Rugby

Otago's big lead proves too much

A remarkable late fightback wasn't enough for the Tasman White Pointers.

The thin red and blue line

Thin red line

Tasman Makos renowned for their attacking attitude but it was defence that got them home at Trafalgar Park.

Tasman miss final despite monster win

Tasman miss out on reaching South Island under-20 rugby final, despite demolishing Otago

Titans' chance to defend title washed away

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Tasman Titans miss their last chance at defending their South Island premier rugby league title.

Quentin MacDonald out to banish nightmare

Macdonald

Tasman Makos' hooker set to join Half-Ton club - and he doesn't want the occasion ruined.

Nervous All Blacks should not lack motivation

There's an upside to what once would have been considered a potential disaster.

Alan Sutherland was professional rugby pioneer

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Marlborough's most capped All Black and one of the province's most famous sportsmen.

Makos' whipping by Harbour not forgotten

Tim Perry

Tim Perry doesn't need reminding about last season's North Harbour encounter.

Coach expects U20s to show true colours

Don McLean is confident his side can notch up their first win in the South Island competition.

Scorpions team make way for Canterbury Bulls

What's in a name? Well, if you are the Canterbury Rugby League, obviously quite a lot.

Tasman to face tough challenge against Metro

Last week was tough. Tomorrow will be even tougher.

Andrew Flexman moving on from Tasman rugby

Andrew Flexman

He's the new chief executive of back-to-back Super Rugby champions the Chiefs.

Bill Liddell ponders pulling the pin

Bill Liddell

No word yet but it appears lengthy rugby coaching career could be at an end.

Trailing Tasman get the points

Heart-stopping 29-28 win means Tasman's season is now officially back on track.

Under-20s take fight to mighty Metro

Team not too far off the pace following Saturday's 19-10 loss at Trafalgar Park.

Koloamatangi gets the nod to start against Canterbury

Tevita Koloamatangi

Competition within the Tasman Makos ITM Cup rugby squad has forced the selectors' hands.

Pointers boosted by Makos

Tasman White Pointers will have four Tasman Makos players when they meet the Canterbury Colts.

Titans face Chargers in opening clash

League hits town tomorrow with a triple-header headlined by the opening game in Titans' title defence.

Battle of the brothers on the line

Andy Symons

It could almost be the ideal rugby experience for Tasman Makos midfielder Andy Symons.

Salary cap cut for provincial unions

Lifting financial burden off provincial unions major focus of new player collective agreement.

Mitchell Hunt: My choice had to be made

Mitchell Hunt

Mitchell Hunt launching the next phase of his promising young playing career.

Australia didn't suit floundering Deans

Two foreigners dumped as coaches of Aussie international sports teams within the space of just a few weeks.

Wanderers wary of unpredictable Waimea

Wanderers face arguably their toughest assignment of the season in tomorrow's semifinals.

Tasman must cross Harbour bridge

The Tasman Makos' brief is now perfectly clear: beat North Harbour and win a home semi final.

Unbeaten run bodes well for the quarters

Undefeated Nelson Bay's under-18 side confident ahead of South Island rugby tournament finals.

Skipper's 50th not all that's at stake

Andrew Goodman

Andrew Goodman would love nothing better than to celebrate his 50th game for Tasman with a win.

Makos flounder after strong start

Otago 32 - Tasman 13

makos strap

Video: Otago backed up Tuesday's romp against North Harbour with another crucial ITM Cup rugby win over Tasman in Dunedin.

Heem on wing for return to Makos

bryce heem

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Bryce Heem returns from injury as the only change to the Tasman Makos starting lineup to play Northland in tomorrow's ITM Cup clash in Blenheim.

Makos break Stags duck

Tasman 13 - Southland 10

Tasman have finally beaten their Southland bogey after a hard-fought 13-10 ITM Cup rugby win over the Stags at Blenheim's Lansdowne Park last night.

Makos play sharper to get the goodies

The Tasman Makos produced the perfect tonic for last week's disappointments with a spirited 27-3 ITM Cup rugby win over Manawatu in Palmerston North yesterday.

No changes in Makos squad

Tasman Makos coach Kieran Keane and his assistant Leon MacDonald have named an unchanged team to challenge Taranaki for the Ranfurly Shield at New Plymouth on Saturday night.

Hammerheads promise to put the bite on the amber army

Hammerheads

Rivalry is building between Tasman and Taranaki fans ahead of Saturday's Ranfurly Shield clash.

Tasman's chief has reason to smile

Andrew Flexman could be excused for sporting one of the broadest grins at Tasman Rugby Union headquarters.

Makos' massacre in Murchison

The Tasman Makos wrapped up their pre-season match buildup for the ITM Cup with a massacre at Murchison on Saturday, a 102-0 thrashing of West Coast in what amounted to little more than an opposed training run – and even the opposed bit was questionable on occasions.

Convincing win delights retiring coach

Waimea Old Boys

Retiring rugby coach Tony Cadigan acknowledged the perfect sendoff after his Waimea College First XV handed him some well-deserved silverware.

Special prize for College captain

Mitchell Drummond is this year's winner of the most outstanding individual player of the Press Cup award.

Seddon Shield lifted in Nelson Bays blitz

Marlborough and Nelson Bays at Lansdowne Park turned into a one-sided 47-7 romp for the visitors.

Forbes' flair will boost side

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When Stoke women's sevens team run out on Jubilee Park in Richmond this afternoon they will call on the experience of Moana Forbes.

New stand brings fans closer to Makos

Makos

A new temporary uncovered stand will be completed in time for the Tasman Makos' ITM Cup match against Canterbury.

Young ref on his way

Rugby referee Dean Bruning is not phased by the idea of being put under pressure by 50,000 fans questioning one of his calls.

Muddy Makos emerge victorious

Makos

The Tasman Makos stretched their legs towards their ITM Cup rugby campaign with a convincing 29-5 win over the Cantabrians at Takahanga Domain in Kaikoura yesterday.

Blueprint for success

Galbraith Group Nelson

Galbraith Group Nelson has rounded off a dream season with a 30-10 finals win over Accessman Stoke.

Stop the Press: Nelson in hot form

Nelson College will take winning momentum into today's quadrangular rugby tournament after a handy 36-5 Press Cup success.

Arduous schedule ahead for college

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The Nelson College first XV face a gruelling week-long schedule as they prepare to head to next week's annual quadrangular rugby tournament in Christchurch.

Marist hold on to grab second spot

A timely piece of opportunism by left wing Connor Trathen helped Marist secure second place and a date with Stoke in next weekend's Car Company Nelson Bays division one rugby playoffs.

Waimea make it four in a row

waimea old boys

It was hard work for sure, but Waimea Old Boys' 20-15 victory over Stoke in Saturday's rain-drenched Jubilee Park final has confirmed their standing as the dominant force in Tasman women's club rugby.

Four vie for two places

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Four teams will tomorrow vie for just two places in the semi-finals of the Nelson Bays division one rugby competition.

Victory involves quite a stretch for Waimea

Tevita Cavubati

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Waimea Old Boys were thankful for every centimetre of lock Tevita Cavubati's lanky 1.98m frame on Saturday.

Another victory for Golden Bay-Motueka

Golden Bay-Motueka remain on course to defend their under-52kg rugby title after a comprehensive win over West Coast.

Lowe over missing World Cup squad

James Lowe

It's safe to talk under-20s rugby with James Lowe now.
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