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Paul Ifill will lead the Tasman United football team in the Stirling Sports Premiership.

Phoenix legend Paul Ifill will lead Tasman United into premiership unknown.

Argentinian ace Abot added

Tasman United striker Nicolas Abot in action against Nelson Suburbs.

Tasman United have signed a former South American professional and coach Richard Anderson says more players are still to come.

Makos circling for semifinal challenge

Prop Tim Perry, carrying the ball at Tasman training, will play his 50th game for the Makos on Sunday.

 There is a rising tide of excitement in the Tasman Makos camp as they prepare for their biggest test of their season.

Big guns return

Gavin Peattie of Stoke Eagles, left, and Brayden Reynolds of United Titans will line up at the Labour Weekend Open

A record nine teams will contest the Labour Weekend Open softball tournament, with the out of towners once again favoured to take the title.

Hockey star up for award ... at last

After controversially missing out last year, Anita McLaren is up for sportswoman of the year at the Nelson Sports Awards.

Last year Anita McLaren was deemed ineligible for the Nelson Sports Awards. Now she's nominated. So what has changed?

CD ready for Plunket Shield

Manawatu's Mitch Renwick will bat at the top of the order for Central Districts against Otago in Nelson this weekend.

Central Districts start their Plunket Shield season against Otago this weekend.

New faces in Nelson cricket team

Nelson College's Paddy Howes has earned a call-up to the Nelson Griffins team this weekend.

The Nelson Griffins will meet Mid Canterbury in a Hawke Cup warm-up game this weekend.

Bikers who frock gallery

Juliet Westbury in action during Sunday's Froctober run down Codger's Track.

A mountain biking event that frocked.

Premiership team guide

Albert Riera has returned to Auckland City from the Wellington Phoenix.

Stuff's football reporters run the rule over each club's prospects ahead of the 2016-17 Stirling Sports Premiership.

Worker taking cautious approach

Central Districts batsman George Worker will miss the start of the season in a bid to get over an elbow injury.

George Worker will miss the start of the season for CD.

Impressive lineup for Sports Awards

Paralympian Liam Malone is among a host of world-class nominees contending for this year's Nelson Sports Awards.

 A handful of Olympians and an All Black highlight this year's Nelson Sports Awards nominees.

Fonotia wants to delay finale

Kieron Fonotia will make his 64th appearance for the Tasman Makos. But will it be his last?

Kieron Fonotia is fully aware that Sunday's clash with Taranaki could be his last in the Tasman No 13 jersey.

Nelson riders among leading Kiwis

Nelson's Peter Oliver is expected to be among the leading contenders.

Injured champion Jake Whitaker picking Jack Sheppard to take his vacant crown.

Annual Labour Weekend bowls tournament into sixth year

New Zealand women's under-18 champion, Te Atatu's Paris Baker, will contest the Nelson Bowling Club's Labour Weekend ...

The annual Labour Weekend women's invitational drawn triples tournament begins at the Nelson Bowling Club on Saturday.

Malcolm Shield stays in Blenheim

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Malcolm Shield.
Marlborough's Rhys Blackmore ( SHOWN ) in ...

Marlborough have defended the Malcolm Shield junior tennis trophy against Nelson.

Christie ready for semifinal showdown

Shane Christie will be attempting to lead his Tasman side to a semifinal win over Taranaki on Sunday.

Shane Christie is excited about leading the Tasman Makos into Sunday's NPC semifnal against Taranaki.

Kiwi brings McGarry Spirit Award 'home'

Conor Macfarlane, second from left, is presented with the Kelly McGarry Spirit Award by Kelly's brother Matt McGarry at ...

Conor Macfarlane, inaugural winner of the McGarry Spirit Award, used to have a picture of "McGazza" on his wall.

Injured keeper in race against the clock

Coey Turipa of Canterbury United makes a save against Southern United last season.

Coey Turipa is doing everything he can to be ready Tasman United's first ever game.

Havili extends Crusaders deal

Staying put: David Havili is sticking with the Crusaders.

David Havili happy to continue his professional development at the Crusaders

Lash key to Buller's chances

Buller first five James Lash likes to run with the ball and is the Heartland Championships second top try scorer.

Talented Buller first five James Lash is a man you want on your side.

Coppins back in action

Motueka's Josh Coppins (Altherm JCR Yamaha YZ450F), who will lead by example at Taupo this weekend.

The Altherm JCR Yamaha Racing Team will come out all guns blazing at this weekend's New Zealand season-opening MX Fest in Taupo.

Bray rebounds from disappointment

Pride midfielder Lily Bray makes a run against Auckland on Sunday.

 Canterbury footballer Lily Bray a young talent on the rise.

Cricket coach happy with new team's efforts

Nelson Griffins coach Aldin Smith.

Nelson cricket coach Aldin Smith was more than happy with his team's overall Chapple Cup performance.

Colvey relishes 'special' US test

All Whites left-back Kip Colvey in action against the United States.

Drawing with the United States will go down as the best result of Anthony Hudson's tenure so far. But for All Whites defender Kip Colvey, just playing against them was a career highlight.

Sheat finds early form

Lucy Sheat won the 60m and 100m at Friday's opening Twilight Series Meet at Saxton Field.

Lycra tights, necessitated by cold and rain, was the norm for athletes at Friday's opening Twilight Series Meet at Saxton Field. They kept Lucy Sheat from pulling a muscle but didn't keep her from winning the 60m and 100m.

Tasman not getting ahead of themselves

Lock Pari Pari Parkinson is among a host of bright new stars on Tasman's horizon.

The Tasman Rugby Union hasn't entirely given up on the prospect of hosting the Mitre 10 Cup premiership rugby final in two week's time.

Final Nelson interclub table tennis series begins

Timaru woman Glenda Felts keeps her eye on the ball in her table tennis game at Coonoor Rd.

The final Nelson interclub table tennis competition of the season began last week at Saxton Stadium.

Nelson lose to Taranaki

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 Nelson have finished fourth at this year's Chapple Cup cricket tournament after a three-wicket loss to Taranaki.

Tasman complete semifinal draw

Hooker Andrew Makalio lunges across for Tasman's second try during their Mitre 10 Cup match against Southland at ...

 Tasman will meet Taranaki in next weekend's premiership semifinals after a big win over Southland.

Johnston to miss opening rounds

Tasman United centre-back Daniel Allan wins a header during their 7-0 win over a Nelson Suburbs selection side at ...

Tasman United coach Richard Anderson said he would have no issues with starting rookie defenders Bertie Fish and Daniel Allan as Mark Johnston suffers training injury.

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