Tasman too slick in dominant win over Stags

Mark Jackman

Tasman highlight abilities as a genuine premiership force in convincing 38-14 NPC victory over Southland.

Jimmy Cowan signs with Blues for Super Rugby

Jimmy Cowan

Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.

Weekly golf notes


A round-up of golf results and events from across the region.

Tasman tennis juniors defeated by Hutt

The Marlborough Express

Tasman's top junior tennis players were unable to back up last year's convincing home win over Hutt Valley when they went down 58-26 to their annual opponents at Mitchell Park in Lower Hutt at the weekend.

Good start not enough for Fenemor

Marlborough's Janet Fenemor narrowly missed qualification to the top 12 of the Champion of Champion singles indoors bowls tournament in Hamilton on Saturday.

Grant wins battle of Craig family

It was a busy weekend for the province's leading squash players, with both the Marlborough Squash Rackets Club and Marlborough College Old Boys' Squash Club championships being decided.

Hore on bench for Stags against Tasman

john key

Andrew Hore is in line to make his Stags debut from the bench against Tasman in Invercargill tonight.

Blair clinches cup for Rarangi in playoff

john key

A sudden-death playoff was needed to decide the MacDonald Cup holder when Awatere and Rarangi battled it out at the Marlborough golf course.

Marshall injury forces reshuffle of midfield

Bryce Heem

Key midfielder Tom Marshall will miss tomorrow's ITM Cup rugby clash against Southland through injury.

Barcello scoops top honour

Prizegiving concluded a busy Marlborough senior netball finals day at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Saturday.

McMath, McKenzie set new marks at first swim meeting

The Marlborough Express

Two regional records were broken when Blenheim Swimming Club hosted their first swim meet of the season at Marlborough Lines Stadium on Saturday night.

Tasman U19s hammered

The Tasman under-19 rugby team appears resigned to second-tier status after its heavy 55-13 loss to Canterbury Metro at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

Makos rue catastrophic confusion over final hooter

Liam Squire

What the hell happened at the end of the Makos' disastrous game against Taranaki? Tasman lock Joe Wheeler gives the players' side of the story.

Chance to move up table

With senior interclub table tennis leaders Full of Spirit having a bye, the next six teams on the table all gained ground on Thursday with big wins.

Late entry proves costly

Notorious D.I.G continued to make waves in Marlborough's premier grade volleyball league on Thursday, but they won't be competing in the September 25 final.

Clash against Stags will test Makos' mettle

 Donny Clark

Following a last-minute meltdown against Taranaki, a chastened Tasman Makos team heads south today to meet Southland.

Wizards down Trail Blazers to lift crown

 Donny Clark

The Woodbourne Wizards proved too strong at both ends of the basketball court on Saturday when they finished the Marlborough men's A grade season as champions.

Battling Red Devils finish on losing note


Red Devils end South Island campaign in disappointing fashion with a 25-19 loss to Canterbury Maori.

Smog romp to successive titles


Smog Bayleys claim back-to-back Marlborough premier grade netball titles with win over Harlequins.

Test recap: All Blacks vs Springboks

Aaron Cruden

The All Blacks withstand a late onslaught from the Springboks to eke out a 14-10 win in Wellington.

Red Devils seek season-ending win

 Anna Archie

The Tasman Red Devils complete their South Island Invitational tournament campaign in Kaiapoi tomorrow when they meet Canterbury Maori.

Nothing smug about Smog

 Anna Archie

Smog Bayleys have the opportunity to wrap up a dominant netball season, and claim back-to-back premier titles, when they front up against Harlequins Radich Law in the final at Marlborough Lines Stadium tomorrow.

O'Keeffe, Calcott sign with Team Wellington

Team Wellington coach Matt Calcott has secured his first two signings for the 2014-15 national football league, landing former Marlborough goalkeeper Michael O'Keeffe and centre back Bill Robertson.

Winter league finals glory on the line

PATRICK DAWKINS - The Marlborough Express

Both Marlborough men's and women's A grade basketball winter leagues head into finals this weekend after the men's round-robin and women's semifinals were completed on Monday night at Marlborough Lines Stadium.

Tasman sides have sights firmly on nationals finals

Tasman's hockey sides are still on track for finals berths at the senior nationals in North Harbour after both the men's and women's teams reached the semifinals yesterday.

Trollope decisive B-grade winner

A strong contingent of 30 riders from the Cuddon Cycling Marlborough club headed to Nelson on Saturday for the first interclub road race of the season.

Fenemor on national mission

Marlborough's top indoor bowls singles player, Janet Fenemor, carries the local flag in the National Champion of Champion Singles Championship in Hamilton tomorrow.

Gotta get that defence working

A 60-21 loss to the Tasman Red Devils on Wednesday is not likely to dull the New Zealand Defence Force rugby side's enthusiasm or endeavour when they take on Te Waipounamu South Island Maori at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim tomorrow.

Allen has chance to move to top

The Cycle World/Fairweathers women's cycling team have their sights set on reclaiming some lost ground tomorrow.

Taranaki topple Tasman Makos at the death

Liam Squire

A last minute try helped Taranaki steal a dramatic 31-30 win over the Tasman Makos last night.

Clash of the Marshalls sets up intriguing battle

Sam Fu-Allen

The brothers Marshall will be staring each other down when Tasman face off against Taranaki at Trafalgar Park tonight.

Duo perform with distinction

Marlborough squash players Amelia Wadsworth and Quinn Udy represented their country with distinction during a successful trip to Australia with the New Zealand secondary schools' team late last month.

Hart right on cue

The Marlborough Pool Association recently held its Open Singles Championships, with Calvin Hart taking the title.

Power 'stoked' to lift trophy

Marlborough Girls' College Scaffold Marlborough captain Tessa-Jane Power, named 2014 Marlborough Express Netballer of the Year this week, is "pretty surprised and pretty stoked to say the least."

Clash of the Craigs major highlight

Club championships at the Marlborough Squash Club (MSRC) and the College Old Boys' Squash Club will be played tonight, tomorrow and Saturday.

Squad has strong Marlborough group

The inclusion of four rowers from Marlborough clubs, and a total of 15 from the Central Rowing Performance Centre, are the major features of Rowing New Zealand's summer squad.

Blenheim to host ICC under-19 qualifier

Pepsi ICC EAP U19 Trophy

A busy summer just got busier for Marlborough cricket with the news that Blenheim will host an Under-19 World Cup qualification tournament.

Tasman's blitzkrieg too much for NZDF

Pepsi ICC EAP U19 Trophy

A burst of second-half scoring pushed the Tasman Red Devils to a 60-21 victory over New Zealand Defence Force at Lansdowne Park last night.

Taranaki is crucial test for the Makos

Sam Fu-Allen

Tasman Makos coach Kieran Keane suggests tomorrow's clash with Taranaki could be a defining moment of their ITM Cup rugby season.

Last-ditch shot reaches final

netball semifinal

With time expired and scores tied, an exhausted Mhicca King had one shot to secure her Harlequins Radich Law team a final with Smog Bayleys - and she nailed it.

Rapaura bounce back for emphatic victory

In a remarkable comeback, Rapaura Indoor Bowls Club claimed the champion of champions triples title on Sunday despite being down 9-0 after four ends.

Palatchie shows range

Brad Palatchie was the star of the night when the Marlborough champion of champions smallbore shooting competition was held at the Blenheim range last Thursday.

Weekly golf notes

A round up of results from across the region.

Time to strike a blow while we're on a roll

Ross Richards

Tasman Makos lock Joe Wheeler looks forward to tomorrow's crucial clash against Taranaki.

Taranaki to provide the sternest test yet for Makos

Tevita Koloamatangi

PETER JONES - The Marlborough Express


Men's teams lord it over hospice charity event

For the first time in the Craig's Investment Partners Charity Tournament's history, men's teams dominated the top placings.

Seniors break Nelson drought

The Marlborough senior representative golf team turned on some superb golf to shade Nelson and Buller/Westland at Westport Golf Club at the weekend.

Veteran Hunter claims the silverware

Marlborough Harrier Club president Bill Hunter took out the top trophy when the annual Fairhall Road Race was held on Saturday.

Quins, Tokomaru emerge victors

Malia Manoa

Harlequins Woodbourne Tavern's 33-30 grade-one semifinal victory over Marlborough Girls' College KITE highlighted a busy day of netball at Horton Park.

Red Devils get chance against Defence Force

Malia Manoa

The Tasman Red Devils, fresh from a thrilling 45-41 win over Tasman Griffins on Saturday, will play the New Zealand Defence Force rugby side at Lansdowne Park tomorrow.
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