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Tasman Makos contracts up for grabs

The Tasman Makos coaches have named a 33-strong high performance squad to prepare for a pre-season rugby match against Counties Manukau on June 28 in Auckland.

Leo Crowley aiming to help keep Tasman in the top tier

"We have to guarantee that Tasman are a top four side every year ... we want to get up there and stay there. So that means we've got to improve our systems, work harder and be more efficient with our time and we'll keep being rewarded for hard work."

Ross Geldenhyus granted early release

Tasman prop Ross Geldenhuys has been released from his provincial rugby contract on compassionate grounds and won't be rejoining the Makos for this year's Mitre 10 Cup national provincial competition.

Fredericks makes Crusaders debut 2 years after brain surgery

The road to becoming Crusader No 213 has been far from smooth for Vernon Fredericks.

Makos hopefuls shine in the rain

Musseleers 21 (Ben Finau, Johnny Ika 2 tries, Tim O'Malley 3 con) v Buccaneers 20 (Daniel Hytongue, James Hawkey, Teu Sami tries, Willie Havili pen, Eli Kneepkens con). HT: 14-13 Musseleers

Super Makos are travelling well

Not only does Tasman have 15 contracted players scattered among the Kiwi franchises who have almost totally dominated the 2017 Super Rugby competition, the majority of those players are also performing superbly.

Faingaanuku & Jordan headed to world under-20 rugby championships

Tasman's Tima Faingaanuku and Will Jordan have both secured their plane tickets for this year's world rugby under-20 tournament. Both made the final 28-player cut for the world championship to be held in Georgia from May 25 to June 18 .

Liam Squire re-signs with NZ Rugby for two more years

Liam Squire re-signs with Highlanders and NZ Rugby for two years

Quinten Strange selected for NZ Provincial Baabaas team

Tasman Makos lock Quinten Strange has been named in the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians team to play the British and Irish Lions on their upcoming tour to New Zealand.

Tasman rugby union record another profit in 2016

For the third consecutive year the Tasman Rugby Union has reported a financial surplus. Although the $139,832 result from the 2016 season was slightly less than the $180,501 surplus recorded in 2015, it represents the seventh time in the past eight years that the TRU have been able to turn a healthy profit.