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CarCo the Mako says

Hi Makos FINatics. Game 2 and our first home match under our belts sees your mighty Tasman Makos with maximum points and on top of the table. We all know it’s only early days, and that the team isn’t yet firing on all cylinders, however to achieve a couple of bonus point victories when a bit rusty augurs well for the season.

CarCo the Mako says

Hi Makos FINatics. How great is it to have the ITM Cup underway and for our Mighty Makos to get a first up, bonus point away win against Waikato?

CarCo the Mako says

Hi Makos FINatics. The pre-season matches and activities are now over and it’s time to buckle up for the fast and furious ride that the ITM Cup season is. 10 weeks of rugby that includes 10 regular season matches plus semis and Final!

CarCo the Mako says

Hi Makos FINatics, it was great to be back at Trafalgar Park on Saturday night for the pre-season match against Otago. The weather stayed clear, the temperature wasn’t too cold and and a very good crowd saw our boys get home late in the piece by 31 - 25.

MacDonald changes mind on Crusaders assistant coaching role

Leon MacDonald has changed his mind and won't join the Crusaders coaching group next year.

Crusaders launch Super Rugby academy in Nelson

Nelson-based Crusaders Academy players: Te Hauora Campbell, Curtis Pedersen-Line, Quinten Strange, Cory Whakatihi, Brendan Asomua-Goodman, Denvour Kiel, Trent Reti, Tone Ng Shiu, Bevan Moody, Sam Liebezeit, Fletcher Matthews, Ethan Blackadder, Stein Schrieber, Andrew Knewstubb, Nathan Baxter, Trael Joass, Tim Coman, Dan Mclauchlan.

Tasman Rugby Union make another profit

The net surplus for the year was $220,902 after depreciation ($74,029) and asset write downs ($160,559) were taken into account.

Capacity crowd expected for Crusaders clash

There is real excitement down at the Tasman headquarters ahead of the blockbuster May 29 Super Rugby clash between the Crusaders and the Hurricanes, with two squads stacked with All Blacks set to be one of the biggest to ever come to Nelson.

South suits Tasman lads

Call it the Tasman of the south. The Highlanders Super Rugby franchise has a strong connection with the Makos team.

Marko the Mako says...

The 2014 ITM Cup Premiership Final saw a gallant Tasman Makos team fight to the finish before losing