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2018 Tasman Mako squad announced

David Havili will captain a powerful Tasman Mako squad in the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup competition. Wyatt Crockett and Mitch Hunt are vice captains.

Wellington pip Tasman in final pre-season match

Wellington Lions 22 (Losi Filipo, Tuitama Malo, James O’Reilly, Du’Plessis Kirifi tries, TJ Va’a con) v Tasman Mako 19 (Jamie Spowart 2, Timoci Tavatavanawai tries, Tim O’Malley, Willie Havili cons). HT: 17-12 Wellington

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Tickets are now on sale for the Tasman Mako home matches in the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup. We kick off Friday week (17 August, 7.35pm) with a 2017 Premiership Final Replay against regional rivals Canterbury at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim.

Tasman Mako squad named for Farah Palmer Cup

The 2018 Mako women: Pippa Andrews, Leti Fotumoala, Hayley Hutana, Aieisha Tepuia, Kelly Couper, Kelly Stanford, Alexa Fraser, Ashleigh Nathan, Niska Scott (Moutere); Tessa Silcock, Katie Silcock, Dana Wilson, Staci Kohe, Michelle Curry, Tamara Silcock (Marist); Demi Salton, Anna Bradley, Stephani Mitchell, Louise Nalder, Juanita Thompson, Jess Foster-Lawrence (Waimea Old Boys; Peri Beech, Hannah Kelly, Erica Saunders, Rheanna Wood (Motueka HS); Crystal Hayes (Bay of Plenty). Three to be added. Coaches Marty O’Cain, Mark Kelly. Manager Koren Grason.

Tasman XV downs Manawatu in pre-season

Tasman XV 47 (Tries to Caleb Havili, Will Jordan, James Hawkey, Nick Foxley, Willie Havili, penalty try, Jesse MacDonald, six conversions) Manawatu XV 15. HT 21-5.

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.