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Crusaders new midfield partnership has roots in junior game [APNZ]

The Crusaders could be on to the right mix in Ryan Crotty and Kieron Fonotia, a new combination at this level but one which has its roots in Christchurch's New Brighton club. The pair have been good mates since playing together since the age of 6 and have quickly clicked back into the well-worn groove started at the working class environs of Rawhiti Domain.

Makos 500 Club launched in bold scheme for funds [Marl Express]

Designed to give small businesses throughout Marlborough and Nelson an opportunity to support the region's flagship team, the Makos 500 Club is one of two major undertakings from the TRU to help fund the Makos and ensure that they remain competitive as they step up to the premiership division of this year's national provincial championship.

Shane Christie nailing his new career [Otago Daily Times]

Christie (28), who has impressed on the openside flank for the Highlanders so far this season, was a latecomer into top level rugby.

James Lowe's back home, marking time [Nelson Mail]

Having his Tasman team-mates Tom Marshall, Liam Squire and Tevita Koloamatangi with him at the Chiefs has helped Lowe's acclimatisation. "It just shows that you can play rugby in Tasman and go on to play bigger and better things. It's a big step up [from ITM Cup] but in Hamilton, there are so many systems put in place to help with that transition - and none of the boys have looked out of place."

It's fins up for the Makos quartet [Fairfax]

"It was great to get Tom Marshall on the field and he was very strong at 12, while James Lowe was very strong on the wing, Tevita [Koloamatangi] gave us good impact off the bench and Liam Squire had a big game till he started cramping up," Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie said of the Tasman signings.

Tasman players shine for Chiefs [Waikato Times]

In their first starts, rookie No.8 Liam Squire and wing James Lowe were the latest to seem immediately comfortable at this level. That's not true of all inexperienced players, but it's sure a growing trend under the guidance of the coaching staff at the Chiefs. Squire's physical presence, work-rate and offloading abilities were prominent while Lowe made the most of frequent space down the left-hand edge, scoring the opening try after Tasman team-mate Tom Marshall re-gathered a grubber from the back of his boot. It was freakish stuff. It goes to show how distant Super Rugby has become from provincial boundaries, when two blokes from Nelson run rampant for a Hamilton-based franchise. But also further highlights the nous behind the Chiefs recruitment.


2013 Draw

Tasman Makos 2013 NPC draw. Buy tickets to games by clicking the corresponding ticket icon. HOME GAME Tickets Photos
Makos vs. Hawke's Bay Trafalgar Park, Nelson 25 October 2013 W 26 -25  
  SEMI FINAL            
Makos vs. Southland Lansdowne Park, Blenheim 19 October 2013 W 49 - 28
Makos vs Manawatu tickets
  Makos vs. Southland Invercargill 17 August 2013
W 25 - 15
Makos vs. Canterbury Lansdowne Park, Blenheim 24 August 2013
L 13 - 28
Makos vs Canterbury tickets

  Makos vs. Counties Manukau Pukekohe 30 August 2013 W 40 - 20

Makos vs. Otago Trafalgar Park, Nelson 06 September 2013 W 49 - 16
Makos vs Otago tickets
Makos vs. North Harbour North Harbour 13 September 2013 L 12 - 23


Makos vs. Hawke's Bay Trafalgar Park, Nelson 22 September 2013 W 18 - 9
Makos vs Hawke's Bay tickets

Makos vs. Northland Whangarei 26 September 2013 W 28 - 13

Makos vs. Waikato
Trafalgar Park, Nelson 02 October 2013 W 64 - 28 Makos vs Waikato tickets
  Makos vs. Taranaki New Plymouth 06 October 2013 W 27 - 20
Makos vs. Manawatu Lansdowne Park, Blenheim 13 October 2013 W 57 - 14  Makos vs Manawatu tickets
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ITM Premiership

  Team Games Points
  Bay of Plenty
  Canterbury 10 40
  Auckland 10 36
  Taranaki 10 14
  Waikato 10 21
  Counties Manukau 10 28
  Wellington 10 42

ITM Championship

  Team Games Points
  Southland 10 20
  Manawatu 10  18
  Otago 10  30
  Northland 10 13
  Hawke's Bay 10 29
  North Harbour 10 10
  Tasman Makos 10 36