A rather mysterious billboard has suddenly appeared outside Nelson's Trafalgar Park.
Taranaki's NPC title defence appears to have drowned on a sodden Yarrow Stadium.
Tasman Makos’ loose forward Vernon Fredericks provided the feel-good story of his side’s 41-21 win over Manawatu at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.
Winger Mitchell Scott is one of only three changes to the starting lineup for Friday's NPC clash with Bay of Plenty.
Tasman Rugby Union mulls red cards for coaches as it looks to crack down on sideline abuse.
Young Canterbury halfback bounding into his third NPC season with much more confidence than 12 months ago.
A terminally ill rugby coach with almost 50 years of involvement in the game has been given a Nelson Bays life membership.
Makos skipper determined to put frustration behind him as he prepares for tonight's opening match.
The Tasman Makos are hoping a stone scultpure might be a sign of good things to come as their bid for the ITM Cup looms.
Tasman Rugby Union chief Tony Lewis foresees a bright future for NZ's newest union.
"Not again", Brendan Asomua-Goodman must have thought to himself, clutching his shoulder in agony.
Due to their ongoing success, finding a spot in the Tasman Makos squad gets harder and harder each season, especially if you are a halfback.
Often you learn more about yourself from a loss than you do from a victory. If that is the case, the Tasman Makos will be well-educated over the next seven days.
A five-try first half blitz propelled the Wellington Lions to a 31-17 win over the Tasman Makos in both teams’ final pre-season game at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim on Thursday evening.
The Makos have reshuffled the deck for their final shake-down before the national provincial rugby championship begins in earnest next week.
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.