Rugby

Waitohi opt out of final round

Marist flanker Ryan Dafel in action during last Saturday's Tasman Trophy loss to Central.

Waitohi decide not to play Wanderers after death of Bevan Moody. 

Nelson and Waimea to meet in cross-town derby

Nelson College will be expected to continue their unbeaten UC Championship run against Waimea Combined Schools on Saturday.

Nelson College expecting a gritty challenge from Waimea Combined. 

Stevenson up with the pace

Matt Stevenson has emerged as a key attacking weapon for Waimea Combined Schools.

Stevenson prefers pace and guile over brute strength.

Fixing school rugby problems is easy

Timaru Boys' High School First XV would benefit from an overhaul of the UC Championships.

OPINION: Fixing the problems with the Crusaders Schools Championship could be quite simple if someone is brave enough to take the reins.

The battle back from brain surgery

Vernon Fredericks

The road to becoming Crusader No 213 has been far from smooth for Vernon Fredericks.

Drummond in sevens heaven

Jess Drummond could be set for her New Zealand sevens debut after being selected in the latest squad.

The unavailability of five key players has opened the door for a Riwaka school teacher to make her NZ sevens debut.

Union offers support to player in coma

Bevan Moody suffered a cardiac arrest as he ran back to halfway for a restart in a club rugby game in Nelson.

The Tasman Rugby Union have offered their full support to Marlborough rugby player Bevan Moody, who collapsed during a senior club match in Nelson on Saturday.

Rugby player suffers cardiac arrest

Marist midfielder James Hawkey attempts to break past Central No 10 Trance Poa.

Nelson's Tasman Trophy clash with Waitohi cut short after Waitohi player collapses. 

Stevenson bags brace

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Waimea Combined have secured their second straight win in this year's UC Championship.

Playoff race heats up

Marist first five-eighth Cayden Edwards in action against Renwick last weekend.

Eight teams remain in Tasman Trophy playoff contention with two rounds remaining.

Super Makos travelling well

Tasman loose forward Jordan Taufua, along with several of his Makos team mates, have been stand outs for the unbeaten ...

 The Makos' coaching staff must be licking their lips with anticipation.

Makos hopefuls shine in the rain

Musseleers No 8 Isaiah Miller was one of the stand-outs in the Tasman Makos trial match at Lansdowne Park on Wednesday ...

Two motivated trial teams underlined the growing depth at the top level of Tasman rugby on Wednesday evening.

Segner living the dream

German student Anton Segner has been in impressive form for the Nelson College First XV.

You'd almost swear Anton Segner was a Kiwi.

Crusaders cash in on Samu

Pete Samu moved from Sydney to play for the Waimea Old Boys club in 2014, and made his debut for Tasman later that season.

The injury to Kieran Read, and Whetu Douglas's move to Italy, could have left the Crusaders in a pickle. Pete Samu has ensured it didn't.

Playing for a Makos jersey

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Premier Rugby from Awarua Park.
Tasman Trophy match between Moutere and ...

The lure of a Tasman Makos jersey will ensure a hotly-contested trial game at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Wednesday.

What a game

Pete Samu put in a solid performance for the Crusaders.

COLUMN: Tasman Makos players made their mark on the epic Crusaders v Hurricanes game, writes Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe.

Nelson beat Moutere

Nelson winger Kim Bateman on the burst in their big Tasman Trophy win over Moutere.

Nelson applied the blow torch to overwhelm Moutere on Saturday. 

Nelson College retain Moascar Cup

Waimea Combined midfielder Ryan Churchill skips clear of the St Thomas defence.

Nelson College and Waimea Combined both secure handy UC Championship wins. 

Marist sack coach Holder

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Ant Holder sacked as Marist senior rugby coach.

Top teams clash in Tasman Trophy

Nelson fullback Tima Faingaanuku is expected to be back in action on Saturday.

Top teams Nelson and Moutere headline this week's Tasman Trophy match ups.

Moascar Cup on the line

The Moascar Cup is on the line once again.

Nelson College defend the Moascar Cup while Waimea Combined face tough opponent. 

Hames happy to blow whistle

Tasman Makos and Chiefs prop Kane Hames refereed Wednesday's schoolgirls rugby match between Waimea College and Nayland ...

Prop Kane Hames occasionally doubles as a referee.

Tasman teens take on the world

Tima Faingaanuku, shown here in Tasman Makos' colours, is heading to the world under-20 champs in Georgia.

Tima Faingaanuku and Will Jordan continue Tasman's proud history at NZ Under-20 level.

Cheers for volunteers

Tasman Makos player Tima Faingaanuku was among the New Zealand under-20 team which notched up three wins in Australia.

COLUMN: Volunteers are the backbone of junior rugby, writes Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe.

Runaway win for Nelson College at Lincoln

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Nelson College #13 Caleb Coventry in action during Saturday's UC ...

Nelson College overcame a spirited Lincoln Combined HS team while Waimea Combined suffered a second loss.

Waitohi outmuscle Marist

Marist fullback Lote Saulekaleka attempts to breach Waitohi's defensive line.

Waitohi secure bruising away Tasman Trophy win over Marist. 

Big challenges for Nelson teams

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Nelson taking nothing for granted at Seddon Domain on Saturday. 

Fresh Makos blood

Jordan Taufua will join the Tasman Makos this year.

COLUMN: The Tasman Makos team is shaping up well for the new season, writes team manager Martyn Vercoe.

Tasman Maori women win SI rugby title

The Tasman Maori women score historic first win at South Island rugby tournament.

Cup controversy for Nelson College

Nelson College fullback Leicester Faingaanuku attempts to burst through the Christ's College defence.

Nelson College held on for a gripping 22-21 win over Christ's College despite playing with 14 men.

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