Rugby

Kick off

Moutere centre Teone Filipo makes for a gap in the Harlequins defense during their game at the weekend. Moutere took the ...

COLUMN: The top of the south club rugby season looks to be another cracker, writes Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe.

Lash helping to ease concussion issues

Mike Lash is preaching the blue card gospel.

Tasman referee Mike Lash is helping to turn the problem of concussion on its head. 

Tasman duo headed to Oceania tournament

Tima Faingaanuku, shown here in action against Waikato last season, is one of two Tasman players named in the New ...

Faingaanuku and Jordan will fly Tasman's flag at the Oceania Under-20 rugby tournament in Australia. 

Heem gets red card in England

Bryce Heem on the charge for the Tasman Makos in 2014.

Bryce Heem was banished after a dangerous tackle in England.

Hayes 'only a witness' in French police probe

Six rugby union players, including two New Zealanders, have been released after questioning by French police following a ...

A young Marlborough rugby player was 'never arrested or charged' after allegations of rape in France.

'Steely resolve' clinches Waitohi's win over champs

Captain and halfback Ben Finau, chased by Harlequins' Blake Parata, had a strong game in Moutere's 25-5 win at Lansdowne ...

A win for Waitohi against premiers Central and a bonus point victory for Renwick made for a bright start in Marlborough rugby.

Concussed: Gregory's battle

Glen Gregory is coaching Feilding Old Boys-Oroua in Manawatu Club Rugby this year.

After a horrific run of concussions, just standing on the sidelines of a rugby field is an achievement for former Tasman flanker Glen Gregory.

Leon and Leo to lead Makos

Leo Crowley is heading to Tasman as the Makos new assistant coach.

New Makos assistant coach Leo Crowley is one of three new appointments to the team's coaching staff

'Class clown' key for Highlanders

Highlanders back Marty Banks.

Marty Banks' importance at the Highlanders bounces between his on and off-field roles.

Four day games for Tasman

Tasman's David Havili can expect plenty of daytime action during this year's NPC campaign.

Tasman will play day matches against Manawatu, Waikato, Wellington and Auckland this season.

Women's rugby set for boost

Kendra Cocksedge and George Vance have significant roles to play in the development of Tasman women's rugby.

New development roles set to boost Tasman women's rugby.

Goody's sporting legacy lives on

John Goodman leaves behind a remarkable sporting legacy.

John Goodman was a highly-respected identity in Tasman's sporting community.

Health forced Lowe's hand

James Lowe is leaving the Chiefs for Leinster.

A fight with rheumatoid arthritis played a part in James Lowe's decision to seek his rugby fortune overseas.

Tasman takes Lowe blow

Tasman winger James Lowe is heading to Ireland following this year's NPC.

The Tasman Rugby Union is disappointed to be losing James Lowe to Ireland.

Fullback pays tribute to mentor

Crusaders star David Havili scores a try and pays tribute to his late former Nelson College mentor John Goodman.

As David Havili scored for the Crusaders, he remembered a rugby stalwart who died last week.

Big job for new Crusaders No 10

Mitchell Hunt was mostly employed as a fullback by Tasman coach Leon MacDonald last year, because Marty Banks was ...

Some of us get a migraine just thinking our days studying physics. But not Crusaders' No 10 Mitchell Hunt.

MBC rugby opt for new name

Key partners in the Marlborough Boys' College rugby rebranding, from left, Kathy Hughes from the Marlborough Falcon ...

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby team have been flying high in recent seasons, making their new name even more appropriate.

Combined Roncalli confirmed

Roncalli College First XV have been allowed to combine with five other schools for the UC Championship.

Roncalli College First XV is allowed a combined team in the Crusaders Schools Championships, starting this season.

Makos snap up young fullback

Will Jordan of Canterbury in action during the Jock Hobbs memorial under-19 tournament last year.

A fullback who scored tries for fun as a schoolboy is the latest player to join the Tasman Makos.

Keane ready to impart rugby knowledge to Connacht

Kieran Keane is heading to Connacht.

Kieran Keane's move to Irish club Connacht is likely to benefit both parties.

Christie in Chiefs contention

Finlay Christie joined the Chiefs after impressing for Tasman.

Young halfback can't believe he could potentially be lacing up for his Super Rugby debut against the Highlanders.

Chiefs' Keane off to Connacht

Kieran Keane has been with the Chiefs for just over a year.

Ex-All Black Kieran Keane will leave Chiefs' assistant coach role to replace Pat Lam at Irish club.

Taufua returning to Tasman

Jordan Taufua, shown here in typical attacking mode for the Crusaders, is returning to Tasman.

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos.

Crotty and Todd to help lead Crusaders

Ryan Crotty will be one of the Crusaders' two vice captains in 2017.

Ryan Crotty and Matt Todd will help Sam Whitelock lead the Crusaders.

Garland against combined First XVs

Don Garland

Former Timaru First XV rugby coach Don Garland is opposed combined teams in the Crusaders Schools Championship.

Former champs short on player power

Pelorus supporters react after the club won the Marlborough second division final in 2013.

They were once champions, but now they can barely field a team.

Hammett not returning as Makos assistant coach

Mark Hammett won't be returning as assistant coach of the Tasman Makos rugby team.

Tasman are looking for a new assistant rugby coach.

Field of dreams

Jarod Bryant, left, has seen his dedication to rugby pay off after being named the Area Schools Sportsperson of the Year ...

A talented young rugby player has been recognsied for his sports skills on and off the park.

Tasman quartet at Wellington Sevens

Referee Mike Lash, left, Tone Ng Shiu, Trael Joass and Andrew Knewstubb comprised Tasman's contingent at the Wellington ...

Tasman were well represented at the Wellington Sevens.

Tasman trio's alternate road to glory

Tasman's Tone Ng Shiu, Trael Joass and Andrew Knewstubb have all shot into the limelight in Wellington as part of the ...

Coach hopes selection of Tasman trio for NZ Sevens paves the way for more success.

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