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Posts From September, 2020

Tasman squad named for Hanmer Springs pre-season

This Friday at Hanmer Springs (NO spectators due to Covid Level 2).
1.30pm - watch a live stream on the Canterbury Rugby Facebook page.

Mako fall short in Hanmer pre-season match with Canterbury

Canterbury 19 (Fihaki, Gibson, Fakafaka, tries Cameron 2 cons) def Tasman 17 (Alex Nankivell 2, Timoci Tavatavanawai tries, Tim O'Malley 1 con)

Mako 2020 Squad Named

Tasman Rugby Union has named a 36 man squad to contest the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup. To be captained by David Havili, the side will again be coached by co-Head Coaches Andrew Goodman and Clarke Dermody with assistance from Shane Christie and Gray Cornelius.

Mako out to win Mitre 10 Cup, not defend it

Andrew Goodman, co-head coach alongside Clarke Dermody, said “we are not there to defend [the premiership title] we have to go out and win it again. It’s a day-by-day, week-by-week process, as usual, and you can’t look too far ahead.

Tasman FPC team named to play Wellington

The Farah Palmer Cup gets underway for our Tasman Mako women with a match v Wellington Pride at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim on Saturday at 1pm. The match will be live-streamed on the Tasman Mako Facebook page.

Tasman Mako Mitre 10 Cup team named to play Counties-Manukau

Your mighty Mako get their Mitre 10 Cup season underway on the road against Counties Manukau Rugby in Pukekohe on Saturday 7.05pm, live on Sky Sport NZ. Get your #FinzUp ! #COUvTAS

Collingwood, Nelson College & Mako lock named in All Blacks

When Quin Strange heard NZR President Bill Osborne include his name in the 35-man All Blacks squad on Sunday, the first thing he wanted to do was talk to his dad. “He was pretty stoked especially being Father’s Day, he was over the moon.”

Tough start for Tasman women

At Lansdowne Park on Saturday the Tasman women’s team opened their Farah Palmer Cup campaign with a 62-0 loss to Wellington Pride.

Tasman beat Counties Manukau in Kieran Read's Mitre 10 Cup return

Tasman 41 (Andrew Makalio 2, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Leicester Faingaanuku, Shannon Frizell tries; Mitchell Hunt 4 cons, 2 pens, Tim O'Malley con) def Counties Manukau 24 (Potu Leavasa, Dalton Papalii, Viliami Taulani tries; Baden Kerr 3 cons, pen). HT: 21-17

Mako pack paves way for victory [Peter Jones]

Heading into their first match of the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup most of the talk centred on the Makos supercharged back division and the capers they were expected to cut. However, it was the Tasman forwards who paved the way for their 41-24 victory over Counties Manukau on Saturday evening.

Mako team named for Northland home game in Blenheim

Our mighty Mako play their first Mitre 10 Cup home game against the Northland Taniwha at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim this Friday 7.05pm, live on Sky Sport NZ. Get your #FinzUp ! #TASvNOR

Reece bags hat-trick as Tasman scorch Northland 54-21

Tasman 54 (Sevu Reece 3, Leicester Fainga’anuku, Andrew Makalio, Fetuli Paea, Will Jordan, Jacob Norris tries; Mitch Hunt 5 con, Tim O'Malley 2 con) def Northland 21 (Kara Pryor, Harrison Levien, Luatangi Li tries; Wiseguy Faiane 3 con). HT: 19-7

All Blacks call-ups set to impact Mako men [Peter Jones]

The Makos 54-21 win over Northland means the defending champs have claimed maximum points from their first two matches. Their potent backline and imposing forwards have proved too powerful for both Counties Manukau and the Taniwha. However the Tasman ranks are about to be thinned with the All Blacks going into camp on Monday in preparation for their forthcoming international fixtures.

te Pa Wines sponsors Tasman Rugby Union

Tasman Rugby Union is pleased to announce that te Pa Wines has signed to be the Union’s Wine Sponsor for 2020.

Haysley MacDonald, owner and founder of te Pa Wines, was born and bred on the Wairau Bar. His family lineage goes back over 800 years to some of the earliest Maori arrivals to New Zealand.

Haysley is passionate about his region, wine making and rugby. These three passions made the decision to get involved in supporting the TRU and the Tasman Mako teams an easy one.

Havili sends All Blacks reminder in Tasman's 34-17 win over Waikato

Tasman 34 (David Havili 3, Andrew Makalio, Alex Nankivell tries; Mitch Hunt 3 con, pen) def Waikato 17 (Quinn Tupaea, Valynce Te Whare, Fletcher Smith tries; Fletcher Smith con) HT: 13-5.

The Tasman Mako women are off the mark.

Although well beaten, 67-24 by a slick Otago Spirit side, the Mako managed four tries to claim a hard-earned competition bonus point.

Tasman 24 (Tries: Stephani Mitchell 2, Anna Bradley, Ashley Ulutupu; Eve Findlay, cons 2) lost to Otago 67.

Mako continue unbeaten run with defeat of Waikato

Tasman 34 (David Havili 3, Andrew Makalio, Alex Nankivell tries; Mitch Hunt, 3 cons, 1 pens) def Waikato 17 (Quinn Tupea, Valynce Te Whare, Fletcher Smith, tries, Smith 1 cons)

Mako skipper shows the way [Peter Jones]

In recent times, current coaches Andrew Goodman and Shane Christie led various campaigns with calm authority and the ability to inspire those around them with both deeds and words. Now David Havili has the captain’s role, and what a fine leader he has become.