Banks' boot a winner

Marty Banks' boot proved a match winner for Tasman over Counties.

The Makos remain in the hunt for a semifinal spot after a slogging win over Counties Manukau .

AB's power lured Crusaders

Seta Tamanivalu, who will play for the Crusaders next year, beats a tackle by Jonathan Davies during the All Blacks' ...

All Blacks midfielder Seta Tamanivalu has confirmed a one-year deal with the Crusaders.

All Black jumps Chiefs' ship

Seta Tamanivalu, pictured in action for the All Blacks against Wales in Wellington on June 18, would add power to the ...

Arrival of midfielder Seta Tamanivalu at the Crusaders coincides with Robbie Fruean's departure.

Makos steel themselves for northern rivals

Counties Manukau' first five Piers Francis is held by the Makos defence the last time the sides met, in Pukekohe last year.

There will be no doubt in Tasman's camp about the challenge they face when a red-hot Counties Manukau side comes to Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.

Faingaanuku honoured with Barbarians selection

Nelson College rugby player Leicester Faingaanuku has been selected in the Barbarians Schools team.

He may be about to line up in a red jersey, but Leicester Faingaanuku has his eyes on the black one next year.

Faingaanuku cracks Barbarians squad

Tasman Under-18 fullback Leicester Faingaanuku makes a break during their rugby match against Wellington Under-18 at ...

Nelson College's Leicester Faingaanuku has earned selection in the New Zealand Barbarians Schools team.

Under-18 Tasman rugby side down Metro opponents

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 15: A Rugby Ball is seen on the pitch during a New Zealand All Blacks training ...

The Tasman under-18 rugby team confirmed their top seeding for the forthcoming South Island tournament with a gritty 24-22 win over Canterbury Metro in Christchurch on Saturday.

First half gets them through

Makos' hooker Andrew Makalio turned in another strong display as Tasman beat Hawke's Bay in Napier on Saturday evening.

This season's Tasman Makos continue to be an enigma, albeit an entertaining one.

Tasman hold out Magpies rally

Tasman's Peter Samu breaks the tackle of Hawkes Bay's Robbie Fruean during their Mitre 10 clash at Napier's McLean Park.

Tasman have held on to secure an important NPC rugby win over Hawke's Bay.

Canterbury B too strong for Tasman

Tasman's Amos Pogia attempts to break the Canterbury B defence.

Tasman B leave it too late against Canterbury B.

Makos face tricky assignment

Loose forward Tevita Koloamatangi, pictured in action against Hawke's Bay in Blenheim the last time the sides met, is ...

Tasman Makos' coach Leon MacDonald feels his charges are close to finding their top form. But it needs to be soon.

Makos on loan to Tasman B

Makos prop Blair Prinsep has been released to play for Tasman B on Saturday.

Tasman B will have eight Tasman Makos in their ranks on Saturday.

Tasman finish 11th in Taupo

Tasman's TC Campbell tries to evade the tackle of Hawkes Bay's Jarvan Nofoagtotoa.

 The Tasman under-19 rugby team has ended its season in style with victory over Hawkes Bay.

Ainley hoping for a return to action

Lock Alex Ainley lunges across for Tasman's match-winning try in their NPC clash with Waikato.

Lock Alex Ainley is eyeing up a return to NPC action against Hawkes Bay on Saturday.

Makene ready for step up

Caleb Makene in action for the New Zealand Under-20s during his three-try effort against Wales.

Tasman's new winger Caleb Makene is heading back to his home province this weekend.

Lowe still hoping for a comeback

Tasman winger James Lowe, shown here in round two action against Canterbury, is still hoping to pull on the jersey again ...

 Tasman winger James Lowe hasn't given up hope of returning to the Makos this season.

Makos power house

Tasman Makos prop Ross Geldenhuys takes aim at the Waikato defence.

This week in our series profiling Tasman Makos players we chat to South African Ross Geldenhuys.

Tasman lose to Counties Manukau

Tasman lock Kane Davis secures lineout ball.

 The Tasman under-19 rugby team will play off for 11th place after a second day loss to Counties Manukau.

Tasman B rugby squad named

Opponents during Saturday's Seddon Shield match, Marlborough's Te Ariki Ben-Nicholas, left, and Nelson Bays' Tone Ng ...

 The Tasman B rugby team will play matches against Canterbury B and Wellington B.

Nelson Bays defend Seddon Shield against Marlborough

Nelson Bays No 8 Gus Gibbens on the burst against Marlborough during Saturday's Seddon Shield match at Trafalgar Park.

The Nelson Bays Griffins have defended the Seddon Shield following a 28-13 win over Marlborough.

Tasman get out of trouble

Makos lock Shannon Frizell scores his side's third try against Northland at Trafalgar Park.

 You could say the Makos got out of jail, but that would be unfair. After all, they led thoughout their 33-23 win over Northland.

Tasman hold off Northland

Tasman fullback Mitchell Hunt clears for touch during their Mitre 10 Cup rugby clash with Northland in Nelson.

 Tasman have scored a tight NPC rugby win over Northland at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Razor nicks Ryan for Crusaders

Jason Ryan (L) will assist Scott Robertson (R) with the Crusaders' forwards pack for the next three seasons.

Scrum specialist Jason Ryan will help Scott Robertson coach the Crusaders for the next three years.

Tasman score tight win over Heartland

Tasman No 8 Isaiah Miller of Tasman makes a break with halfback Karlos Tautari in support during Thursday's Jock Hobbs ...

 Tasman didn't have much to spare in their tight under-19 rugby win over Heartland.

Seddon Shield at stake

Nelson Bays Captain Shaun Begg in the Marlborough Red Devils vs Nelson Bays Seddon Shield match held at Lansdowne Park, ...


Makos at the crossroads

Tasman Makos centre Kieron Fonotia in action during a previous match against the Northland Taniwha.

 They may be only five weeks into an 11-week season, but the Tasman Makos are already at a crossroads.

Tasman under-19s chasing championship title

Brendan Asomua-Goodman is back from injury and ready for action at the Jock Hobbs Memorial age-group tournament in Taupo.

Tasman's under-19 rugby team is chasing this year's national age-group championship title.

Pivotal player

Tasman Makos first five-eighth Marty Banks.

This week in our series profiling Tasman Makos players we chat to Marty Banks.

Young Blackadder steps out of dad's shadow

The start of the journey - Ethan Blackadder playing in a Tasman Makos trial in Blenheim earlier this season.

Ethan Blackadder, son of Todd, is finally fulfilling his NPC dream - on his own terms.

Cantabrian side too good for Maori

Tasman Maori first five Rawiri Tamati moves the ball wide during his side's match against the Cantabrian club's under-20 ...

The depth of talent in Canterbury rugby was underlined at Lansdowne Park on Saturday when an under-20 side from the Cantabrian Rugby Football Club downed Tasman Maori 57-20.

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