Rugby

Highlanders put Crusaders away video

Highlanders centre Jason Emery scores despite David Havili's best effort to stop him in their friendly game in Oamaru.

Super Rugby champs run in six tries to two in a dominant display in Oamaru.

Rare home game for Rai Valley

The Nelson U10 white team, pictured at after a game at Neale Park, Nelson, will play at Rai Valley Area School on Saturday.

Children thrilled to host team mates for rugby game on school field

Schools team to tackle Fiji tour

Tasman combined schools coach Ian Biggs, players Brodie Biggs and Daniel Dixon and Kahu Marfell of the Tasman Rugby ...

Beat them on the field, lend a hand off it. That's the approach the Tasman combined schools team is taking to Fiji.

Halfback Hall heads to Crusaders

Blues halfback Bryn Hall, playing against the Crusaders. He will be playing for them in 2017.

The two-way trade between the Blues and the Crusaders continues with halfback Bryn Hall heading south next year.

Tasman rugby squad named

Buccaneers player Ethan Blackadder is tackled by Musseleers opponent Te Ariki Ben-Nicholas during the Makos trial match ...

The Tasman rugby selectors have named a High Performance XV squad combining experience and youth to play against their Counties counterparts in Auckland on Wednesday, June 29.

College match drawn

Marlborough Boys' College No 8 Jayden Holdaway tries to find a gap in the Nelson College defence at the school front ...

 It was not hard to tell which was the most disappointed camp after the Marlborough Boys' College and Nelson College First XV rugby teams drew 22-22 in Blenheim on Thursday.

Blues a good fit for SBW video

Sonny Bill Williams and the Blues appear to be a natural fit given that Auckland is the global sporting star's spiritual ...

OPINION: Superstar's shift sensible for development of NZ game and should help lure more talent to Eden Park.

Club appeals suspension for ref abuse

Nelson second five-eighth Chris Kerslake, centre, allegedly pushed a referee to the ground during a Tasman Trophy match ...

Nelson Rugby Club is appealing Chris Kerslake's 14-week suspension for allegedly attacking a referee.

Squire named in All Blacks

Loose forward Liam Squire has just become the Tasman Rugby Union's first home-grown All Black.

Makos No. 8 Liam Squire becomes Tasman union's first homegrown All Black.

Last chance

Central player TC Campbell dodges through the Marist defense during their game at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

COLUMN: Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the past weekend of rugby action.

NZ derbies set to boost Super Rugby video

Appearances are deceiving: At first glance it looks like the Crusaders were playing on Loftus Versfeld but it is ...

The 13th round action did not impact significantly the New Zealand conference.

Musseleers win

Musseleers midfielder Alex Nankivell breaks through the Buccaneers defensive line at Lansdowne Park on Wednesday night.

Tasman Makos head coach Leon MacDonald was impressed with the standard of play in Wednesday night's Musseleers v Buccaneers rugby match at Lansdowne Park.

Zac back for duel with Dagg

Zac Guildford (L) celebrates a try for the Crusaders with Israel Dagg in 2012. Guildford will be playing for the ...

Zac Guildford returns from injury in time to line up for the Waratahs against his old team the Crusaders.

Joe Wheeler off to Japan

Joe Wheeler dots down for his beloved Tasman Makos.

Tasman Makos and Highlanders favourite Joe Wheeler has decided his immediate future lies overseas.

Makos jerseys up for grabs

Waitohi first five-eighth Tim O'Malley will wear the number 10 jersey for the Musseleers on Wednesday night.

 Leading club rugby players from the Tasman region have a golden opportunity to press their claims for inclusion in the 2016 Makos squad at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Wednesday.

Marty Banks' three wishes

Tasman Makos first five-eighth Marty Banks, right, has confirmed he is heading offshore to play for Benetton Treviso.

Highlanders and Makos star reveals his three wishes for 2016 before heading off to play in Italy.

Southerners set Super standard video

Waisake Naholo at the double: The Highlanders wing, seen here evading the tackle of marker Jone Macilai, notched another ...

Highlanders, Crusaders set the standard with Super Rugby stunner.

Marty Banks heading to Italy

Marty Banks will head overseas at the end of the season.

Highlanders and Tasman Makos pivot is joining Bennetton next season.

Deaf fans get supportive message across

Crusaders fullback Israel Dagg practices sign language with Deaf Aotearoa members Deborah Jamieson, left, and Hanna Deal.

Deaf Crusaders fans attended training at Rugby Park on Wednesday as part of New Zealand Sign Language Week

Highlanders plan to limit Dagg video

Israel Dagg celebrates a try for Crusaders wing Jone Macilai against the Reds last Friday at AMI Stadium.

Highlanders wary of Israel Dagg's bid to regain All Black jersey

Havili chosen ahead of All Black Crotty video

David Havili has started seven games for the Crusaders this season. He has been named to start ahead of All Black Ryan ...

Todd Blackadder makes three changes to the Crusaders team that will start in key Super Rugby clash against the Highlanders.

Can Ben Smith tame Israel Dagg?

Israel Dagg (L) and Ben Smith contest a high ball. The clash between the two All Blacks is one of many absorbing ...

Head-to-head duels abound in Friday's important clash between the champion Highlanders and top of the table Crusaders.

Tattooed Tasman stars join logo backlash

Liam Squire posted this photo of his tattoo of the Tasman Makos original logo on Facebook.

Makos players with tattoos of the team's original logo hit back on social media over new design.

Incentive for rugby referees

Mike Lash referees a UC Championship rugby match involving Nelson College last year.

Nelson company teams up with Tasman Rugby Union in a bid to attract more referees to the sport.

Chiefs, Hurricanes mull over losses video

Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo crashes through the tackle of Damian McKenzie to notch the first of his double against ...

Highlanders, Crusaders set for classic in Dunedin as defending Super Rugby champs make statement in Hamilton.

Crusaders' charge down video

The Crusaders celebrate one of Jone Macilai 's three tries against the Reds.

How often do you see a goal-kick charged down in Super Rugby?

McNicholl's return positive following Nadolo ban

Marty McKenzie has replaced Ben Volavola as first five-eighth and fullback cover for the Crusaders after an impressive ...

Marty McKenzie secures bench for the Crusaders; Johnny McNicholl bolsters back three as Nadolo ban kicks in

Kiwi teams on fire video

Matt Proctor celebrates a try with Cory Jane and the reserves during the Hurricanes 50-17 thrashing of the Lions in ...

Power, panache, pragmatism and perseverance on display in perfect round for Kiwi teams.

Rollo: Makos fans should decide the logo's fate

Tasman Makos players Alex Nankivell, left, and Quinten Strange with the new logo.

OPINION: The Tasman Rugby Union should have consulted with the fans before changing the logo.

Tough weekend

Moutere Fullback Johnny Ika makes another break in their game against Waimea Old Boys.

Tasman Makos team manager Martyn Vercoe talks about the past weekend of Tasman Trophy rugby action.

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