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Don’t Miss Any of the Action

Get in and to your Seat Early! With 21,000 fans getting in to Trafalgar Park, through just 3 gates, here are some easy tips to follow to ensure you don’t miss the Haka and Kick-off:

Auckland look strong in 36-10 win over the Mako

Auckland 36 (Patrick Tuipulotu 3, Melani Nanai, Akira Ioane tries, Harry Plumber 4 cons, 1 pen) v Tasman 10 (Ethan Blackader try, Mitch Hunt 1 con, 1 pen). HT: 29-10

Tasman Mako named to take on Auckland

1 Wyatt Crockett, 2 Ray Niuia, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 5 Quinten Strange, 6 Sione Havili, 7 Jed Brown, 8 Ethan Blackadder; 9 Finlay Christie, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 12 David Havili (captain), 13 Alex Nankivell, 14 Tima Faingaanuku, 15 Will Jordan. Reserves: Andrew Makalio, Ryan Coxon, Isaac Salmon, Mike Curry, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Jack Grooby, Tim O’Malley, Levi Aumua.

Nelson Test Match Sold Out

New Zealand Rugby Chief Executive Officer Steve Tew said the sell-out event set up the ideal backdrop to an historic occasion. "It is a special occasion taking an All Blacks Test match to Nelson for the first time and we would like to congratulate the Tasman Rugby Union for their efforts in selling the match out,”.

Coach MacDonald pleased with result of "tough old fight"

Head coach Leon MacDonald described it as "a tough old fight, but we got there in the end. I thought we played really well. We had a couple of calls that would have extended the scoreline [go against us] and a bit more attention to detail cost us a couple of tries … but we created plenty and it was good enough for a win.

Mako overcome Harbour 32-20 in tough Albany visit

North Harbour 20 (Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Matt Duffie tries; Bryn Gatland 2 con, 2 pen) v Tasman 32 (Tima Faingaanuku, Will Jordan, Shannon Frizell, Finlay Christie tries; Mitchell Hunt 3 con, 2 pen). HT: 13-22

Mako women open with 65-12 win over Taranaki Whio

Tasman Mako 65 (Amelia Hammett 3, Crystal Mayes 2, Hannah Beech 2, Hannah Kelly, Stephani Mitchell, Tamara Silcock, Michelle Curry tries, Hayley Hutana 5 con) v Taranaki Whio 12. HT: 34-0.

Tasman Mako named to play Harbour on Saturday night

Mako team: 1 Tim Perry, 2 Andrew Makalio, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 5 Quinten Strange, 6 Ethan Blackadder, 7 Jed Brown, 8 Shannon Frizell; 9 Finlay Christie, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 12 David Havili (captain), 13 Levi Aumua, 14 Tima Faingaanuku, 15 Will Jordan. Reserves: Ray Niuia, Wyatt Crockett, Isaac Salmon, Mike Curry, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Jack Grooby, Tim O’Malley, Alex Nankivell.

Mako Women named to play Taranaki this Saturday afternoon

The Mako women’s team: 1 Anna Bradley, 2 Kelly Stanford, 3 Stephani Mitchell, 4 Gina Healey, 5 Tamara Silcock, 6 Jess Foster-Lawrence, 7 Rheanna Wood, 8 Niska Scott; 9 Hannah Kelly, 10 Dana-Lee Wilson, 11 Hannah Beech, 12 Demi Salton, 13 Hayley Hutana, 14 Amelia Hammett, 15 Crystal Mayes. Reserves: Louise Nalder, Erika Saunders, Katie Silcock, Leah Miles, Sophie O’Cain, Staci Kohe, Michelle Curry.

Nelson All Black Test

The All Blacks are counting down to a historic night at Trafalgar Park on Saturday week, 8 September. Tickets are still available to see our team take on the passion of Argentina.