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Makos named to tackle red-hot Wellington Lions

Tasman Makos: Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Levi Aumua, Alex Nankivell, James Lowe, Mitchell Hunt, Billy Guyton; Jordan Taufua, Vernon Fredericks, Ethan Blackadder, Shannon Frizell, Alex Ainley (c), Isaac Salmon, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry. Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Tom Hill, Ryan Coxon, Quinten Strange, Pete Samu, Finlay Christie, Tim O'Malley, Trael Joass

Tyrel Lomax signs to be a Mako

The Tasman Rugby Union are pleased to announce the signing of Melbourne Rebels prop, Tyrel Lomax. A 192-centimetre and 127-kilogram front rower, Tyrel has committed to the Makos for 2019 and 2020. While his contract still has a year to run, Tyrel has committed his future to NZ.

Jordan Taufua happy to be back in Tasman jersey after five-year break

Jordan's delighted to back with Tasman. He'd always intended to return at some stage. "It's been a few years, but it's been good. I know most of the boys from Super Rugby level, so it's been good to be back in Nelson and also to put the Makos jersey back on."

Meet the coaches

Andrew Goodman is the TRU skills coach and an assistant coach with the Makos. In his second year on the coaching staff, Goody is a local Mako legend (# 33) having played 55 games, been captain and scored 291 points.

Tasman survive late scare against Waikato to secure first win

Tasman 31 (Billy Guyton, Vernon Fredericks, Will Jordan, Jordan Taufua tries, Mitch Hunt 4 con, pen) v Waikato 29 (Loni Uhila, Sevu Reece, Samisoni Taukei'aho, Zac Guilford, Tawera Kerr Barlow tries, Mathew Landsdowne 2 con) HT: 14-12

Makos keen to rattle table-topping Mooloos

Tasman Makos: Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Alex Nankivell, David Havili, James Lowe, Mitchell Hunt, Billy Guyton; Jordan Taufua, Vernon Fredericks, Ethan Blackadder, Quinten Strange, Alex Ainley (c), Kane Hames, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry. Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Tom Hill, Isaac Salmon, Shannon Frizell, Pete Samu, Finlay Christie, Tim O'Malley, Levi Aumua.

Prostate Awareness

Ambassador for Prostate Cancer Awareness, Buck will share about his passion to see men getting healthy and living longer particularly after his own cancer experience this Sept 8 in Blenheim and Sept 9 in Nelson.

Meet the coaches

Greg Somerville is our Tasman Makos set piece coach. A 66-test All Blacks prop from 2000 until 2008, Greg also has a role as the Tasman Rugby Union’s resource coach.

The First Ever All Blacks Test in Nelson

The All Blacks will play their first test match at Nelson’s Trafalgar Park on 8 September 2018 as part of the 2018 Investec Rugby Championship, playing against Argentina.

Makos suffer shock loss to Manawatu

Manawatu 35 (Nick Crosswell, Kurt Baker, Hunter Prescott, Hamish Northcott tries, Otere Black 3 con, 3 pen) v Tasman 20 (Alex Ainley, Michael Green tries, Mitchell Hunt 2 con, 2 pen) HT: 15-3.