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Tasman squad named for final two pre-season matches

A Tasman Mako High-Performance rugby squad has been chosen to prepare for Mitre 10 Cup pre-season matches against Manawatu and Wellington. The Manawatu game is scheduled for 11.30am on Friday, August 3, in Porirua, while the Wellington game will be played at the Renwick Domain on Thursday August 9, kick off 2pm.

Mako pre-season build up continues to gel

Tasman Rugby and the Mako are really excited about the final preseason match which is set to be played in Renwick on Thursday August 9. The Renwick Rugby Club will be running the match day at the Renwick Recreation Reserve to raise funds which will go towards an upgrade to their floodlights.

Andrew Makalio hitting his straps at Crusaders

Crusaders hooker Andrew Makalio, another talented player to drift through the Auckland and Blues' recruitment net, is tipped to start against his hometown team in Christchurch on Saturday night.

Retail the perfect fit for Wyatt Crockett's life in Nelson

Along with wife Jenna, 71-test All Black Wyatt Crockett is taking over the Nelson Stirling Sports franchise as part of a return home to where his rugby career kicked off.

Jordan Taufua re-signs with Tasman

The Tasman Mako are set to benefit from Jordan Taufua's decision to back out of a contract with a Japanese club. The hard-hitting loose forward has been granted a release from the Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars club before playing a game for them.

Tasman Buccaneers draw with Counties in pre-season

Tasman Buccaneers 26 (Tomas Aoake, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Isaiah Miller, Hugo Nankivell tries, Tim O’Malley con, Willie Havili 2 con) drew with Counties Manukau 26

Tasman Buccaneers named to play pre-season v Counties-Manukau

A Tasman Buccaneers squad of 24 players has been named to play Counties-Manukau this Wednesday, 1.15pm at Mountford Park, Manurewa.

Tasman Mako High Performance XV: 1 Ryan Coxon, 2 Jesse MacDonald, 3 Blair Prinsep, 4 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidevita, 5 Mike Curry, 6 Jacob Norris, 7 Ant Burnett, 8 Hugo Nankivell; 9 Ben Finau, 10 Tim O’Malley, 11 Tima Faingaanuku, 12 Mike Vaeno, 13 Nick Foxley, 14 Tomas Aoake, 15 Fetuli Paea. Bench: Brendon Asomua-Goodman, Tim Perry, George Tuineau, Caleb Havili, Jordan Taufua, Nemia Kenatele, Willie Havili, Timoci Tavatavanawai.

Nelson club 5 star for Crusaders

Nelson Rugby Football Club members Ethan Blackadder,Tima Faingaanuku (on debut), David Havili, Quinten Strange and Wyatt Crockett featured in the Crusader's 34-20 win over the Chiefs.

Register for All Blacks Ticketing

The Test Tickets for the Nelson Test are not on sale yet (targeted public sale date is 19 June). If you register to become a member of Team All Blacksand join the waitlist under "Ticket Access", you will receive all the details about ticket prices, presales and general public on sale dates when they become available.

4 Mako named for All Blacks June series

Debutantes Jordan Taufua & Shannon Frizell join current All Blacks Liam Squire (# 1151) & Tim Perry (# 1162) in the 33 man squad named to play France.