Tasman continued their blazing start to the National Provincial Championship rugby season, bagging their third consecutive five-pointer against Manawatu in Blenheim on Thursday.
The Tasman Makos used an 11 minute second half scoring spurt to bank another five NPC points.
Several of Marlborough’s roads will be busy with young cyclists this weekend, a strong local team set to race alongside school students from around New Zealand in the Cuddons Two Day Schools Tour.
All the training gets put into practice next week for many of Marlborough’s best young athletes as secondary school sports tournaments take place around New Zealand.
Brian Stewart and Natasha McLauchlan have formed a formidable combination on the indoor bowls mats this year and on Saturday they will seek to add the region’s biggest prize of the season to their collection, the Mark Stevenson First National Marlborough Open.
Marlborough rugby fans have a chance to see some of Tasman's top rugby talent at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.
Nelson Suburbs president Graeme Duncan said his club should not be blamed for Marlborough Development's removal from the Tasman Trophy.
Some exciting finishes eventuated when Cuddon Cycling Marlborough held their seventh race of the winter/spring series last weekend around the Jones Rd/Dillons Point Rd circuit in the Lower Wairau.
Marlborough rower Tom Murray is confident the New Zealand eight has a realistic chance of earning Olympic qualification at the world championships in Aiguebelette, France which begin on Sunday evening (NZ time).
Hearing his name read out in the Tasman Makos’ playing squad on Tuesday completed a tumultuous and emotional four months for loose forward Vernon Fredericks.
Marlborough junior squash players Tom Marshall, Charlie Prince and Chris Hebberd have made the top ten national junior rankings in the under-11 boys section for August.
Both premier netball semi finals played on Tuesday night in Blenheim followed a similar pattern, but when all was said and done the grade’s two best teams all season long survived and will contest the final.
The skill level was high and the racing tight when Marlborough teenager Alistair Gifford took on the best youth sailors in the world last week in Canada.
Marlborough’s flagship football side may have had their season cut short, going from the high of a quarter final win to the low of being tossed out of the Tasman Trophy competition three days later.
The Tasman Makos sit alone on top of the national provincial championship premiership table - with a very large target on their backs.
Home course advantage was to the fore on Sunday as Rarangi over-powered Awatere 7-1 in their MacDonald Cup interclub golf semi final.
Despite pushing eventual tournament winners Nelson close, the Marlborough veterans' tennis team finished in last place during their annual Quad Tournament in Blenheim over the weekend.
A pair of straight sets wins saw Uso Fiafia streak further ahead in the president’s grade standings during Fairweathers Winter League volleyball at Marlborough Lines Stadium in Blenheim on Thursday.
Semi finalists were confirmed in senior netball on Saturday with grades 1-7 and social playing final round-robin fixtures at Horton Park in Blenheim.
Weekly sports fixtures.
A day after 15 of the Marlborough under-13 rep rugby team played against each other in the local junior club final, they combined to beat the Nelson Bays under-65kg team 63-24 at Brightwater Domain on Sunday.
Rugby is definitely a family affair for Quentin MacDonald, especially when he comes “home” to Lansdowne Park.
Marlborough's representative hockey sides were unable to prevent West Coast taking the spoils at the women's quadrangular tournament in Westport on Saturday and Sunday.
The Nelson Veterans Tennis Club won all three rubbers in their annual Quad Tournament and regained the shield which they had won in 2013.
Marlborough’s top junior, Alex Kennedy, claimed the men’s singles title at the Marlborough closed table tennis championships played at Simcox Stadium in Blenheim on Saturday.
A Tasman Trophy semi final awaits Marlborough Development after the football side hit their straps in the second half against Nelson Suburbs First XI at A and P Park in Blenheim on Saturday.
A feature of the Marlborough premier netball season has been the closeness of the competition, and on Tuesday night that looks set to continue when teams clash in semifinals at Marlborough Lines Stadium in Blenheim.
Marlborough rally drivers Richard Bateman and Regan Ross both completed successful days at the Mahindra Gold Rush Rally of Coromandel on Saturday, placing 10th and 19th overall respectively.
The Tasman Red Devils were left to rue a slow a slow start after they went down 28-12 to Canterbury Metro in a South Island Invitational clash at Rugby Park in Christchurch on Saturday.
A roundup of results from a busy day of sport involving Marlborough teams and competitors.