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.

Treviso waiting for Banks' call

Benetton Treviso are playing the waiting game to see if Marty Banks will turn up amid speculation the Highlanders are ...

Benetton Treviso to wait on word from Marty Banks before deciding what action to take.

New career twist for Ng Shiu

Tasman's Tone Ng Shiu is tackled by Auckland's Sabastian Visinia during the men's plate final at the national sevens ...

Tone Ng Shiu is proof that you don't have to score tries to make an impact in sevens.

Heart problem to sevens heaven

Trael Joass is one of three Tasman players selected in the All Blacks Sevens squad for the Wellington tournament.

Less than three years ago Trael Joass was having heart surgery. Now he's a member of the All Blacks Sevens squad.

Banks' Italian no-show

Marty Banks was expected to be leaving New Zealand to play rugby in Italy, but he has yet to turn up to Benetton Treviso.

Marty Banks' rugby career appears to be up in the air with the former Highlanders first five-eighth not turning up to his Italian club.

Quake won't derail East Coast rugby team

The East Coasters celebrate a premier rugby win over Renwick last season. Despite their catchment area being disrupted ...

 There will be an East Coast team in Marlborough premier rugby ranks in 2017.

Tasman teams lose in overtime

INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 21:  Scott Eade of Otago runs the ball during the round one Mitre 10 Cup match ...

Tasman's men's and women's sevens teams have both suffered overtime losses in national finals

Rugby player off to sevens

Rosie Buchanan-Brown, left, bursts out of a tackle while playing for Moutere at the Tasman regional sevens tournament in ...

 Rosie Buchanan-Brown faces the toughest test of her burgeoning sporting career when she fronts up at the national sevens tournament in Rotorua at the weekend.

Sevens teams strengthened for nationals

Buller's Dan Hytongue is one of three additions to the Tasman men's squad.

The Tasman men's sevens team is looking to build on their South Island success at this weekend's nationals.

Rugby retirement, aged 90

Arthur Pacey is surprised to learn he will receive a Queen's Service Medal.

Honoured rugby stalwart recalls when "the big thing was the Ranfurly Shield, not the All Blacks".

Tasman prop joins Southern Kings

Tasman prop Ross Geldenhuys makes a break against Hawke's Bay.

Tasman Makos prop Ross Geldenhuys is heading home to continue his Super Rugby career in South Africa.

Robertson aims for the top

Scott Robertson is entering his first season in charge of the Crusaders.

Scott Robertson won titles with the Crusaders as a player, now he's aiming to repeat the success as a coach.

Tasman golfers lose to Wellington

Eve Clark scored Tasman's only win in their 4-1 loss to Wellington.

 Tasman have lost 4-1 to Wellington in round six of the Toro interprovincial.

Shipping up to Boston

Robbie Malneek of Tasman fends Tomasi Alosio of Wellington during the 2015 NPC season.

Robbie Malneek played more than 100 games for the Tasman Makos. But now the experienced fullback is carving out a career in the United States.

Makos lift spirits in Kaikoura

Tasman Makos players Billy Guyton, left, and Shane Christie, far right, paid a morale-boosting visit to Kaikoura.

Tasman Makos players got the chance to say "fins up" to Kaikoura.

Makos' manager Vercoe lands NZ role

Tasman Makos' manager Martyn Vercoe has been appointed manager of the NZ under-20 side who will attempt to win the world ...

 Martyn Vercoe's managerial career took a big step forward last week when he was confirmed as manager of the New Zealand under-20 rugby team to contest the 2017 World Rugby Championship.

Tasman triumphant at sevens

26112016 News John Bisset/FairfaxNZ.  Rugby Sevens competitions at Alpine Energy Stadium South Canterbury vs Mid ...

Tasman beat Otago 12-5 to take of bragging rights of South Island sevens.

Tasman win men's SI sevens crown

Risi Pouri-Lane turns on the after-burners during the Tasman womens' 29-0 win over South Canterbury.

Tasman have finally broken their South Island sevens duck after beating Otago in the men's final in Timaru.

Drummond out, Tau in

Former South Canterbury winger Erenimo Tau is part of Tasman's lineup for Saturday's South Island sevens tournament in ...

Jess Drummond is missing but Erenima Tau set to make an impression for Tasman sevens team.

Tasman duo heading to NZ Under-20 camp

Tima Faingaanuku enjoyed an impressive debut season with the Tasman Makos.

Tasman's Tima Faingaanuku and Isaiah Miller will attend a New Zealand Under-20 rugby camp in Palmerston North next month.

Roncalli remain in rugby champs

Roncalli halfback James Arscott makes break.

Roncalli College First XV will continue to play in the Crusaders Schools Championship as status quo holds sway.

Roncalli should stay in schools comp

Talented halfback James Arscott is likely to be targeted if Roncalli is not retained in the Crusaders Schools Championship.

OPINION: The Roncalli College First XV deserves their place in the Crusaders Schools Championships.

Tasman sevens squads named

Kahurangi's Andrew Knewstubb in action during the Tasman Club Sevens at Sports Park Motueka.

The Tasman sevens selectors have named their squads for the South Island qualifying tournament in Timaru.

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