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Makos team named to play Auckland

Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Levi Aumua, Trael Joass, James Lowe, Mitch Hunt, Billy Guyton; Jordan Taufua, Vernon Fredericks, Ethan Blackadder, Pari Pari Parkinson, Shannon Frizell, Tyrel Lomax, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry. Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Siua Halanukonuka, Isaac Salmon, Alex Ainley, Pete Samu, Finlay Christie, Tim O'Malley, James Hawkey.

Sensational start gets Tasman home against Harbour

Tasman 21 (Will Jordan, Shannon Frizzell tries, Penalty Try, Billy Guyton con) v North Harbour 14 (Matt Duffie, Matt Vaega tries, Ben Volavola con, Bryn Gatland con). HT: 21-0

Makos named to play North Harbour in Blenheim

Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Trael Joass, Alex Nankivell, James Lowe, Mitch Hunt, Billy Guyton; Jordan Taufua, Pete Samu, Ethan Blackadder, Pari Pari Parkinson, Shannon Frizell, Tyrel Lomax, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry. Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Siua Halanukonuka, Isaac Salmon, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Tone Ng Shiu, Finlay Christie, Tim O'Malley, James Hawkey.

Depleted Tasman beaten by Taranaki

Taranaki 40 (Sean Wainui 2, Johnny Fa'auli, Lachlan Boshier, Pita Sowakula, Toa Halafihi tries, Marty McKenzie 5 con) v Tasman 26 (Andrew Makalio, Alex Nankivell, Alex Ainley, Mitch Hunt tries, Billy Guyton 2 con, Tim O'Malley con) HT: 28-12.

Makos named to take on Taranaki

Tasman Makos: Will Jordan, Viliami Lolohea, Trael Joass, Alex Nankivell, James Lowe, Mitch Hunt, Billy Guyton; Jordan Taufua, Vernon Fredericks, Ethan Blackadder, Quinten Strange, Alex Ainley, Siua Halanukonuka, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry. Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Tom Hill, Tyrel Lomax, Pete Samu, Shannon Frizell, Finlay Christie, Tim O'Malley, Robbie Malneek.

Sunday afternoon Mighty Pic’s Picnic on the embankment.

SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER join our Shark Attack as we take on Auckland at Trafalgar Park. Mighty Pic’s Picnic embankment tickets available at the Pic’s factory next to Pomeroy's, 18 Elms St, Wakatu Estate. Or at the Pic’s stand at the Nelson Saturday market in Buxton Square.

Meet the coaches

Leo Crowley joined us this season as the assistant coach with the Makos. He’s from the ‘Naki where he coached provincial rugby and has also had Rugby World Cup coaching experience with Canada.

Makos put 50 on Southland

Tasman 50 (Viliami Lolohea 2, Ethan Blackadder, Pete Samu, Jordan Taufua, James Lowe, Alex Nankivell tries, Mitch Hunt try, con, Tim O’Malley 4 con) v Southland 17 (Elliot Dixon, Aleki Morris, Mike Molly tries, Scott Eade con)

Makos named to play Stags on Sunday

Will Jordan, Viliami Lolohea, Trael Joass, Alex Nankivell, James Lowe, Tim O'Malley, Finlay Christie; Jordan Taufua (vice captain), Pete Samu, Ethan Blackadder, Quinten Strange, Shannon Frizell, Tyrel Lomax, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry (captain). Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Tom Hill, Siua Halanukonuka, Vernon Fredericks, Pari Pari Parkinson, Billy Guyton, Mitch Hunt, Robbie Malneek.

Ethan Blackadder ticking all the boxes

Ethan Blackadder has pulled on the Makos' jersey 13 times now but it's only this season that he's earned a starting role as blindside flanker.