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. 

Schoolgirl eyes black jersey

Motueka High School student Risaleaana Pouri-Lane, 16, has been playing for the Black Ferns development rugby sevens ...

Is a Motueka schoolgirl New Zealand's next sevens star?

Playing Rugby at their own game

Leicester Faingaanuku has played a starring role for Nelson College in England.

Nelson College have finished in the top four at Rugby School's 450th anniversary tournament.

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.

First up win for Waimea Old Boys

Marist centre Sam Briggs attempts to move the ball in Saturday's opening round loss to Waimea Old Boys at Tahunanui.

Waimea Old Boys, Nelson and Wanderers were the first round winners in Nelson club rugby on Saturday.

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

Nelson College off to Rugby School

Crusaders' fullback David Havili dedicated his try to the memory of former Nelson College First XV manager John Goodman.

Nelson College will be part of Rugby School's 450th year celebrations.

'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.

Drummond's 'amazing' comeback

Mitchell Drummond (left) linked with his old Nelson College team-mate Mitchell Hunt when they played alongside each ...

Snap. And that was that. Crusaders halfback Mitchell Drummond was off to the surgeon.

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.

Foreign sharks circling Lowe

James Lowe is in the final year of his Chiefs contract.

"There's always people knocking at your door step," off-contract Chiefs winger hints.

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.

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.

Jack: Vickerman 'a good bastard' video

Chris Jack and Dan Vickerman locked in combat during a 2006 clash between the Crusaders and Waratahs.

Ex-All Black recalls locking horns with an old Wallabies foe, a "lovely guy" gone too soon.

Hames set for big role

Kane Hames will have an even bigger role to play at the Chiefs this year, with Mitchell Graham gone for the season.

After a whirlwind 2016 which included an All Blacks debut, Kane Hames is set to play a big role for the Chiefs this year.

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.

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.

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