Rugby

Havili set to get his shot

David Havili has reached a point where his coach feels he is now comfortable in the All Black environment.

All Blacks coach will consider whether it's time to throw another debutant into the test arena in Argentina.

Makos legend back in the fold

Robbie Malneek last played for the Tasman Makos during the 2015 Mitre 10 Cup season.

Robbie Malneek, the only player to reach 100 caps for the Tasman Makos, has been handed an unlikely recall.

Makos keen to avoid anxious moments

Tim O'Malley will make his first Mitre 10 Cup start for the Makos against Southland in Nelson on Sunday.

If you are experiencing feelings of deja vu from watching Tasman in the Mitre 10 Cup this season, be assured, you are not alone.

Makos B team begin in Chch

NZ Sevens player Tone Ng Shiu wil be a key member of the Tasman Makos B side that takes on Canterbury B in Christchurch ...

 The Tasman Makos B rugby team kick off their two-match campaign in Christchurch on Saturday.

Foster ready for action

Tasman Women's rugby captain Jess Foster prefers to lead by example.

Jess Foster battles through shoulder issues to lead Tasman women's rugby team. 

Blackadder's impressive rise

Tasman flanker Ethan Blackadder carts the ball up against Otago.

Son of former All Black packs on the muscle and locks down starting place with the Makos.

OPINION: Makos did it the hard way

Ethan Blackadder charges at the Otago defence.

The Tasman Makos' pride themselves on being able to overcome adversity.

Lomax released from Rebels

Tyrel Lomax is now officially a Tasman Mako.

Waiting game over for new Tasman prop Tyrel Lomax.

Tasman well beaten by BOP

No 10 Willy Havili was an early casualty in Tasman's heavy loss to Bay of Plenty.

Tasman outclassed by Bay of Plenty to finish sixth at national Under-19 tournament.

Tasman hold on against Otago video

Tasman winger James Lowe clears the ball against Otago.

Depleted Tasman claims the narrowest of wins over Otago in a controversial Mitre 10 Cup contest. 

Salmon comfortable in new role

Isaac Salmon in full cry for his Nelson club team in their Tasman Trophy semifinal clash with Moutere.

Rookie prop Salmon embracing his premiership promotion. 

Makos props at a premium

First five Mitch Hunt scores the winning try against Wellington at Lansdowne Park on Sunday, part of a 22-point haul. ...

The Tasman Makos' propping resources, a notable strength in recent campaigns, are being sorely tested this season.

Fredericks set for milestone

Makos loose forward Vernon Fredericks carries the ball into contact against Wellington on Sunday.

Makos loose forward Vernon Fredericks is poised to bring up a notable milestone on Saturday.

Waiting game for Lomax

Tyrel Lomax, pictured here in action this year with the Melbourne Rebels, believes his rugby future lies in New Zealand.

Tyrel Lomax still waiting for release from Melbourne Rebels.

Tasman Under-19s beat Wellington

Tasman flanker Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta looks to avoid the tackle of Wellington prop Pasi Uluilakepa.

Tasman Under-19s too good for Wellington in the wind.

It's beginning to come together for Makos

Mitch Hunt of Tasman lands another conversion during his 22-point haul on Sunday.

Forget their patchy start, the Tasman Makos' 2017 season is back on track and following a familiar pattern.

Faingaanuku selected for national camp

Leicester Faingaanuku in action for New Zealand Schools during last year's win over Australia Schools in Auckland.

Nelson College's Leicester Faingaanuku chasing another New Zealand jersey.

Tasman end Wellington's unbeaten run

Tasman's Mitch Hunt crosses for the match-winning try.

Mitch Hunt helps steer Tasman to late Mitre 10 Cup win over Wellington.

Tasman U19s lose to Waikato

Tasman's Sosefo Vaka attempts to break out of a tackle.

Tasman Under-19s beaten by defending champs Waikato in Taupo. 

Tasman Women thrashed by Otago

Halfback Rosie Buchanan-Brown, pictured here with her Moutere club, stood up in a losing effort.

Tasman Women exposed by Otago in 12-try rout.

Griffins keep Seddon Shield

Red Devils' winger Ula Fotua, left, is driven over the sideline by Griffins No 8 Jacobus De Kock.

Tasman Griffins survive strong Seddon Shield challenge from Red Devils. 

Makos to tackle red-hot Lions

Blockbusting hooker Andrew Makalio will start for the Tasman Makos against Wellington at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim, on Sunday.

For the Tasman Makos it's a case of out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Key backs missing for Otago clash

No 8 and captain Jess Foster was among Tasman's best in their first round Farah Palmer Cup loss to Waikato.

Tasman Women without key backs for Farah Palmer Cup clash with Otago.

Tasman heading to national U19 tournament

Rupena Parkinson will lead a talented Tasman side at next week's Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under-19 tournament.

Tasman to field quality lineup at this year's Jock Hobbs Memorial National Under-19 rugby tournament.

Griffins to defend Seddon Shield

Tasman Griffins' No 8 Tone Ng Shiu in action against Canterbury Metro.

Seddon Shield defence chance for Griffins to finish season unbeaten.

Taufua relishing his return to Tasman

Tasman No 8 Jordan Taufua was in fine attacking form against Waikato.

Jordan Taufua hoping for successful Makos recall after five-year break

Rennie upstages Keane

Dave Rennie has guided the Glasgow Hawks to a win over a Connacht team coached by his former Chiefs assistant Kieran Keane.

After two years in the Chiefs' coaching box, Dave Rennie and Kieran Keane were on opposite sides in Ireland.

OPINION: Vital win keeps Makos in touch

Tasman winger James Lowe leaves the field after getting a yellow card during the Mitre 10 Cup Rugby match - Waikato v ...

Tasman are off the mark.

Makos survive late scare

Tasman loosies Ethan Blackadder, left, and Jordan Taufua halt Waikato halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow's progress.

Sunday's dramatic win over Waikato was Tasman's first of the season.

Griffins win SI Invitational series

James Hawkey landed four of five kicks against Otago B.

Tasman Griffins and Under-19s maintain unbeaten records. 

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