On the 21st July 2018 Nelson competed against Marist in the final of the NPD Tasman Trophy. It was a tough game and Nelson emerged the victors (16-6).
Prior to the game the players assembled at the Club rooms to share brunch and be presented with their jersey.
At training the team had talked about reaching the final and the support they had received to achieve this goal - from their partners, friends, family and the NRFC family.
The players were encouraged to acknowledge the importance of their support network by inviting these people to the jersey presentation.
Special guests Murray West, Trish Goodman, and Shane Graham presented the jerseys.