Red Devils’ centre Jake Cresswell’s rugby career headed in a whole new direction this week when he set out for Scotland.
Tasman lose Southern regional sevens final after conceding a try after the hooter.
Kieran Keane, the Tasman Makos' most successful coach, chats about his time in the top of the south.
It has been a long time between drinks, but Marlborough rugby fans appear to be buying into the chance to catch some Super Rugby action early next year.
Steve Hansen has many admirable qualities. He's an astute coach, a clever planner, a fine motivator; on occasion lately, a stand-up comedian.
The Tasman Makos’ opponents in the round robin section of next season’s national provincial rugby championship have been decided.
The Tasman Makos’ 44-24 loss to Auckland in Friday’s national provincial championship rugby semi final meant there was no icing on Joe Wheeler’s cake.
OPINION: Well, at least there won’t be prolonged debate over this one.
Auckland have brought Tasman Makos' NPC rugby season to an end.
Auckland flyer Bryce Heem will line up against his former team in Friday night's NPC rugby semifinal.
Auckland effectively ambushed Tasman when the sides last met. On Friday night, with considerably higher stakes on the table, the Makos hope to do the same.
Tasman NPC player Vernon Fredericks returns to rugby just six months after having brain surgery.
Tasman will travel to Auckland to play the home side in the first national provincial rugby championship semi final on Friday.
It has been a pretty special couple of days for Tasman rugby coach Kieran Keane.
Tasman put themselves firmly back in the national provincial championship rugby race with a superb victory against Taranaki
The Tasman Makos have a Taranaki mountain to climb on Thursday if they are to get their 2015 national provincial championship campaign back on track.
In an up-tempo match played at Endeavour Park in Picton, Tasman Development were beaten 36-33 by Wellington Development on Sunday afternoon.
The Tasman Makos have lost their edge.
Saturday's battle of Trafalgar may well decide the destination of the 2015 national provincial rugby championship.
I’m getting a sense of déjà vu.
Marlborough’s age group rep rugby sides were unable to claim a win over their Canterbury Country opponents when three matches were played at Blenheim’s Lansdowne Park on Saturday.
Consecutive defeats have left the Tasman Makos in a precarious position as the national provincial championship play-offs approach.
The Tasman Makos may have lost their grip on the top rung of the national provincial ladder for the first time this season, but they have a golden opportunity on Saturday to clamber back on top.
Not since dashing All Blacks winger John Kirwan made spaghetti of the Italian defence in 1987 has a Rugby World Cup tournament begun in such dramatic fashion.
The Tasman under-18 side and the Marlborough under-13s provided the highlights of another busy weekend of representative rugby.
The Crusaders have signed the Tasman Makos' ball-running backrower Pete Samu for the 2016 Super Rugby season.
The Tasman Makos’ hopes of beating three big-city sides within the space of 10 days were dashed by a clinical, abrasive Auckland team at Lansdowne Park on Sunday afternoon.
Auckland look strong, as Tasman Makos suffer their first NPC loss.
The Tasman under-19 rugby team will head to the Jock Hobbs Memorial national tournament next weekend with some semblance of form after burying Southland 64-19 in their final qualification match at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.
The Tasman Makos will field a strong side for Sunday’s national provincial championship match with Auckland at Blenheim’s Lansdowne Park.