Saturday sports wrap

Central halfback Trance Poa clears the ball to his back line during the Blues' 75-10 division one win over Harlequins at ...

If Central weren't favourites to take out the Marlborough division one rugby title before Saturday's games, they certainly are now.

Cowan signs with Stags

Jimmy Cowan speaks after being presented his cap after his 100th game for Southland in 2012.

Jimmy Cowan joins Southland for the 2016 national provincial championship season.

MBC First XV to meet Rangiora

Taine Cragg-Love, with the ball, and Jack Shadbolt, left, have been in fine form for the Marlborough Boys' College First ...

The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV travel south this week with their focus firmly on picking up five more points in the University of Canterbury rugby championship race.

Water polo teams go well

Marlborough water polo player Erica Babb is about to score past the Canterbury goalie at Jellie Park in Christchurch.

A trio of Marlborough water polo teams made quite a splash during the South Island Tri-Series in Canterbury last weekend.

On top ... now to stay there

Taine Swete has been at the heart of the Marlborough Mariners' midfield efforts as they have climbed to top spot on the ...

Last week the Floorpride Marlborough Mariners climbed to the top rung of the Nelson division one football ladder. This week they set about trying to stay there.

Derby match should provide fireworks

Harlequins stalwart Fetu Ieremia carries the ball during his side's win over Central at Lansdowne Park in April. The ...

With both sides assured of a position in Marlborough's division one rugby semifinals, the "town" derby match between Central and Harlequins will be all about club pride.

Satisfying win for Tasman

Lock Shannon Frizell, shown here in his Marist strip, was one of Tasman's stand-out performers.

The Tasman Makos High Performance XV have secured a gratifying first up win against their Counties-Manukau counterparts.

McCone to add experience to CD

Canterbury bowler Ryan McCone is shifting north to Central Districts for this season.

Ryan McCone will be one of the older heads at Central Districts.

Indestructible Read rolls on

Kieran Read, pictured leading the haka, replaced Richie McCaw as All Blacks captain this year. Read played every minute ...

Fijians Nemani Nadolo and Jone Macilai join six All Blacks in the Crusaders' run-on side.

Gym champs a success

Blenheim Gymnastics Club competitor Jasmin Wirepa competes on Sunday in Step 4 at the Marlborough championships at ...

The Marlborough Gymnastics championships, staged at Stadium 2000 on Saturday and Sunday, provided several highlights for Blenheim club competitors.

Young sailors thrive

Emily Overend and Harry Edwards prepare for the start of the Asian champs in Sri Lanka.

 Marlborough sailors Emily Overend and Harry Edwards experienced the highs and lows of international competition during a recent trip to Sri Lanka.

Batt to race in Canada

Ethan Batt in action during the Calder Stewart Elite Series in Kaikoura.

While many cyclists have hung their bikes up for the winter, Marlborough rider Ethan Batt is hard at work, training for a major tour in Canada.

Favourites win netball clashes gallery

SMOG Bayleys' goal shoot Meg Hocquard lines up another shot at goal during her side's 56-38 win over SMOG Hamish Ryan ...

The favoured teams came out on top during the latest round of Marlborough premier netball.

McCone gives CD more depth

Canterbury paceman Ryan McCone has trekked north to join Central Districts for next summer.

There is one new face at Central Districts for next summer.

Weekly golf notes

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Weekly golf notes

Young cyclists shine

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Marlborough's up-and-coming cyclists are on the move.

Makos HP side named

Vernon Fredericks will lead the Makos High Performance XV against Counties on Wednesday.

An exciting, talent-laden Tasman Makos High Performance XV has been named to play their Counties counterparts in Auckland on Wednesday.

Crotty unlikely, but Read ready

Injured All Black Ryan Crotty watches his Crusaders team-mates at training. He is set to miss Friday's game in Fiji with ...

All Blacks captain Kieran Read will back up for the Crusaders in Fiji on Friday night, but Ryan Crotty is almost certain to miss the Chiefs clash.

Footy for all

There is plenty of ruby on the go at the moment. Here Marlborough Boys' College First XV players Jack Shadbolt, left and ...

COLUMN: Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about what rugby we can expect to enjoy over the rest of the season.

Weekly sports draws

Netball South goal shoot Jen O'Connell.

Weekly sports fixtures

Webb shoots past rivals

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NZ Trap Shooter Natalie Rooney is off to World champs. stock ...

Consistency was the key for Marlborough marksman Bruce Webb who claimed the main prize at the Marlborough Gun Club meeting on Saturday and Sunday.

Indoor bowlers well beaten

South Island Indoor Bowls champions triples team, Stephen Preddy of Balclutha, who was playing as part of the Rakaia ...

The Marlborough representative indoor bowls team suffered a good, old-fashioned spanking when they were thumped by Nelson 56 and a half to 15 and a half in their McNabb Trophy challenge in Nelson on Sunday.

Volleyball finalists decided

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 Uso Fiafia and Manaia will play off for the premier grade title when the Marlborough volleyball finals are staged at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Thursday.

Kennedy cleans up tournament title

Alex Kennedy

Top seed, Alex Kennedy, won the Marlborough table tennis Half Way Tournament on Thursday without dropping a set.

Rep netballers brave wet conditions

Nelson A wing attack Kirsty Thompson tries for some finger-tip control during her side's match against Marlborough A at ...

Marlborough's rep netball sides make light of inclement conditions to claim most of the silverware at the Betty Woodham Memorial tournament.

Victory keeps United in charge

Alex Connor-McClean, left, scored four goals for Blenheim Valley United on Saturday.

Blenheim Valley United continued their march towards the Marlborough division one football title with a solid 6-3 victory over club mates BV Cobras on Saturday.

Rain claims second day at Blenheim

Surface flooding on Waterlea Raceway ended day two of the Marlborough Harness Racing Club's meeting before a race could ...

Rain the only winner at Waterlea as surface flooding sinks second day of meeting.

Mariners on top

Marlborough Mariners player Bjorn Waechter, left, battles to keep possession despite the attentions of Wakefield player ...

 The Floorpride Marlborough Mariners assumed top position on the Nelson division one football table after scoring a 3-0 win over Wakefield First XI on Saturday.

MBC bank five points

MBC First XV midfielder Ethan Bayly cuts through the St Thomas backline during Saturday's game in Blenheim.

The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV banked five competition points in Blenheim on Saturday - but they did it the hard way.

Fine fare offered for rugby's benefit

Rugby at Marlborough Boys' College is set to benefit from Tuesday's fundraiser.

A desire to combine fine rugby with fine wine and, by doing so, support teams playing our national game at the college, has kicked off a special event.

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