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Finlay Christie signs with Hurricanes

The exciting 22-year-old joins the Hurricanes off the back of a successful debut season of Investec Super Rugby that saw him earn 10 caps for the Chiefs.

Tasman team named for Manawatu pre-season match

TASMAN: Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Levi Aumua, James Hawkey, Tomas Aoake, Tim O'Malley, Ben Finau, Vernon Fredericks, Braden Stewart, Ethan Blackadder (c), Shannon Frizell, Michael Curry, Isaac Salmon, Brendan Asomua-Gooodman, Tom Hill. Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Jack Best, Teu Sami, Willis Scott, Tone Ng Shiu, Billy Guyton, Andrew Knewstubb, Nick Foxley.

Tasman RU creating a pathway to the Crusaders

The Makos have record representation in the Crusaders this year with David Havili, Pete Samu, Jordan Taufua, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry, Quinten Strange and Mitchell Hunt all handed contracts in 2017. Vernon Fredericks also made one appearance as injury-cover.

Trael Joass making transition back to 15s

Joass said that the The New Zealand Sevens training staff had helped him maintain a "decent weight" at around 103kg, meaning he hasn't needed to pile on the beef to get ready for 15s.

Greg Somerville adds experience to Makos' mix

Greg Somerville, a 66-test All Blacks prop from 2000 until 2008, has joined the Makos' staff as the set piece coach, alongside a role as Tasman resource coach. Greg enjoyed a long playing career, including 115 games for the Crusaders over 11 seasons.

Coach impressed with Tasman's pre-season opening win

Tasman Emerging Players 49 (Pelefoti Siaki 2, Johnny Ika, Fletcher Matthews, Rupena Parkinson, Tone Ng Shiu, Tomas Aoake tries, Tim O'Malley 6 con, Andrew Knewstubb con) v Counties Cavaliers 26 (Matt Vaai, Gafa Su'a, Feta Luamanu, Sepu Taufa tries, Luteru Laulala 2 con, Jared Page con) HT: 28-14.

Will Jordan ready for new challenge with Tasman Makos

Will was approached by Tasman after last year's national under-19 tournament in Taupo and signed a two-year deal in October. He heads to Nelson on July 17 with the heady prospect of making his national provincial premiership debut.

Tasman Makos contracts up for grabs

The Tasman Makos coaches have named a 33-strong high performance squad to prepare for a pre-season rugby match against Counties Manukau on June 28 in Auckland.

Leo Crowley aiming to help keep Tasman in the top tier

"We have to guarantee that Tasman are a top four side every year ... we want to get up there and stay there. So that means we've got to improve our systems, work harder and be more efficient with our time and we'll keep being rewarded for hard work."

Ross Geldenhyus granted early release

Tasman prop Ross Geldenhuys has been released from his provincial rugby contract on compassionate grounds and won't be rejoining the Makos for this year's Mitre 10 Cup national provincial competition.