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Enjoy the test experience

Having the All Blacks play a Test in Nelson is the biggest sporting event to happen in our region since the Rugby World Cup. Match day itself is chock full of great things to see and do close to Trafalgar Park. There is a free NBS service to and from Nelson. Our advice is get in early – Gates Open at 5.30pm, teams are warming up at 6.45pm.

Mako score 45-24 bonus point win over Southland

Tasman 45 (Tries: Will Jordan 2, Andrew Makalio, Solomon Alaimalo, Quinten Strange, Ethan Blackadder, Sione Havili; Con: Tim O'Malley 4, Mitch Hunt) v Southland 24 (Tries: Tony Lamborn, Flynn Thomas, Manaaki Selby-Rickit, Rory van Vugt; Con: James Wilson 2). HT 19-12

Mako team named to play Southland

1 Ryan Coxon, 2 Andrew Makalio, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 5 Quinten Strange, 6 Ethan Blackadder, 7 Jed Brown, 8 Isaiah Miller; 9 Jack Grooby, 10 Tim O’Malley, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 12 David Havili (captain), 13 Levi Aumua, 14 Jamie Spowart, 15 Will Jordan. Reserves: Ray Niuia, Wyatt Crockett, Blair Prinsep, Mike Curry, Sione Havili, Ben Finau, Mitchell Hunt, Alex Nankivell.

Mako defeat Canterbury 25 - 17 at Lansdowne Park

Tasman 25 (Levi Aumua, Quinten Strange, Solomon Alaimalo tries; Mitch Hunt 2 pen, 2 con) v Canterbury 17 (Greg Pleasants-Tate 2 tries; Brett Cameron pen, 2 con). HT: 10-3

Mako team to play Canterbury

The Mako team: 1 Wyatt Crockett, 2 Andrew Makalio, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 5 Quentin Strange, 6 Ethan Blackadder, 7 Jed Brown, 8 Vernon Fredericks; 9 Jack Grooby, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 12 David Havili (captain), 13 Levi Aumua, 14 Jamie Spowart, 15 Will Jordan.
Reserves: Ray Niuia, Ryan Coxon, Blair Prinsep, Mike Curry, Sione Havili, Ben Finau, Tim O’Malley, Alex Nankivell.

Mako jersey blessed for season ahead

Ahead of the team's first Mitre 10 Cup match against Canterbury, the 2018 Mako jersey was given an official blessing in the presence of Mako staff and players and representatives from all eight iwi from the top of the south.

Club Rugby

The senior club rugby season has culminated with the awarding of the NPD Tasman Trophy Player of the Year to Mike Curry of Moutere. His excellent play throughout the season has resulted in his selection in the Tasman Mako wider training group.

2018 Tasman Mako squad announced

David Havili will captain a powerful Tasman Mako squad in the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup competition. Wyatt Crockett and Mitch Hunt are vice captains.

Wellington pip Tasman in final pre-season match

Wellington Lions 22 (Losi Filipo, Tuitama Malo, James O’Reilly, Du’Plessis Kirifi tries, TJ Va’a con) v Tasman Mako 19 (Jamie Spowart 2, Timoci Tavatavanawai tries, Tim O’Malley, Willie Havili cons). HT: 17-12 Wellington

Join our Shark Attack. Support the Mighty Mako.

Tickets are now on sale for the Tasman Mako home matches in the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup. We kick off Friday week (17 August, 7.35pm) with a 2017 Premiership Final Replay against regional rivals Canterbury at Lansdowne Park, Blenheim.