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AB's power lured Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu, who will play for the Crusaders next year, beats a tackle by Jonathan Davies during the All Blacks' ...

All Blacks midfielder Seta Tamanivalu has confirmed a one-year deal with the Crusaders.

Squire ready to rumble

Liam Squire runs over the top of Quade Cooper. He'll be asked to do more of this against the Pumas this week.

Squire preferred over Highlanders team-mate Elliot Dixon to start at No 6 against the Pumas this weekend.

Rugby youngsters shine

The Marlborough under-48kg rugby side relax after one of their South Island Tournament games in Christchurch.

The Marlborough under-48kg rugby team came away from the South Island primary schools tournament with their heads held high.

Macdonald bags basketball nomination

William Macdonald

Basketball's male nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards is 15 year-old William Macdonald.

Second year for Clarence Challenge

21102015 News. Kaikoura Star. Photo: DWAYNE FUSSELL/COASTAL SPORTS. Bridge to Bridge Clarence Challenge.

The Bridge to Bridge Clarence Challenge is gearing up for a great weekend.

All Black jumps Chiefs' ship

Seta Tamanivalu, pictured in action for the All Blacks against Wales in Wellington on June 18, would add power to the ...

Arrival of midfielder Seta Tamanivalu at the Crusaders coincides with Robbie Fruean's departure.

QCYC fired up for new season

Harry Edwards from the Queen Charlotte Yacht Club sails a P class yacht at the club's opening.

  The Queen Charlotte Yacht Club opened their season with the usual bang on Sunday.

Table tennis rankings revealed

Invercargill,s Debbie Garrett back in the New Zealand Table Tennis team for the world championships. 21/04/2009 141224 ...

Alex Kennedy and Boe Aitchison maintained their top positions when the 2016 Marlborough table tennis rankings were announced at the association's end-of-season dinner last week.

Water polo finals decided

Johanna Lloyd looks to pass during the Marlborough water polo third term finals at the Marlborough Aquatic Centre.

The action was fast and furious when the finals of the third term water polo competition were played at the Marlborough Aquatic Centre last week.

Top season earns Udy squash nomination

Quinn Udy plays a backhand shot during his match against Megan Craig at the South Island champs in Blenheim.

 Quinn Udy is squash's male nominee for the 2016 Marlborough Sports Awards.

Rugby

Makos steel themselves for northern rivals

Counties Manukau' first five Piers Francis is held by the Makos defence the last time the sides met, in Pukekohe last year.

There will be no doubt in Tasman's camp about the challenge they face when a red-hot Counties Manukau side comes to Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Home game

Tasman Makos hooker Jesse MacDonald, right, is excited to get out in front of his home crowd against Counties Manukau.

This week in our series profiling Tasman Makos players we chat to Marlborough local Jesse MacDonald.

Under-18 Tasman rugby side down Metro opponents

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 15: A Rugby Ball is seen on the pitch during a New Zealand All Blacks training ...

The Tasman under-18 rugby team confirmed their top seeding for the forthcoming South Island tournament with a gritty 24-22 win over Canterbury Metro in Christchurch on Saturday.

First half gets them through

Makos' hooker Andrew Makalio turned in another strong display as Tasman beat Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday evening.

This season's Tasman Makos continue to be an enigma, albeit an entertaining one.

Tasman hold out Magpies rally

Tasman's Peter Samu breaks the tackle of Hawkes Bay's Robbie Fruean during their Mitre 10 clash at Napier's McLean Park.

Tasman have held on to secure an important NPC rugby win over Hawke's Bay.

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