Both Marlborough junior club rugby teams contesting Tasman age grade finals lost away from home on Saturday, the Marlborough Boys’ College Second XV beaten by Motueka in the under-18 decider and Renwick toppled by Waimea in the under-16 final.
Meatloaf famously sang, “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad”, but Tasman rugby fans may not agree entirely their teams lost the one match that counted for competition points at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Saturday.
Tasman Makos’ loose forward Vernon Fredericks provided the feel-good story of his side’s 41-21 win over Manawatu at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.
The Tasman Red Devils came up short against Canterbury Colts during their South Island Invitation rugby competition clash at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Saturday.
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.
Marlborough rugby fans have a chance to see some of Tasman's top rugby talent at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.
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.
The Tasman Makos sit alone on top of the national provincial championship premiership table - with a very large target on their backs.
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.
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.
In recent campaigns the Tasman Makos' forwards have had plenty to thank their star-studded backline for. On Friday night in Nelson the big blokes up front were able to repay the compliment.
The battle for Marlborough junior rugby supremacy begins early on Saturday, with three finals being fought out on Lansdowne Park.
The Tasman Red Devils dive in at the deep end of their South Island Invitational rugby campaign when they take on a traditionally-formidable Canterbury Metro side at Christchurch’s Rugby Park on Saturday.
The Tasman Makos have made three changes to their starting line-up for Friday’s national provincial championship match against Bay of Plenty in Nelson.
The Marlborough Boys’ College 2nd XV survived a second half scare to claim a place in the Tasman under-18 rugby semi finals on Saturday.
The final whistle blew on the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV season in Nelson on Saturday and with it their time in the blue and gold jersey for several of the team.
The Tasman Red Devils came out on top of their warm-up rugby game against Buller in Murchison on Saturday, winning 33-10.
Tasman Rugby Union mulls red cards for coaches as it looks to crack down on sideline abuse.
A late try to halfback Jimmy Cowan helpedTasman secure a 35-20 bonus-point win over Waikato in Hamilton.
The Tasman Makos kicked off their 2015 national provincial championship rugby campaign with a 35-20 victory over Waikato in Hamilton on Friday evening.
Like last year, the NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys’ College First XV have drawn Nelson College in a semifinal. Unlike last year, it will not be in the main draw of the UC Championship.
The Tasman Red Devils have their final warm-up match on Saturday before opening their South Island rugby tournament campaign on August 22.
Makos skipper determined to put frustration behind him as he prepares for tonight's opening match.
The Tasman Makos are hoping a stone scultpure might be a sign of good things to come as their bid for the ITM Cup looms.
It seems Tasman and their first-up national provincial championship rugby rivals, Waikato, share the same headache leading into their meeting in Hamilton on Friday evening.
Two debutants will fill the vacant wing positions with Trael Joass and Monty Ioane both named in the Tasman Makos' starting lineup for Friday's opening ITM Cup rugby clash with Waikato in Hamilton.
Tasman Rugby Union chief Tony Lewis foresees a bright future for NZ's newest union.
A Seddon Shield challenge awaits the Tasman Red Devils after they downed West Coast 24-19 in Murchison on Saturday.