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.
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.
It may have been Mitchell Hunt’s birthday on Friday but it’s on Sunday morning when he hopes to be celebrating.
The crowds showed up for Riwaka's club day on Saturday and the division two rugby team repaid the supporters with a thumping 55-22 win over Marist.
The Tasman Rugby Union had to fight ruin, relegation and dissolution to get to where it is today, celebrating the first 10 years of their existence.
Before I talk about the Tasman Trophy final that I watched on Saturday, I need to address the story last week that I am leaving the Makos next year for an assistant coach job at the Chiefs.
Jordy Taylor was left in 'horrible pain' after brutal tackle that has ended his rugby career, put him off work and left him struggling to carry his son.
The Makos are losing their most successful ever coach, with CEO Tony Lewis confirming that Kieran Keane is heading to the Chiefs next year.
Leon MacDonald will replace long-time mentor Kieran Keane as the Tasman Makos head coach next year.
Highlanders lock Alex Ainley is making the most of his belated shot at Super Rugby at 33.
Mitchell Hunt knows first hand the expectation that comes with wearing the black jersey, even at junior level.
Makos coach Kieran Keane argues it is time to cull the weak clubs from top grade rugby to keep the standard high,
If Waimea Old Boys were looking for a tough workout ahead of next week's Tasman Trophy final then Marist duly obliged on Saturday.
Nelson College found some solace in the mud after easing to an important 32-10 UC Championship win over Christs College on Saturday.
Some of the country's most promising referees visited Nelson for a national training camp last weekend.
Nelson Bays and Marlborough club rugby teams revert to the familiarity of their sub-union competitions this weekend.
It took four years for a Super Rugby match to return to Nelson and the wait for the next one could be just as long.
Wasn't the Crusaders game at Trafalgar Park last Friday a wonderful night?
Shirley BHS ran in 36 second half points, including six tries, to eventually overwhelm Waimea College 50-8 in Richmond.
Waimea Old Boys and Wanderers must now wait another two weeks until this year's Tasman Trophy club rugby title is decided.
Mitchell Drummond and David Havili, two former Nelson College team-mates, both started for the Crusaders in their 35-18 win over the Hurricanes on Friday night.
The will is back but are the Crusaders?
Waimea Old Boys underlined their superiority, and maintained their unbeaten run in the Tasman Trophy division one rugby competition, with a comprehensive 60-23 victory over Central at Trafalgar Park on Friday.
The Crusaders have arrived at the battlefield for their clash with the Hurricanes in Nelson.