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Waimea Schools secure second win

Waimea Combined Schools centre Michael Stringer helped generate some attacking momentum in yesterday's win over ...

If it's respect they're after then Waimea Combined Schools are certainly earning that.

New Makos logo here to stay

Tasman Rugby Union's Tony Lewis, left, and Les Edwards with the Tasman Makos 2016 rugby jersey featuring the Makos new logo.

The Tasman Rugby Union says it won't bow to the public backlash against the new Makos logo.

Rugby trophy points allocated

Former Marlborough Express Rugby Player of the Year Trophy winner Vernon Fredericks picked up his second consecutive ...

 Although the seventh round of NPD Tasman Trophy play saw Nelson sides dominate on the scoreboard, there were some outstanding performances by Marlborough-based players.

Great start

Marlborough Boys' College midfielder Nigel Satherley is denied a try in the corner against Christchurch Boys' High.

Over the years Marlborough Boys' College has struggled for quality outside backs, but this season they will be hoping their new crop step up and solidify that area.

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Tasman Trophy rugby

Marist flanker Kasi Sami is tackled by Moutere midfielder Noah Waaka, left, and winger Junior Filipo at Trafalgar Park, ...

 Marlborough-based sides were totally dominated by Nelson opposition as the second round of NPD Tasman Trophy rugby crossover matches played out across the top of the south on Saturday.

MBC First XV open with gutsy win

Marlborough Boys' College midfielder Nigel Satherley proved a handful for the Christchurch Boys' High School defence ...

 The King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV kicked off their University of Canterbury championship season in superb style on Saturday, beating Christchurch Boys' High School 22-18 in Christchurch.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

MBC First XV primed for another big season

Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby skipper Ma'ara Ave is looking forward to a successful season as his team sets ...

 The King Salmon Marlborough Boy's College First XV rugby team face a long, demanding season, but their captain and coach are confident they are up for the challenge.

Exciting rugby weekend in store

Harlequins' play maker Dale Rutledge has been in good touch this season, but will be missing from his side's Tasman ...

The second round of NPD Tasman Trophy crossover rugby games includes several key encounters on both sides of the hill.

Points shared around

Waitohi centre Filipo Ligaliga, with ball, picked up a maximum three-pointer in the Express Player of the Year ...

 Crossover matches in the NPD Tasman Trophy began on Friday and Saturday, meaning twice as many points were up for grabs in the annual Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition.

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Tough weekend

Moutere Fullback Johnny Ika makes another break in their game against Waimea Old Boys.

Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the past weekend of Tasman Trophy rugby action.

Crusaders roll Brumbies in Canberra video

Crusaders' Kieran Read is tackled.

Giant winger Nemani Nadolo stars as the the Crusaders run over the Brumbies.

Tasman Trophy matches generally tight

Moutere No 8 Vernon Fredericks charges at the Waimea Old Boys defence during his side's Tasman Trophy match at Awarua ...

Marlborough teams generally struggled to go the distance as the first round of NPD Tasman Trophy rugby crossover matches was played out across the top of the south on Friday and Saturday.

Saturday sport wrap

Moutere number eight Vernon Fredericks looks for open field as he carries the ball against Waimea Old Boys at Awarua ...

The first round of Tasman Trophy rugby crossover matches produced some tight scorelines and plenty of try-scoring action across the top of the south.

Marist win 12-try thriller

Marist number eight Shannon Frizzel was a dominant figure as his side began the Tasman Trophy crossover matches with a ...

If the first match in the Tasman Trophy crossover series is anything to go by, club rugby fans in the top of the south are in for a thrilling few weeks.

'We hate the new jerseys' video

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

They're not good enough for the Tasman Makos. They should be shipped off to children in Africa, fans say.

Highlanders on notice v Sharks

Flanker Elliot Dixon returns from a head injury to enable the Highlanders to field their first choice loose forward trio ...

Jamie Joseph demands improvements after loss in Brisbane leaves Super Rugby champions red-faced.

'I was on the brink of death'

Richard Kingi in action on the Melbourne Rebels' training field.

Former Wallaby Richard Kingi relaunches rugby career in Marlborough after health issues.

Top teams meet in Brightwater

Central midfielder Izzy Foa'i has made a strong start to the season. He and his fellow players face a big test against ...

 The feature match in the first round of NPD Tasman Trophy crossover matches will take place at Brightwater, near Nelson, on Saturday.

Tasman training group trialists named

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The Tasman Makos selectors are casting their net wide this season, in a bid to find players from the club scene capable of playing for the region's flagship rugby team.

Rugby points shared around

Flanker Ofa Folau, who picked up two points in the Marlborough Express Player of the Year competition, in action for ...

Moutere fullback Johnny Ika, whose ability to spark try-scoring opportunities out of nothing made the difference in his side's win over Waitohi in Picton on Saturday, picked up three points in the Marlborough Express senior club rugby Player of the Year competition.

Naholo's slower recovery video

Waisake Naholo's most recent run in Super Rugby, the All Blacks wing fractured a leg during this movement against the ...

Highlanders wing behind schedule in recovery from leg injury, but Ben Smith could be back to face Sharks.

Thrilling footy

Noah Taio of Moutere makes for a gap in the defence during their games against Waitohi on Saturday.

Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe gives his take on the Waitohi v Moutere NPD Tasman Trophy game from the weekend.

Dark days ahead for Sunwolves video

Mark Hammett has his work cut out to rise to the challenge of coaching the Sunwolves after their 92-17 obliteration in ...

Expansion teams struggle as Sunwolves, Kings and Jaguares endure tough initiation

Crusaders refresh for Brumbies video

Captain Kieran Read runs in the Crusaders' fourth try during their 32-15 win over the Jaguares at AMI Stadium on Friday ...

The Crusaders will have a total of nine days to prepare for their match against the Brumbies in Canberra next Sunday.

Magpies win try-fest in Picton

Magpies' fullback Johnny Ika is tackled by Waitohi's Corey Bovey at Endeavour Park on Saturday.

Moutere came out on top of a try-fest in Picton on Saturday, drawing level with Central at the top of the Marlborough division one rugby standings heading into Tasman Trophy play.

Crusaders too strong for Jaguares video

Israel Dagg scored twice in his comeback.

The Crusaders scored five tries in beating the Jaguares 32-15.

O'Malley guides Waitohi revival

Waitohi Rugby Development Officer Tim O'Malley is enjoying life, on and off the field, in his new home, the seaside town ...

Waitohi have put a slow start behind them to become the form team in Marlborough division one rugby.

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