Rugby

Makos score Christchurch club star

University halfback Finlay Christie. left, has won Christchurch's club rugby MVP award and scored a deal with the Tasman ...

Christchurch's top club rugby player has scored a role with the Tasman Makos.

Red Devils squad named

Tasman Red Devils coach Mark Stewart has named a new-look squad for the 2016 rep rugby season.

A fresh-looking 23-man Tasman Red Devils rugby squad has been announced to prepare for the forthcoming rep season.

Tasman Griffins squad named

Wanderers prop Drew Petelo is a new face in this year's Tasman Griffins' rugby squad.

The Tasman Griffins rugby selectors have named another strong lineup.

Late try sees Magpies fly highest

Flanker Jordon McCoy forces his way across the Marlborough Boys' College Old Boys line for the match-winning try in the ...

A 79th minute try from a committed Moutere outfit denied Marlborough Boys' College Old Boys a title in their inaugural year.

They said it ....

The spoils of victory wait to be presented after the Marlborough division one rugby final at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

A collection of post-match comments from leading participants in Saturday's Marlborough division one rugby final.

Blues bag another club rugby title

The victorious Central side celebrate their Marlborough division one title triumph at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Central began the 2016 Marlborough division one rugby final with a one-two combination, and finished it with a knockout punch.

MBC grab valuable points

MBC First XV prop Peter Vakaloa takes on the Burnside defence in Christchurch on Saturday.

A 20-17 win over Burnside High School on Saturday has kept the Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby side in contention for a top four placing, with two rounds remaining in the University of Canterbury championship.

Saturday sports wrap

Central midfielder Jake Cresswell sets off on a 40 metre run during Saturday's division one rugby final at Lansdowne Park.

Central are the 2016 Marlborough division one club rugby champions.

MacDonald takes up French contract

Quentin MacDonald, pictured in action for the Makos, is off to play his rugby in France.

 A familiar face will be missing from the middle of the Tasman Makos' front row when the national provincial rugby championship kicks off next month.

MBC chase points at Burnside

Marlborough Boys' College First XV fullback Josh Reece has been a key player during the UC championship season. On ...

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby team still have plenty to play for when the University of Canterbury championship resumes on Saturday. 

Experienced skippers predict close final

Reyne Volavola, from Central, at left, and Waitohi's Jimmy Giles, will lead their respective sides into battle during ...

If previous finals experience is to be a key ingredient for success on Saturday, Central and Waitohi need look no further than their respective captains.

Demanding respect in Jo'burg

Ryan Crotty scored three tries for the Crusaders when they beat the Lions 43-37 in Johannesburg on April 2.

OPINION: Dismiss the Crusaders at Ellis Park at your peril with the red-and-blacks unbeaten there since 2007.

Rugby finalists decided

Central midfielder Fo'ou Tiueti attempts to shrug clear of the tackle of Harlequins forward Vaea Samasoni during ...

 Central and Waitohi made their way into the Marlborough division one rugby final in widely-contrasting fashions at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Saturday.

Marlborough, Nelson share rugby title

The Marlborough under-52kg primary school rugby side before they left for Greymouth.

A dramatic 15-15 draw with Marlborough was enough for Nelson to claim another Seddon Shield primary schools rugby title in their deciding clash in Greymouth.

Moli riding the wave

It was this game against the Hurricanes which had a big impact on Chiefs prop Atu Moli.

From injuries to scrummaging deficiencies, Chiefs prop Atu Moli is showing perseverance pays off.

All eyes on Lansdowne Park

The eyes of Marlborough's rugby fraternity will be firmly fixed on Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Rugby relief for struggling farmers

Crusaders flanker Matt Todd, captured scoring a try in the tackle of Jack Debreczeni during the 85-26 win over the ...

North Canterbury farmers get a "drought shout" to watch the Crusaders play the Hurricanes in Christchurch.

Give Quick Rip a try

Quick Rip rugby is an opportunity to promote a fast version of rugby to more players, Tasman Rugby Union development ...

A short, sharp new rugby game, combining Sevens with Rippa rugby, promises plenty of try-scoring opportunities at its inaugural one-day tournament.

High hopes for teen giant

Towering 2.04m-tall Pari Pari Parkinson is a new face on the Tasman rugby scene.

Towering teenager Pari Pari Parkinson is finding his feet in a new rugby environment.

Ballam bags Express rugby trophy

Renwick fullback Glen Ballam admires the Marlborough Express Player of the Year Trophy which he won after a consistent ...

Renwick fullback Glen Ballam is the 2016 Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year.

Big clashes coming

The Harlequins and Central will lock horns in the first Marlborough rugby division one semifinal this weekend.

COLUMN: Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the upcoming Marlborough club rugby semi-finals.

Kiwi conference goes down to wire video

Chiefs run rampant: An eight-try romp over the Reds in Brisbane on Friday night protected top spot in the New Zealand ...

Four Kiwi teams in Super Rugby play-offs, home advantage still up for grabs

MBC First XV win well

Marlborough Boys' College First XV lock Cameron Donald bursts into the clear during his side's match with Ashburton ...

It wasn't always pretty, but the Marlborough Boys' College First XV did the business against their feisty Ashburton College counterparts in Blenheim on Saturday.

Semifinal match-ups confirmed

Harlequins lock Atu Taufa speeds away from the Renwick defence to score a long range try at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

 Central v Harlequins and Waitohi v Moutere.

Stepping up

Rai Valley Area School student Jarod Bryant, 16, has been selected for the Top of the South Island area school rugby team.

Jarod Bryant, 16, is going from a small area school rugby field to playing at a national level.

Rugby reps go west

Members of the Marlborough under-52kg rugby rep team gather together at practice before leaving for the Seddon Shield ...

It has been five years since Marlborough won one of New Zealand's longest-running rugby tournaments.

Rugby sides eye semis

Waitohi first five Tim O'Malley runs into space during his side's previous meeting with Moutere. The division one teams ...

The battle for top spot in the Marlborough division one rugby competition has come down to the final week of round robin play.

MBC host Ashburton rivals

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Eden rugby player Jorge Asi.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV continue their roller coaster University of Canterbury championship rugby campaign with a home game against Ashburton College on Saturday.

Marty banking on a miracle

Italy-bound Highlanders utility back Marty Banks might have played his last game for the Super Rugby champions after ...

Star utility may have played his last game for the Highlanders after suffering a hamstring injury in South Africa.

Read to be rested for next Crusaders' clash

Crusaders captain Kieran Read tackles Chiefs wing James Lowe in Suva. Read will be rested against the Melbourne Rebels.

All Blacks captain Kieran Read will get the night off when the Crusaders meet the Melbourne Rebels in Christchurch on Saturday.

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