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Fixtures, Results & Prize Giving

Fixtures & Results

Nelson Rugby Football Club fixtures schedule and results of games are available on the Tasman Rugby Union website.

2019 Season Wrap

David Havili cupCongratulations to our Mitre 10 First Division Tasman Mako team on achieving the title in a manner befitting the expectations of the region and the people of the Top of the South. 12-0 is no small achievement, a team full of Nelson players and leadership we feel justifiably proud that we have contributed to this success story.

The club rugby programme has been challenging with Murray Scott leading the Senior Team and Daniel McDonald leading the Senior B. It’s fair to say that this year has been a development year and the results reflect this as we build for next year's season. I want to thank Murray personally for all his efforts where he put up his hand when no one else did. to the Senior B side/Bravo company, well done and congratulations on building a strong base to move forward.

Andrew Shane cupOur junior club is in good heart and sees our long serving Junior Club Captains Quentin and Jo Harwood continuing their sterling work. The John Goodman Sevens continues to grow, even if the weather didn't play ball this year, and the number of teams that turned out despite the weather is a testament to John.

Shane Graham

Senior Prize Giving

Senior Prize Giving celebrates the senior players and members of the Club who, through their contribution and behaviour epitomise the values of the club.

It was a great evening, filled with camaraderie, laughter and divine food.


Division 1

Pugh Cup: Connor Higgins

Gargulio Trophy: David Egelstaff

Under 21 Player of the year: Saul Lewis

Most Improved Player: Paddy Miller-Leaf & Cody Dellaca

Division 2

Sportsman of the Year: Thomas Goodman

Most Improved Player: Jessie Nepia

Player of the year: Dion Ward

Club Awards

Fowler Trophy - Sportsman of the year: Navarre Harbour

Most Valuable Person: Samantha Burling and Jonathan Corfe

Tenant Trophy - Administrator of the year: John Brydon 

Presidents Cup (selected by Club President): Quentin Harwood 

John Goodman Trophy (selected by the Goodman family): Jonathan Corfe


Senior Prizgiving 201921Navarre Harbour receiving the Fowler Trophy, presented to sportsman of the year, from Myra Fowler.

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Junior Prize Giving 2019

Ash Millar, winner of the Rochelle Walker Memorial Cup for contribution to the j

Ash Millar, winner of the Rochelle Walker Memorial Cup for contribution to the junior club, with Junior Club Captain Quentin Harwood

The junior club celebrated the achievements of their players at a lunchtime function at the clubrooms on Sunday 8th September.

Awards were given to players who had contributed to their team's success through their skills, attitude and commitment to their teams.

The coaches found it hard to decide who to award the individual prizes, as they all noted what a great season their team's had, with the players stepping up, working hard at training and during the games, looking out for each other and showing a great attitude.

Ash Millar was awarded the Rochelle Walker Memorial Cup for contribution to the junior club, acknowledging his last seven years coaching his team - this years U13s.

Special thanks to Quentin and Jo Harwood for the amazing job they do running the junior club and to coaches for the great work they do with their teams. 

Club Awards

U7 sevens player of year: Jett Leslie

U12 sevens player of the year: Will Daniel

McDonald's trophy for outstanding attitude: Emily Claridge

Female player of the year: Lucy Mahuika

Rochelle Walker Memorial Cup for contribution to the junior club: Ash Millar

Team Awards

U6 White

Player of the year: White Blake Oostingh, Most Improved: Liam Angus, Sportsperson: Alex Shefford, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Cory Trusler

U6 Blue

Player of the year: Jago Doherty, Most Improved: Zacaia Lunai and Finley Hogan, Sportsperson: Charlie McNeill, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Emily Claridge

U7 White

Player of the year: Jett Leslie, Most Improved: Oliver Shattock and Jake Crosbie, Sportsperson: Keira Anderson and Neveah Pluck, Coaches choice: Mikayla Smith, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Ruby Anderson

U7 Blue

Player of the year: Hezekiel Tupuola, Most Improved: Kayden Trusler, Sportsperson: Ashton Harris – Russell, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Robbie Freeman

U8 White

Player of the year: White Emmett Crockett, Most Improved: Harry Flewellen, Sportsperson: Jaylin Jefford, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Kru Smith

U8 Blue

Player of the year: Welfare Schwenke, Most Improved: Emmett Cochrane, Sportsperson: E J Schwenke, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Edwin Acland


Player of the year: Leo Saunders, Most Improved: Theo Kemplen, Sportsperson: Jack Hall, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Quinn MacDonald


Player of the year: Awatea Rahui, Most Improved: Alex Walzl, Sportsperson: George Lewis, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Vinn Smith


Player of the year: Joseph Schwenke, Most Improved: Xavier Stewart, Sportsperson: Finn Dallas, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Matthias Campbell

U12 White

Player of the year: Norman Williams, Most Improved: Sirrus Hoeksma – Baker and Reed Deuxberry Sportsperson: Zac Irving,McDonalds Champion Attitude: Campbell Folly

U12 Blue

Player of the year: Tom Perkins, Most Improved: Archie Geddes and Miles McCarthy, Sportsperson: Ania Morgan and Ruby Thomas, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Dylan Browning


Player of the year: Kobi Moser, Most Improved: Oliver Crowther, Sportsperson: Cullen Millar and Brody Anderson, McDonalds Champion Attitude: Vito Esposito

McDonalds Champion Attitude winners, Junior Prizegiving 2019

McDonalds Champion Attitude winners, Junior Prize Giving 2019

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2018 Season Wrap

Nelson wins the NPD Tasman Trophy

Congratulations to the Seniors on their great win

On Saturday 21/7/2018, in truly appalling conditions, Nelson competed against Marist in the final of the NPD Tasman Trophy. It was a tough game and Nelson emerged the victors (16-6).

NPD final SG

The winning team. Image - Stephen Garguilio

With the cup safely locked in the trophy cabinet the team can now reflect on a successful season built on a lot of hard work and real dedication.

Nelson coach Kade Heke said the boys were "absolutely stoked" to take home the championship. "There was a lot of effort from the boys."

A special shout out to the supporters who braved challenging conditions to cheer on the team.

Media Coverage

NPD final HGRR

Haati GrassRoots Rugby Series 1 Episode 18
1 August 2018 (Coverage starts at 14:31)

Nelson defeat Marist for Tasman Trophy
Stuff, Carly Gooch July 22 2018

Nelson crowned NPD Tasman Trophy Premiers
Jonty Dine

Senior Prize Giving

Congratulations to all the winners

Senior A's

Most improved: Matthew Soper & William Havili

Under 21: Isaiah Miller

Best tackler: Willis Scott

Sportsman of the year: Brendon Asomua-Goodman

Senior B's

Sportsman of year: Jackson Pugh & Matthew McClunie

Player of year: Cyril Benistand-Hector (Beni)

Most improved: Mike Hughes

Fowler Trophy: James Hewlett 

For service to the club

Tenant Trophy: Shane Graham

Most Valuable Person: Jo Harwood

Presidents Cup: Steve Gargulio

John Goodman Trophy: Shane Graham

Junior Prize Giving

Team Awards

GradeOutstanding PlayerMost improvedSportsman of teamMcDonalds Trophy for attitude
U6W Keira Anderson  Jett Leslie, Ruby Anderson, Giorgio Gargiulo Neveah Pluck, Oliver Shattock Carter Marshall
U6B Ashton Russell – Harris  Kayden Trusler Liam Urwin Robbie Freeman
U7W Nero Bjerring Orlando Smith Brandon Walker Cooper Watson
U7B Welfare Schwenke E J Schwenke  Hunter Morrison, Jack Goodman Emmett Crockett
U8 Hunter Wallace Leo Saunders  Jacob Urwin Jack Hall
U9W Dion Hill, George Lewis Hunter Campion Aisake Finau Awatea Rahui
U9B Mitchell Laird Brock Vedder Lucas Palmer  Lexi Higgins
U10 Edward Foskett Jackson Foskett Tommy Moloney Harrison Wheatley
U11W James Schwenke  Campbell Folly Michael Dehar Deklen King – Turner
U11B Jack Potter Paige Andrews Walter Moloney Niall McLeod
U12 Conor Hulme Flynn Edridge Bronson King  Sam Lanigan
U13 Dayton Burke   Falala Sui Troy Marshall Haley Partridge

Sevens player of the year

U8 Hunter Wallace
U9 Brynn James
U11 William Daniel
U12 Koebi Moser

Club Awards

McDonalds Trophy for Outstanding Attitude: Harrison Wheatley

Female Player of the year: Ania Morgan

Rochelle Walker Memorial Trophy for contribution to JAB: Brett Newcombe

Nelson Rugby Football Club fixtures schedule and results of games are available on the Tasman Rugby Union website.