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Posts From November, 2016

Quinten Strange still pinching himself at rapid rise

Quinten Strange doesn't need reminding that just two seasons ago he was attempting to help the Nelson College First XV rugby team secure the Crusaders region secondary schools Press Cup title.

14 Makos confirmed in Super Rugby squads for 2017

BLUES - Billy Guyton. CHIEFS - Kane Hames, Finlay Christie, James Lowe. CRUSADERS - Tim Perry, Andrew Makalio, Quinten Strange*, Pete Samu, David Havili, Mitchell Hunt. HIGHLANDERS - Siosuia Halanukonuka, Alex Ainley, Liam Squire, Shane Christie

Crusaders finally realise that Tasman's got talent

In 2017, it is the Crusaders that will have the largest representation of Tasman players with a record six Makos set to call Christchurch their second home. Those players are Tim Perry, Andrew Makalio, Quinten Strange, Pete Samu, David Havili and Mitch Hunt.

Crusaders are Tasman's preferred Super Rugby destination

Tasman Rugby Union CEO Tony Lewis says it is no coincidence the Crusaders will have record representation from the Makos in next year's Super Rugby.

2017 Makos crossover matches selected

Tasman will play Championship teams Otago & Manawatu (away), Southland & Wellington (away) in addition to the six Premiership teams.

Tasman well satisfied with home draw for 2017

Tasman selected both Otago and Southland as their first and third round picks respectively, while championship teams Manawatu and Wellington each selected Tasman as their picks. Tasman will play Southland and Wellington at home but are away to Manawau and Otago.

Tima Faingaanuku & Isaiah Miller named in NZ U20 development camp

Tasman's Tima Faingaanuku and Isaiah Miller are among a talented group of 49 players selected to attend a New Zealand Under-20 rugby development camp in Palmerston North next month.

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.