Rugby

Makos squad slowly taking shape

Billy Guyton is the first Super Rugby player to report for duty.

Billy Guyton is the first Super Rugby player to report for Tasman Makos duty.

Tasman enters women's NPC

Wairakau Greig is one of 12 players selected from club championship winners Moutere.

Huge boost for women's rugby as Tasman joins expanded 11-team Farah Palmer Cup competition.

Renwick denied 'fairytale' finish

Moutere captain Baxter Wilson holds up the champion of champions trophy.

Moutere ensured there would be no happy ending to Renwick's "fairytale" season with a 22-19 grand final victory at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Moutere women Tasman's best

Moutere hooker Lina Sekai on the charge.

 The Moutere women's rugby team are Tasman champions after overpowering Marist 37-5 at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Old Boys get job done this time around

Marlborough College Old Boys celebrate with their supporters after beating Moutere in the division two final at ...

Marlborough College Old Boys gained sweet revenge for their 2016 final defeat when they overcame Moutere 27-15 in an enthralling Marlborough division two rugby final at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Moutere are champions

The Moutere division one team celebrate after beating Renwick in the final at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Moutere are the 2017 Marlborough division one rugby champions.

Rugby team turned around

The MBC Falcons rugby team had a frustrating day on Friday.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby team spent around 14 hours in a bus yesterday, then never even got to pull their boots on.

Finals time at Lansdowne

Marlborough division one grand final rivals, Baxter Wilson, left, captain of Moutere, and Glen Ballam, co-captain of ...

Whatever happens at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, history will be made.

MBC First XV head south

MBC First IV rugby team the Falcons.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV head into the final month of their University of Canterbury championship campaign with a trip to Ashburton.

Joass back in 15s mode

Trael Joass in action against Wales during this year's world sevens series.

Trael Joass looking forward to Tasman Makos' season.

Finals time

Glen Ballam of Renwick keeps possession at the semifinal against Waitohi on Saturday.

The cool thing about grand finals is that it's an exciting occasion for not just the teams that take the field but also all their loyal supporters.

Moutere women set up final bid

The Moutere women's rugby team booked a spot in Saturday's Tasman final with a comprehensive 46-12 victory over Waimea Old Boys women at Lansdowne Park on Saturday.

Somerville adds experience to Makos' mix

Tasman's new set piece coach and former All Blacks prop Greg Somerville at Lansdowne Park with daughters, from left, ...

The Tasman Makos welcome a new, but familiar, face to their coaching team for the 2017 Mitre 10 Cup season.

Rugby team third

The Marlborough under 52kg rep rugby team. Front row, from left: Will Flynn, Jimmy Morris, Nikau Peipi, Ollie Shore, ...

Missing out on a bonus point during their loss to Nelson on Wednesday ultimately denied Marlborough's under-52kg rugby team a share of the spoils at the Seddon Shield Districts primary schoolboys tournament in Westport.

Rugby finalists decided

Renwick winger Kavekini Tabu, tries to shrug off the attempted tackle of Waitohi opposite Henry Evans.

 They may have taken different paths to get there, but Moutere and Renwick will meet in the Marlborough division one rugby title next weekend.

Finau player of year

Moutere's Ben Finau is the 31st winner of the Marlborough Express Club Rugby Player of the Year Trophy.

Moutere halfback Ben Finau already has some silverware to show for an outstanding Marlborough club rugby season.

Semifinals hard to pick

The winners of the Marlborough division one semifinals should be relatively easy to pick.

Ainley locked in for another year

Alex Ainley has signed a one-year extension with the Highlanders.

Alex Ainley signs one-year extension with the Highlanders ahead of his 36th birthday on Sunday.

Scrum mysteries to be revealed

The 2017 Marlborough Boys' College First XV logo.

Ever wonder what actually goes on in the middle of a rugby scrum?

Two rugby wins

The Marlborough under 52kg rep rugby team have won both their opening matches in Westport.

The Marlborough under-52kg rugby team won their first two games in contrasting fashion at the Seddon Shield Districts primary schoolboys rugby tournament in Westport.

Semifinal time

It will be all action when Waitohi meet Renwick again on Saturday.

There will be a lot of passion on the field as division one semifinal rugby matches are played out this weekend.

MBC push Christ's College all way

24062017. Rugby. Marlborough Boys' College First XV player Jack Shadbolt against Timaru BHS.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV rugby team may have lost to their Christ's College counterparts on Saturday, but they made their higher-placed rivals battle to the end for a win.

Semifinal rugby confirmed

Central's Trance Poa takes on the East Coast defence.

Next week's Marlborough division one rugby semifinals will feature two enthralling match-ups.

Loss 'timely reminder' for Crusaders

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson isn't panicking after losing both games during the international window.

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson says two losses during the international window has given his team an edge ahead of the playoffs.

Makos lock in Nelson College star

Nelson College fullback Leicester Faingaanuku cuts through Wellington College's defence in day one of the 91st ...

Nelson College captain becomes youngest player to sign for the Tasman Makos.

Last round of rugby

Front rower Sam Moli has been one of Harlequins' best performers during a particularly tough season for the ...

The pressure is firmly on Moutere when the final round of Marlborough division one rugby is contested on Saturday.

MBC to play Christ's College

The NZ King Salmon Marlborough Boys' College First XV will play Christ's College in Christchurch on Saturday.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV are back on the road this weekend, taking on the high-flying Christ's College side in Christchurch.

Young rugby side head west

The Marlborough under 52kg rep rugby team. Front row, from left: Will Flynn, Jimmy Morris, Nikau Peipi, Ollie Shore, ...

The Marlborough under-52kg side are hoping to claim back-to-back titles when the Seddon Shield Districts primary schools rugby tournament kicks off in Westport on Monday.

Crusaders out to break old habit

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson will need to evaluate his returning All Blacks next week.

Crippled by the international window in the past, the Crusaders are determined not to sleepwalk into Super Rugby's crunch time.

Falcons down Burnside

MBC prop Sione Lonitenisi scores a try after a clever lineout variation.

The Marlborough Boys' College First XV showed both character and depth to see off Burnside High School 35-12 in Blenheim on Saturday.

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