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Tasman Mako to undertake Summer American tour

The current Mitre 10 Cup premiership leaders will play two games, against American Major League Rugby champions the Seattle Seawolves and the Houston SaberCats, in January next year. The Tasman team to travel to the States will be selected in October and will be made up of contracted Tasman players who do not have Super contracts - as well as Tasman B and U19 players.

A new era for local rugby: Kicking sugar to touch

In a first for NZ rugby, Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) has sponsored Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) teams, replacing the TRU’s former agreement with Coca Cola/Powerade, to become the union’s official health and wellbeing partner.

Opinion: Tasman get timely reminder

Sunday’s battling 21-17 victory over North Harbour at Trafalgar Park was more of a timely reminder that, if you are even slightly off your game in the Mitre 10 premiership, you will pay for it.

Late penalty-try powers Tasman to win against North Harbour

Tasman 21 (Finlay Christie, Sione Havili tries, penalty try; Tim O'Malley 2 con) North Harbour 17 (James Parsons try, penalty try; Matt McGahan con, pen). HT: 7-17

Mako women too strong for Taranaki Whio

Tasman Mako 36 (Rebecca Kersten 2, Stephani Mitchell, Tamara Silcock, Wairakau Greig tries, Hayley Hutana 4 con, pen) Taranaki Whio 22 (Iritana Hohaia 2, Lavenia Nauga-Grey, Alesha Williams tries, Chelsea Fowler con). HT: Tasman 26-0.

Former Tasman mentor keen to slow Mako momentum

Former Mako coach Kieran Keane, a life member of the union who guided Tasman’s fortunes from 2009-16, will bring his North Harbour team to Trafalgar Park, intent on ending the home side’s flying start to the season.

Mako women make promising start at Lansdowne

FPC: North Harbour 22 defeated Tasman Mako 10 (Wairakau Greig, Jess Drummond tries). HT: 5-5.

Mako crush Steelers 36 - 0 in Pukekohe

Tasman 36 (Will Jordan 2, Levi Aumua, Sam Moli, Leicester Faingaanuku tries, Mitch Hunt 3 cons, Tim O'Malley 1 con 1 pen) defeated Counties-Manukau 0.

What's On at Mako home games in Nelson

Friday 27 September – a Double Header
5.05pm – Farah Palmer Cup – Tasman Mako v Hawke’s Bay Tui
7.35pm – Mitre 10 Cup – Tasman Mako v Auckland
- Friday Fashion at the Footy

Sunday 6 October, 2.05pm v Northland
- Family Day with Pic’s Peanut Butter.

OPINION: Taranaki’s ‘bully boy’ tactics unable to intimidate Mako

At halftime in Sunday’s Tasman v Taranaki match-up at the Bullring in New Plymouth one of the ‘Naki coaching staff let slip that the home side had talked before the game of “being the bully”.