Rugby

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.

Pouri-Lane jack of all trades

Motueka High School's Risi Pouri-Lane in action during the Tasman club sevens at Sports Park Motueka.

Risi Pouri-Lane is hoping to someday play for the New Zealand women's sevens team.

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.

Drummond heading to Dubai

Tasman's Jess Drummond has been named in the New Zealand women's sevens team.

Tasman's Jess Drummond named in NZ women's 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.

Waimea Combined to remain in UC Championship

Waimea Combined Schools square off against Nelson College in this year's UC Championshiop pre-match haka.

Waimea Combined Schools will remain in the UC Championship rugby competition for the next three to five years.

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.

Wanderers, Marist repeat in the rain

A Huia player dives through the water to score a try.

Wanderers and Marist win Tasman Club Sevens on flooded fields.

Tasman trio earn international call-ups

Tevita Koloamatangi will make his international debut for Tonga this weekend.

It's not just Liam Squire getting some international exposure in the Northern Hemisphere.

Heartland XV to play Nadroga

NZ Heartland XV captain Kieran Coll breaks the Nadi defence on the way to scoring a try.

The NZ Heartland XV is aiming to win its third game in seven days, for a rare clean sweep.

Good home draw for Tasman

Tasman will host newly-promoted North Harbour as one of their five home games next season.

The Tasman Rugby Union is eyeing up a "fantastic" 2017 home draw after crossover matches were confirmed this week by New Zealand Rugby.

NZ Heartland XV get past Nadi in Fiji

Wing Willie Paia'aua put in another excellent performance for the NZ Heartland XV

New Zealand Heartland XV survived the heat and a late comeback to beat Nadi in their tour opener in Fiji.

Nine changes in Heartland team

King Country captain  Aarin Dunster is starting for the NZ Heartland side at 38 years of age. He is pictured with Sir ...

The New Zealand Heartland XV will field a new look side against Nadi in Fiji.

Crusaders Tasman's preferred destination

Pete Samu of the Crusaders runs through to score a try against the Rebels.

Tasman Rugby Union CEO Tony Lewis explains why more Makos than ever before are joining the Crusade.

Heartland XV down NZ Marist

Captain Kieran Coll leads the New Zealand Heartland XV haka against NZ Marist

The New Zealand Heartland XV proved a touch too tough for the New Zealand Marist side.

Wanderers at home in Picton

Hayden Gaudin, playing for Waitohi, stretches out to score against Tasman Sevens tournament winners Wanderers.

Nelson-based sides dominated the Wadsco Motorworld Group Picton Sevens played at Picton's Endeavour Park on Saturday - but none more so than Wanderers.

South calls big rugby rig

Liam Squire made his All Blacks debut against Wales in Dunedin in late June. He will make his seventh test appearance ...

All Blacks loose forward Liam Squire reveals wild pigs and hard man Jamie Joseph were instrumental in his move south.

Crusaders finally realise Tasman's got talent

David Havili of the Crusaders runs the ball against the Hurricanes at Trafalgar Park in Nelson last year.

OPINION: Tasman Makos have record representation in the Crusaders, but why did it take this long to get noticed?

Rugby rookie's rapid rise

Tasman rookie Quinten Strange will be alongside three All Blacks locks at the Crusaders.

Two seasons ago, Quinten Strange was playing for Nelson College's First XV. Now he's a Crusader.

Robertson won't break dance

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 29:  Head Coach Scott Robertson of Canterbury makes a break dance following the ...

OPINION: Young Crusaders coach faces a baptism of fire next year.

Makos rookies make super step up

Andrew Makalio is heading to the Crusaders after a stellar debut season in Tasman's front row.

Three Tasman rookies are among 15 players selected in Super Rugby squads for next season.

MacDonald all smiles despite bad finish

Tasman head coach Leon MacDonald has plenty of positives to look back on after another demanding season.

Leon MacDonald is happy with the progress his Tasman Makos team has made after another memorable season.

Tasman's succession plan in place

Fiji Schools captain Lemeki Cagialau is among a host of rising young talent signed to a Tasman provincial union ...

 Tasman are already well advanced in their succession plan after another successful season.

MacDonald: It's just gutting

Tasman flanker Shannon Frizell is congratulated by team-mates James Lowe, left, and Billy Guyton after scoring a try in ...

Tasman made too many errors against a clinically efficient Canterbury side and they paid dearly for their inaccuracy.

Mo'unga's star rising

Canterbury's Richie Mo'unga of Canterbury runs through to score a try.

Richie Mo'unga gave Canterbury and Crusaders fans reason to smile on Saturday night.

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