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KK off to coach Connacht

Connacht chief executive Willie Ruane said Keane's "ambitious and exciting brand of rugby", and his ability for identifying talent and maximising players' potential, matched the club's needs. Kieran's time at Tasman also highlights the connection that his teams have with the community they representl.

Finlay Christie surprised that Chiefs chance has come so fast

Finlay Christie wasn't expecting to be close to donning a Chiefs jersey in Super Rugby this year. But the 22-year-old red-haired halfback, appropriately nicknamed 'Red' by his team-mates, is in the mix when the Chiefs begin their season against the Highlanders in Dunedin on Friday.

Jordan Taufua re-joins the Tasman Makos

Explosive loose forward Jordan Taufua is returning to the Tasman Makos after a four-year absence. Taufua will be back in a Makos jersey for the first time since 2012 after re-signing with Tasman for the next two seasons.

Job Vacancy: Tasman Makos Assistant Coach

Leon MacDonald is looking for an assistant coach proficient in set piece and forward general play, with sound knowledge of breakdown and defence systems.

Jab Vacancy: Tasman Makos Assistant Coach


Tasman sevens coach hopes trio's NZ selection paves the way for more success

Trael Joass, Tone Ng Shiu and Andrew Knewstubb are names not many followers of the sport would recognise outside of Tasman's catchment area of Nelson and Marlborough. But all of a sudden they will be playing for New Zealand at the Wellington Sevens.

Three Tasman new caps in All Blacks Sevens squad for Wellington

Selectors have named four new caps including 3 Tasman players - Trael Joass, Tone Ng Shiu & Andrew Knewstubb - in the 14-strong All Blacks Sevens squad for the HSBC Wellington Sevens tournament, to be held next weekend.

Makos touchdown in Kaikoura to lift spirits

Tasman Makos players Billy Guyton and Shane Christie finally made it down to the coastal town this week, thanks to sponsor Helicopters New Zealand, who donated the flight.

Makos' manager Martyn Vercoe lands NZ role

Martyn Vercoe's managerial career took a big step forward last week when he was confirmed as manager of the New Zealand under-20 rugby team to contest the 2017 World Rugby Championship.

Tasman Makos chopper in some goodwill to Kaikoura

In an outreach to children and parents impacted by the recent earthquakes, Tasman Makos captain Shane Christie and half-back Billy Guyton will helicopter in on Monday November 28. The Makos' trip has been made possible by sponsor Helicopters New Zealand (HNZ), who have donated the flight expenses.