Tasman (National Provincial Championship)

Tasman (often known as the Tasman Mako and formerly Tasman Makos) are a New Zealand professional rugby union team based in Tasman Bay / Te Tai-o-Aorere, New Zealand. Established in 2006, they play in the National Provincial Championship. They play their home games at Lansdowne Park in Blenheim or Trafalgar Park in Nelson, both in the Tasman region. The team is affiliated with the Crusaders Super Rugby franchise. Their home playing colours are red and blue.

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The official Mako logo
UnionTasman Rugby Union
Founded2006; 16 years ago (2006)
LocationTasman Bay / Te Tai-o-Aorere, New Zealand
Ground(s)Lansdowne Park (Capacity: 15,000)
Trafalgar Park (Capacity: 18,000)
CEOLyndon Bray[1]
Coach(es)Gray Cornelius and
Dan Perrin
Captain(s)Mitch Hunt and
Quinten Strange
Most appearancesRobbie Malneek (104)
Top scorerMarty Banks (628)
Most triesRobbie Malneek (25)
League(s)Bunnings NPC
20214th (Premiership)
Team kit
Official website

Current squadEdit

The Tasman Mako squad for the 2022 Bunnings NPC.[2]

Tasman Mako squad




Loose Forwards

Halfbacks (Scrum-halves)

First Five-Eighths (Fly-halves)

Midfielders (Centres)

Outside Backs

(cc) denotes team co-captains, Bold denotes internationally capped, INJ denotes a injured squad player.
  1. ^ a b Foster and Stewart weren't named in the original Tasman squad, but were announced in the side for Round 1.[3]


Tasman have been overall Champions twice, winning the title in 2019 and 2020. Their full list of honours include:[4][5]

ITM Cup Championship Division
  • Winners: 2013
Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Division
  • Winners: 2019, 2020

Current Super Rugby playersEdit

Players named in the 2022 Tasman Mako squad, who also earned contracts or were named in a squad for any side participating in the 2022 Super Rugby Pacific season.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Player Team
Tomasi Alosio Moana Pasifika
Levi Aumua Moana Pasifika
Ethan Blackadder Crusaders
Finlay Christie Blues
Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta Drua
Leicester Fainga'anuku Crusaders
Shannon Frizell Highlanders
David Havili Crusaders
Sione Havili Talitui Crusaders
William Havili Moana Pasifika
Max Hicks Highlanders
Mitch Hunt Highlanders
Luca Inch Highlanders
Will Jordan Crusaders
Tyrel Lomax Hurricanes
Andrew Makalio Highlanders
Atu Moli Chiefs
Sam Moli Moana Pasifika
Alex Nankivell Chiefs
Mahonri Ngakuru Moana Pasifika
Fetuli Paea Highlanders
Pari Pari Parkinson Highlanders
Sevu Reece Crusaders
Hugh Renton Highlanders
Anton Segner Blues
Quinten Strange Crusaders
Timoci Tavatavanawai Moana Pasifika
Isi Tu'ungafasi Moana Pasifika


  1. ^ "Staff & Officials". Tasman Rugby. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Mako NPC Squad for 2022 named". mako.nz. 24 July 2022. Retrieved 24 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Bunnings NPC Round One: Team Lists". Bunnings NPC. 4 August 2022. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  4. ^ "National Provincial Championship winners, 1976–2014". Te Ara. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Mitre 10 Cup". Rugby Heartland. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Moana Pasifika community celebrates historic first Super Rugby squad". Moana Pasifika (Press release). 22 November 2021. Retrieved 23 November 2021.
  7. ^ "Nine new names in Crusaders 2022 Super Rugby Pacific squad" (Press release). Crusaders. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  8. ^ "2022 Blues squad named" (Press release). Blues. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  9. ^ @Fijian_Drua (21 November 2021). "Bula! Vinaka (thank you) @SuperRugbyNZ! We love it here" (Tweet). Retrieved 22 November 2021 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Highlanders name squad for Super Rugby Pacific 2022" (Press release). Highlanders. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  11. ^ "Highlanders name replacement players to cover All Black leave and Squad injuries" (Press release). Highlanders. 2 December 2021. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  12. ^ "Hurricanes 2022 squad announced" (Press release). Hurricanes. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  13. ^ "Gallagher Chiefs squad announced for 2022" (Press release). Chiefs. 21 November 2021. Retrieved 21 November 2021.
  14. ^ "Match Centre - Super Rugby - Blues vs. Moana Pasifika". SANZAAR. Retrieved 3 April 2022.

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