Only two Marlborough sides scored victories as the Tasman Trophy club rugby competition entered its cross-over phase on Saturday.
Despite fielding a raft of debutantes, and a long bus ride to Timaru, the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV kicked off their University of Canterbury Championship season in winning style on Saturday, accounting for Roncalli College 48-16.
Several high-profile Marlborough sports teams were in action on Saturday. Five premier rugby sides were involved in the first cross-over round of the Tasman Trophy club rugby competition, the Marlborough Boys’ College First XV was in action in Timaru and the Marlborough Development football side competed in Nelson.
A new-look team enters a newly-named tournament on Saturday when the Marlborough Boys' College First XV kicks off their UC Championship season.
Two unbeaten teams lead the way into the second stage of the Tasman Trophy club rugby competition, with cross-over matches beginning on Saturday.
Dynamic performances from two flankers gained them top points in the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year competition.
Tasman Makos assistant coach Leon MacDonald talks about the weekend's rugby.
It’s business time in the Tasman Trophy this weekend when Marlborough teams lock horns with their mates from over the Whangamoas.
OPINION: Decision making is one of those terms that coaches and commentators like to throw around so I thought it would be worthwhile to focus on what it actually means.
Moutere continued on their winning way in Marlborough Wadsco division two rugby on Saturday
Harlequins may have taken 45 minutes to find their feet, but when they did they ran Moutere off theirs at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.
Harlequins and Moutere, rivals in the main game at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, are well aware of the significance of the fixture.
Over 50 primary school-aged youngsters were put through their paces at the Farmlands Mini Makos rugby camp.
Whale Watch Kaikoura convincingly defeated the previously-unbeaten Pelorus side 50-7 at Takahanga Domain on Saturday.
The Tasman Rugby Union announced a surplus of almost half a million dollars at their AGM on Monday.
Scott Construction Harlequins showed they will be a force in this year's premier rugby competitions with a well-deserved 28-11 win over Crafar Crouch Waitohi at Endeavour Park in Picton on Saturday.
Scott Construction Harlequins underlined their credentials with a hard-fought 28-11 win over Crafar Crouch Waitohi in Picton on Saturday.
If Crafar Crouch Waitohi want to defend their Tasman Trophy rugby crown this season, they desperately need a win on Saturday.
Kayde Fisher admits he is "following his dream", after leaving South Africa to take up a role as the Waitohi Rugby Club's development officer.
Two backline players have picked up maximum points in the race for the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year Trophy, from Thursday's double-header round at Lansdowne Park.
A proposed $4.8m revamp will transform Marlborough's home of rugby into a multi-sports venue
Tasman Makos and Chiefs wing Bryce Heem is leaving New Zealand to chase his future overseas.
Biddy Kate's Central scored a dramatic, last-minute victory over Scott Construction Harlequins at Lansdowne Park on Thursday.
If Marlborough's premier rugby teams harbour hopes of dethroning champions Biddy Kate's Central, they had better come prepared to play for the full 80 minutes.
Rich Harris may be the new face at Tasman rugby headquarters, but he's a familiar face on the sporting scene.
Tasman Rugby Union will not stand in the way of Makos coach Kieran Keane if he is offered a Super Rugby coaching role.
The mood at the Marlborough Rugby Sub-Union annual general meeting on Wednesday night was described as "extremely positive".
Tasman players will have a greater presence than ever when the 20th edition of Super Rugby kicks off on Friday.
Teen accused of stealing former All Black's rugby jerseys appears in court on 20 more charges.
Rising rugby star 125kg Atunaisa Moli is focused on training and healthy eating.