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Makos named to play Counties in Pukekohe

Tima Faingaanuku, Tomas Aoake, Trael Joass, Alex Nankivell, Levi Aumua, Tim O'Malley, Finlay Christie; Pete Samu, Vernon Fredericks, Ethan Blackadder, Pari Pari Parkinson, Alex Ainley, Tyrel Lomax, Ti'i Paulo, Tim Perry. Reserves: Ryan Coxon, Sam Moli, Siua Halanukonuka, Te Ahiwaru Ciridevita, Braden Stewart, Billy Guyton, James Hawkey, Rupena Parkinson.

Makos News & Awards

Two of our Mako men secured their 50 Games Blazer this season. Vernon Fredericks (Mako # 81) earned his against Otago while Billy Guyton (# 113) brought up 50 against Auckland on the weekend.

Makos beat Auckland to clinch final semifinal berth

Tasman 31 (Vern Fredericks, Billy Guyton, Ethan Blackadder, Will Jordan, Shannon Frizell tries, Guyton 3 con) v Auckland 18 (Taleni Seu, Ben Nee-Nee tries, Jono Hickey 2 pen, Harry Plummer con) HT: 19-6.

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.