Tamanivalu winging it at Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu scores a try for the Crusaders during the Brisbane Tens.

No orders from Steve Hansen to play Crusaders' recruit on wing.

The Tavich touch

Tasman United coach Davor Tavich watches on during their 2-1 win over Eastern Suburbs at Trafalgar Park.

Davor Tavich continues to show that Tasman United gave the wrong coach the job at the beginning of the season, writes Phillip Rollo.

Street racing about control video

Ray Thornton in his Ford Anglia at the street sprints.

Car club welcomes boy racers to test their skills at next street sprint.

Volleyballers back in action

Matamata College student Shaydene Begovich has made it into the NZ Womens U18 Volleyball team headed to the Asian Champs ...

Summer volleyball began at Blenheim's Stadium 2000 on Thursday.

Marlborough's trophy again

Jade Otway and Lee Harborne celebrate another point won during their mixed doubles victory over a Nelson combination on ...

 The Winstanley Shield is back in Marlborough hands.

Single win caps top regatta for Manson

Robbie Manson , Central RPC, 1st place premier men's single final, NZ Rowing Championships, 18 February 2017 , Lake ...

 Robbie Manson's single-minded pursuit of excellence paid huge dividends at the national rowing championships.

Tasman continue to soar

Tasman United captain Paul Ifill celebrates after scoring the opening goal against Eastern Suburbs.

Paul Ifill scores twice as Tasman United stun title contenders Eastern Suburbs.

One up, one down for Marlborough cricket sides

Ben Blackman was the best of the Dolphins attack in their match against Stoke Nayland in Nelson on Saturday.

Marlborough cricketers came away from Nelson with a win and a loss when the second round of the Tasman Premier League was contested on Saturday.

Manson, McBride headline rowing finale

Zoe McBride, winner of the women's premier single at Lake Ruataniwha.

 Robbie Manson and Zoe McBride, both from the Central Rowing Performance Centre, claimed the premier singles titles on the final day of competition at the national rowing championships.

Tavich: We fear no one

Dylan Burns is expected to replace suspended midfielder Robbie Pearson for Sunday's game against Eastern Suburbs.

Tasman United will be out to extend their unbeaten run to three games for the first time this season when they host in-form Eastern Suburbs.

Rowers get among the medals

Central RPC rowers Robbie Manson, left and Chris Harris won the premier double sculls title in Twizel on Friday.

Marlborough-based rowing crews picked up 14 medals, including four golds, during day four of the New Zealand rowing championships at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel on Friday.

Ayers thriving under new coach

Tasman United player Sam Ayers competes for the ball during last weekend's 1-0 win over Hamilton Wanderers.

A bit part player under the previous coach, Tasman United defender Sam Ayers is making the most of the lifeline thrown by Davor Tavich.

Marlborough teams on move

Falcons spinner Alex Kennedy sends down another delivery during the opening round of Tasman Premier League matches at ...

Both Marlborough cricket sides in the Tasman Premier League face a trip over the hill on Saturday and a tricky opponent.

Medals for Central crews

Blenheim Rowing Club sculler Karl Manson was a member of the Central RPC premier quad crew that finished second in the ...

 Central Rowing Performance crews picked up three medals, all of a different colour, on the first day of finals at the 2017 national champs on Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel.

Inconsistency frustrates Stags coach

Navin Patel, right, and the Central Districts bowlers were unable to defend their total in their one-day elimination ...

Wellington have now beaten CD in two finals matches this season.

Woodley gets best out of classic machine

Marlborough racer Jock Woodley rides his Grand Prix Yamaha TZ350C at the Pukekohe Classic Festival during Waitangi Weekend.

Age was no barrier to Marlborough motorcycling ace Jock Woodley, or his trusty bike, at the Pukekohe Classic Festival over Waitangi weekend.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.

Khamsin breaks through

Khamsin, skippered by Dave Kelway, won race five of the Waikawa Boating Club twilight series on Tuesday.

Khamsin notched her first win of the NZ King Salmon Summer Twilight sailing series on Tuesday night.

Crotty and Todd to help lead Crusaders

Ryan Crotty will be one of the Crusaders' two vice captains in 2017.

Ryan Crotty and Matt Todd will help Sam Whitelock lead the Crusaders.

Matadors win grass court tussle

Marlborough Storm player Cameron Lyons concentrates on a high forehand return during his premier singles win over ...

In a battle of the grass court clubmates, top-placed Rapaura Drylands Matadors scored a commanding 5-1 win over Rapaura Drylands Comets at Rapaura on Wednesday evening.

Final cricket points allocated

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Marlborough Express Cricketer of the Year
Jerrym Lamb

The final points have been dished out in the 2016-17 Marlborough Express Club Cricketer of the Year competition.

Anderson out the door

Head coach Richard Anderson has parted ways with Tasman United.

Davor Tavich takes over at Tasman United after previous coach lost confidence of his players and returned to the UK.

Baz's cousin dreams big

Promising Marlborough cricketer Benjamin Ivory-McCullum has big dreams to reach the top of the game.

The 14-year-old cousin of former Black Cap skipper, Brendon McCullum, has plenty of opportunities to improve his game.

World's best riders in our backyard

Anka Martin rides from Nydia Saddle to Nydia Bay, which will be stage-two of the NZ Enduro.

Some of the world's leading mountainbikers will mix it with the best locals in Marlborough for next month's NZ Enduro.

Twins have a ball at camp

Twins Malia, left and Etelini Manoa have a bright future in sport in front of them.

Blenheim sisters are a step closer to seeing their Silver Fern dream come true after attending a coveted netball camp.

Yacht club regatta begins Friday

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club sailors are preparing for the Interislander Optimist regatta and Starling championships. From ...

Extra trainings have the 23-strong Queen Charlotte Yacht Club contingent primed and ready for the Interislander Optimist regatta and Port Marlborough Starling championships.

Weekly golf notes

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Weekly golf notes

Game, set, match

Junior tennis coaching in Kaikoura - the club has secured funding to buy a ball machine and provide a coach from ...

Funding provides free tennis for juniors in Kaikoura.

Mixed bag at Ruataniwha

Central RPC double scullers Robbie Manson, left, and Chris Harris made a strong start to the national rowing champs in ...

 Central Rowing Performance Centre head coach Mark Stallard described the first day of the 2017 national rowing championships as "a mixed-up sort of a day".

NZ record for Thomas

Cody Thomas, pictured at the Lovelock Classic in Timaru during January, has found a rich vein of form.

Marlborough athlete Cody Thomas has broken the New Zealand indoor 60 metre hurdles record twice in consecutive weeks.

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