Geldenhuys set to be a Highlander

Jesse Walker

The Tasman Makos' contribution to Super Rugby's player ranks continues to grow after prop Ross Geldenhuys was confirmed as a new Highlander.

Tasman go to script, saunter in

Tasman now appreciate the value of sticking to the script following yesterday's impressive 35-8 win over Counties-Manukau at the national under-19 rugby tournament.

Sonny's set to shine

Sonny Bill Williams

Excitement grows as the biggest drawcard in New Zealand sport returns to face the Tasman Makos.

Nice to have bragging rights over Otago

Blenheim Rowing club

Tasman Makos lock Joe Wheeler is pleased to have 'won ugly' to secure bragging rights over Otago at Trafalgar Park.

Bruised Makos lift for home semi bid

James Lowe

Having lost just one game so far in this season's ITM Cup, and with only three weeks remaining until the knockout round, the Tasman Makos are within reach of a home semifinal.

Ainley defies his job description

Tim Wright

Even for a team as enterprising as the Tasman Makos, someone has to do the donkey work. That's Alex Ainley's domain.

Makos buck attendance trend


The Tasman Makos' continuing success is paying positive dividends at the turnstiles as fans flock to be a part of a winning season.

Union snaps up teen league star on apprentice deal

Tamaira Raurimu-Carew's talents on the local rugby league scene have captured the attention of the Tasman Rugby Union who have signed the young midfield star on a two-year deal.

It's satisfying to finally tame the Wellington Lions

Alex Ainley

Makos lock Joe Wheeler tells of his excitement to be part of the first Tasman team to topple Wellington and hopes for a home semifinal.

Makos quite magnificent

Tim Wright

The Makos were in history-making mode yesterday with a comprehensive 42-20 ITM Cup rugby win over a miserable Wellington side.

How good are these Makos?

Alex Ainley

Were Tasman really good in their historic 42-20 win over Wellington yesterday, or were the capital side really bad?

Makos need to be wary of wounded Lions

After seeing off one dangerous NPC rugby opponent in Invercargill on Wednesday, Tasman face another at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Sunday.

Classy Makos bag the Stags

Jimmy Cowan

If you thought Tasman might curb their attacking instincts after last week's gut-wrenching loss to Taranaki, think again.

Jimmy Cowan signs with Blues for Super Rugby

Jimmy Cowan

Sir John Kirwan has high expectations of former All Blacks halfback coming to fill hole left by Piri Weepu.

Hore on bench for Stags against Tasman

john key

Andrew Hore is in line to make his Stags debut from the bench against Tasman in Invercargill tonight.

Marshall injury forces reshuffle of midfield

Bryce Heem

Key midfielder Tom Marshall will miss tomorrow's ITM Cup rugby clash against Southland through injury.

Tasman U19s hammered

The Tasman under-19 rugby team appears resigned to second-tier status after its heavy 55-13 loss to Canterbury Metro at Trafalgar Park on Saturday.

Makos rue catastrophic confusion over final hooter

Liam Squire

What the hell happened at the end of the Makos' disastrous game against Taranaki? Tasman lock Joe Wheeler gives the players' side of the story.

Clash against Stags will test Makos' mettle

 Donny Clark

Following a last-minute meltdown against Taranaki, a chastened Tasman Makos team heads south today to meet Southland.

Red Devils seek season-ending win

 Anna Archie

The Tasman Red Devils complete their South Island Invitational tournament campaign in Kaiapoi tomorrow when they meet Canterbury Maori.

Clash of the Marshalls sets up intriguing battle

Sam Fu-Allen

The brothers Marshall will be staring each other down when Tasman face off against Taranaki at Trafalgar Park tonight.

Tasman's blitzkrieg too much for NZDF

Pepsi ICC EAP U19 Trophy

A burst of second-half scoring pushed the Tasman Red Devils to a 60-21 victory over New Zealand Defence Force at Lansdowne Park last night.

Time to strike a blow while we're on a roll

Ross Richards

Tasman Makos lock Joe Wheeler looks forward to tomorrow's crucial clash against Taranaki.

Taranaki to provide the sternest test yet for Makos

Tevita Koloamatangi

PETER JONES - The Marlborough Express


Red Devils get chance against Defence Force

Malia Manoa

The Tasman Red Devils, fresh from a thrilling 45-41 win over Tasman Griffins on Saturday, will play the New Zealand Defence Force rugby side at Lansdowne Park tomorrow.

First game of season for Tasman Makos

tasman makos mascot

Tasman Makos are hoping for big crowd support in their first Nelson game of the season tonight.

Makos eye steak dinner

Home advantage gives extra edge


The Tasman Makos will relish a return to home turf tomorrow evening , when they tackle an unpredictable Waikato side at Nelson's Trafalgar Park.

Attitude shift pays dividends for Makos

Ross Richards

Tasman Makos lock forward Joe Wheeler explains why eventful draw with NPC heavyweights Auckland felt like 'kissing my brothers'.

Tasman U19s on right track

The Tasman under-19 rugby team are steadily gathering momentum ahead of next week's first seeding game after beating the Canterbury Maori Development team 50-12 in Murchison.

Canterbury again bedevil Tasman

Brandyn Laursen

The Tasman Red Devils could be forgiven if they felt a lingering sense of deja vu as they wound their way home from Kaikoura's Takahanga Domain on Saturday evening.

Makos make it even at Eden

Brandyn Laursen

Tasman still haven't tasted NPC rugby success at Auckland rugby's stronghold, Eden Park, but they came up with the next best thing yesterday.

Victory over Colts critical for Tasman Red Devils

RUGBY PETER JONES - The Marlborough Express

If the Tasman Red Devils harbour thoughts of appearing in the final of the South Island Invitational, a win over Canterbury Colts tomorrow is critical.

Free-flowing Makos get serious

Marlborough’s Eightball Super League

The Tasman Makos have dealt with their first two National Provincial Championship opponents convincingly, picking up maximum points. Now it gets serious.

Building a Makos legacy

Ross Richards

It's just two games into the new ITM Cup rugby season and Joe Wheeler's already avoided the nude run.

Campbell wants to be a Mako

Ross Geldenhuys

Te Hauora Campbell, better known as T C, has some big decisions to make on his future. But right now one thing's certain - he wants to be a rugby player.

South African prop fits right in

Ross Geldenhuys

Being one of the big boys up front for the free-running Tasman Makos side in the National Provincial Championship rugby competition can be a double-edged sword.

Makos' big moment to make history at Eden Park

OPINION: This year's Makos are all about creating history and we have a great chance to do just that in Auckland on Sunday.

Defensive lapses take edge off win

Tima Faingaanuku

WAYNE MARTIN - The Nelson Mail

Even another record-breaking ITM Cup rugby win wasn't enough to satisfy all the protagonists after the Tasman Makos took Bay of Plenty apart.

Nelson College fall at last fence

Tima Faingaanuku

Nelson feels the familiar pang of defeat in Press Cup final for second year running.

'Ugly' takes home shield

Marlborough's Red Devils will not be able to get their hands on the Seddon Shield this season, despite Nelson Bays reclaiming the trophy.

Tyler's confidence growing

Ben Tyler

Ben Tyler has emerged as something of the mystery man in this season's Tasman Makos lineup.

Makos put the bite on Magpies

Kelsi Fitzpatrick

JOE WHEELER - The Marlborough Express

Makos star Joe Wheeler gives his view on Tasman's winning start to their 2014 ITM Cup campaign.

Nelson digs deep to secure finals berth

Nelson College

Nelson will take on Christchurch BHS in Press Cup final after a 25-23 victory over Marlborough Boys College.

College aim to make hay on firm surface


Nelson College beat Marlborough Boys' College by a solitary point earlier in the Press Cup season.

Finalists face off in season opener

Tasman set to kick off ITM Cup campaign

Marlborough men in the Makos

When the Makos and the Magpies run out on Sunday to begin their 2014 ITM Cup campaigns, the pressure will be firmly on Tasman.

Staunch rivals fire up for clash

Marlborough men in the Makos

Once again, Marlborough Boys' College first XV will meet Nelson College with their season on the line.

Makos prop keen to get started

Tim Perry

After an injury-disrupted Super Rugby campaign, Makos prop Tim Perry can't wait to front up against Hawke's Bay at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park on Sunday.

Makos make a stand

Jeff Lepa

Tasman players gave a new meaning to 'team building' as they worked to construct a grandstand yesterday.

Jimmy Cowan primed, ready to go for Tasman

Jimmy Cowan

Jimmy Cowan's been busy reacquainting himself with the stark realities of New Zealand domestic rugby.

'Flat' Makos snatch late draw

Kieran Keane

Tasman's Kieran Keane says his team was 'flat and pretty inaccurate' in a rain-stifled match.
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