The Tasman Makos' 2015 ITM Cup rugby squad now has another champion Highlander in its midst following the signing of fullback Trent Renata.
It's only preseason, but Wednesday's decisive 47-19 rugby loss to the Manawatu Turbos still stung.
The payoff for compelling club form is about to be rewarded as the Tasman Makos rugby selectors cast their eye over the province's emerging talent.
It may have been cold, miserable and wet but that did not deter a good crowd from turning out to see the final of the Car Company Nelson Bays division one club rugby championship at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.
Wanderers rugby coach Johnny Bloxham has finally shaken King Kong off his back.
Whatever happens at Trafalgar Park on Saturday, Nelson Bays will be crowning a brand new Car Company division one club rugby champion.
As the Tasman union moves into its tenth year of existence, Ramon Sutherland looks back at the previous decade with quiet satisfaction.
Prop Reuben Northover is looking to kickstart his career down in Invercargill after signing a season-long contract with the Southland Stags.
Last week I named my Tasman Makos emerging players squad which will head to Manawatu for a pre-season match later this month.
The Crusaders Knights stuck with their opponents for half their match in Blenheim on Monday, but the Hurricanes under-18s blew them off the field in the second spell to win 58-17.
The Nelson Bays training squad has been named ahead of next month's Seddon Shield match against Buller.
A dramatic last-minute try in Saturday's semifinals catapaulted Kahurangi into next weekend's Car Company Nelson Bays division one club rugby final.
Mitchell Hunt's year has gone from great to even greater.
The Highlanders are Super Rugby champions and so too are five of our Tasman Makos.
Foundation player Alex Ainley sat back and watched as many of his Tasman Makos team-mates signed Super Rugby contracts.
As expected Kieran Keane has called upon players from the Nelson Bays and Marlborough club ranks in his Makos Emerging Players training squad.
Five Tasman Makos players helped the Highlanders to a historic Super Rugby title on Saturday.
Marlborough's Makos star reflects on incredible year that culminated in thrilling victory in Super Rugby final.
Anyone who doubts the commitment of women rugby players had only to look at Emily Kelly's bleeding face during the final of the Car Company Senior Women's Tens on Saturday.
The 2015 edition of the Tasman Makos, the nation’s most talked about provincial rugby side, is taking shape.
The Tasman Makos have been struck a Lowe blow leading into their 2015 national provincial championship campaign with a key backline player ruled out for the season.
Top level sport doesn’t offer up too many second chances, especially where injuries are concerned.
Robbie Malneek probably bleeds shark blood. He is Mako through-and-through.
Renwick hooker Quentin MacDonald was shocked when he found out through a friend on social media that he was back in New Zealand Maori team.
It's official. I'm joining the Chiefs as an assistant coach next season, meaning this year is my last as head coach of the Tasman Makos.
Waimea College might have been celebrating just their second win of this year's UC Championship secondary schools rugby competition on Saturday.
Assistant All Blacks coach Ian Foster says Crusaders fullback came through camp this week with flying colours.
Sunday, July 30, 2006 is a day Tristan Moran will never forget.
A last gasp Leicester Faingaanuku try sealed a remarkable 21-19 for Nelson College in their UC Championship secondary schools rugby match against Shirley Boys' High School.
What a big weekend of rugby with club games, Super Rugby playoffs, the Baby Blacks winning the World Cup and the naming of the All Blacks squad.