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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.

Already bought test tickets?

If you have bought but not received your Test Tickets, please check the following information for a) Venue Collection, b) Mail or Courier Delivery or c) EzyTicket by email.

Enjoy the test experience

Having the All Blacks play a Test in Nelson is the biggest sporting event to happen in our region since the Rugby World Cup. Match day itself is chock full of great things to see and do close to Trafalgar Park. There is a free NBS service to and from Nelson. Our advice is get in early – Gates Open at 5.30pm, teams are warming up at 6.45pm.

Mako score 45-24 bonus point win over Southland

Tasman 45 (Tries: Will Jordan 2, Andrew Makalio, Solomon Alaimalo, Quinten Strange, Ethan Blackadder, Sione Havili; Con: Tim O'Malley 4, Mitch Hunt) v Southland 24 (Tries: Tony Lamborn, Flynn Thomas, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Rory van Vugt; Con: James Wilson 2). HT 19-12