Tasman Trophy to start on May 11

The draw for next year's Bayley's Tasman Trophy competition between Marlborough and Nelson Bays clubs, which starts on May 11, has been released.

In pool A are Waitohi, Awatere and Moutere from Marlborough; and Nelson clubs Waimea, Stoke, Nelson and Riwaka.

Pool B comprises Harlequins, Central and Renwick along with Wakatu-Marist, Huia and Wanderers.

In the opening round, Waitohi host Riwaka at Picton, Moutere host Stoke and Awatere also have a home game against Nelson.

In pool B, Harlequins play Wanderers at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim, Renwick are away at Trafalgar Park to Wakatu-Marist and Huia host Central at Motueka.

The Marlborough premier club season starts on April 6.


Saturday, May 11: Crafar Crouch Waitohi v Enza Riwaka, Waitohi Domain; Moutere v Accessman Stoke, Awarua Park; Awatere v Galbraith Nelson, Seddon Domain; Star Garter Waimea OB a bye. Harlequins v Taylors Wanderers, Lansdowne; Wakatu Marist v Renwick, Trafalgar (TBC); New World Huia v Central, Sports Park Mot.

Saturday, May 18: Accessman Stoke v Star Garter Waimea OB, Greenmeadows; Enza Riwaka v Awatere, Riwaka; Galbraith Nelson v Moutere, Trafalgar (TBC); Crafar Crouch Waitohi a bye. Renwick v New World Huia, Renwick; Central v Harlequins, Lansdowne; Taylors Wanderers v Wakatu Marist, Brightwater.

Saturday, May 25: Crafar Crouch Waitohi v Awatere, Waitohi Domain; Galbraith Nelson v Star Garter Waimea OB, Trafalgar (TBC); Moutere v Enza Riwaka, Awarua Park; Accessman Stoke a bye. New World Huia v Wakatu Marist, Sports Park Mot; Taylors Wanderers v Central, Brightwater; Harlequins v Renwick, Lansdowne.

Tuesday, May 28: Galbraith Nelson v Accessman Stoke, Trafalgar; Enza Riwaka v Star Garter Waimea OB, Riwaka; Moutere v Crafar Crouch Waitohi, Awarua Park; Awatere a bye. Saturday, June 1: Awatere v Moutere, Seddon Domain; Accessman Stoke v Enza Riwaka, Greenmeadows; Star Garter Waimea OB v Crafar Crouch Waitohi, Jubilee; Galbraith Nelson a bye.

Saturday, June 8: Enza Riwaka v Galbraith Nelson, Riwaka; Awatere v Star Garter Waimea OB, Seddon Domain; Crafar Crouch Waitohi v Accessman Stoke, Waitohi Domain; Moutere v a bye. Renwick v Central, Renwick; New World Huia v Taylors Wanderers, Sports Park Mot; Wakatu Marist v Harlequins, Trafalgar (TBC).

Saturday, June 15: Star Garter Waimea OB v Moutere, Jubilee; Galbraith Nelson v Crafar Crouch Waitohi, Trafalgar (TBC); Accessman Stoke v Awatere, Greenmeadows; Enza Riwaka a bye. Central v Wakatu Marist, Lansdowne; Harlequins v New World Huia, Lansdowne; Taylors Wanderers v Renwick, Brightwater.

Saturday, June 22: Proposed semifinals Saturday, June 29: Proposed finals 

The Marlborough Express