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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.

All Blacks to play 2018 test match in Nelson for first time

The All Blacks will play Argentina in Nelson on Saturday, September 8 as part of the 2018 Investec Rugby Championship.

Canterbury too classy for home team Tasman

Canterbury 39 (George Bridge, Dominic Bird, Luke Whitelock, Rob Thompson, Mitchell Dunshea tries, Richie Mo'unga 3 con, 2 pen, Brett Cameron con) v Tasman 0. HT: 20-0.

Tasman Makos named to play Canterbury

Tasman Makos: 15 James Lowe, 14 Tima Faingaanuku, 13 Alex Nankivell, 12 Trael Joass, 11 Viliami Lolohea, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Billy Guyton; 8 Shannon Frizell, 7 Pete Samu, 6 Ethan Blackadder, 5 Quinten Strange, 4 Alex Ainley (c), 3 Siua Halanukonuka, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 Tim Perry. Bench: 16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Tom Hill, 18 Kane Hames, 19 Tone Ng Shiu, 20 Willis Scott, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Tim O'Malley, 23 Levi Aumua.


Our squad finished off the pre-season with an emphatic 54 – 33 victory over Wellington in an entertaining match in Seddon last Thursday.

Alex Ainley to captain Tasman Makos

Experienced lock Alex Ainley will captain the Tasman Makos this season as Shane Christie's continued absence now extends into the Mitre 10 Cup.

Makos tame Lions in Seddon

Tasman Makos 54 (Levi Aumua 2, Alex Nankivell 2, Trael Joass 2, Willis Scott, Vernon Fredericks tries, Tim O'Malley 7 con) Wellington 33 (Malo Tuitama 3, Trent Renata, Lester Maulolo tries, Jackson Garden Bachop 4 con). HT: 28-7

Seddon kids welcome rugby stars to stay the night

The Tasman Makos will play Wellington in a pre-season match in Seddon for the first time as they rally to fund the repair of the Awatere Rugby Club.

Tasman Team named to play Wellington pre-season

Tasman v Welllington - 2.30pm, Thursday 10 August - Seddon Domain