where they left off last week, the New Zealand King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV came out firing against Waimea College on Friday to put the match result beyond doubt early, before going off the boil after the break.

A tale of two netball cities

Good times. The competition-leading Queensland Firebirds are on a roll in 2015.

It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times. It all depends which Trans-Tasman Championship netball team you are.

Magpies can do Blues a favour

Moutere flanker Scott Morgan has been in fine form this season.

Marlborough rugby clubs Moutere and Central have always been fierce rivals, but the Blues will be right behind the Magpies on Saturday.

Development aim to build a winning run

Football

Marlborough Development head over the hill to Nelson on Saturday seeking consistency of play but without a consistent line-up due to player unavailability and injury.

Former top junior rower changes lanes

Former international rower Mitchell Mackenzie-Mol is keen to try his hand at road cycling.

For Mitchell Mackenzie-Mol, the sporting wheel has turned full circle.

Duathlon series begins

Sam Durrant, who finished third in the competitive men's section on Sunday, heads for the finish line.

The first round of the 2015 Marlborough Duathlon Series was held on Sunday at the Wither Hills Farm Park.

MBC First XV to build on success

Marlborough Boys’ College First XV lock Matt McCormick takes on the Nelson College defence during last week’s match in Nelson. He and his fellow forwards will be called on again to provide a solid platform against Waimea College in Blenheim on Friday. PHOTO: FAIRFAX/NZ

Eight days after downing their biggest rivals, Marlborough Boys’ College First XV look to maintain that momentum in Blenheim on Friday.

New Marlborough bowler making an impression

Marlborough indoor bowls player Natasha McLauchlan, middle, with the Waipa Workingmen's Club ladies' team.

Accountant Natasha McLauchlan has been playing bowls since she was nine. 

Crum sails to victory again

Playwright sailed to division two victory in the second race of the NZ King Salmon Winter Series on Sunday.

Bob Crum and his yacht Blue Bird came out on top when race two of the NZ King Salmon Winter Series was sailed in the Marlborough Sounds on Sunday.

Rugby

Rugby points awarded

rugby trophy

Front rowers dominated the scoring in the latest round of the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition.

Leading teams line up for showdown

Renwick under-16 player Flynn Struthers, makes a strong run down the sideline during Sunday’s match with Takaka at Renwick. Renwick won the Tasman under-16 grade match 68-14.

Whale Watch Kaikoura warmed up for their crunch Marlborough division two match with Moutere by putting a half-century on Crafar Crouch Waitohi.

Nelson sides dominate match-ups

Outstanding Waimea Old Boys halfback Billy Guyton is held up in the tackle of two Harlequins defenders during their Tasman Trophy encounter at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Marlborough’s leading sides shown no mercy by their Nelson counterparts in the Tasman Trophy at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Nelson sides take control at the park

Outstanding Waimea Old Boys halfback Billy Guyton is held in a double tackle by two Harlequins players at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Marlborough's leading sides in the Tasman Trophy premier club rugby competition were shown no mercy by their Nelson counterparts at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

MBC down Nelson College in mudbath

Nelson College halfback Matt Soper lines up his options in the Whangamoa Trophy contest between Marlborough Boys College and Nelson College.

Marlborough Boys' College First XV scored a mud-splattered victory in their annual interschool match with Nelson College on Thursday.

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