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Tasman team named for Premiership Final

Will Jordan, Tomas Aoake, Levi Aumua, Alex Nankivell, James Lowe, Mitchell Hunt, Finlay Christie; Jordan Taufua, Vernon Fredericks, Ethan Blackadder, Shannon Frizell, Alex Ainley (captain); Tyrel Lomax, Andrew Makalio, Siua Halanukonuka. Bench: Ti'i Paulo, Tom Hill, Ryan Coxon/Drew Petelo, Pari Pari Parkinson, Pete Samu/Braden Stewart, Billy Guyton/Ben Finau, Tim O'Malley, Trael Joass.

Hats off to our coaching staff

In business, success stems from leadership and talent development. The same applies to a sports team. This year we have been very fortunate to have the coaching team of Leo Crowley, Greg Somerville, Andrew Goodman & Leon MacDonald working with our players.

Tasman hand Taranaki a shock semifinal loss

Tasman 30 (Tima Faingaanuku, Mitch Hunt tries, Hunt con, 6 pen) v Taranaki 29 (Declan O'Donnell, Charlie Ngatai, Te Toira Tahuriorangi, Seta Tamanivalu tries, Marty McKenzie 3 con, pen) HT: 17-17.

Assistant coach Goodman key part of Makos' player development

For Tasman assistant coach Andrew Goodman, that process began months before the opening whistle in mid-August and as the guiding force behind the squad's pre-season preparations, the former Makos captain has been delighted with the players' progress.

Makos named to play Taranaki in Semi

Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Levi Aumua, Alex Nankivell, James Lowe, Mitch Hunt, Finlay Christie; Jordan Taufua, Vernon Fredericks, Ethan Blackadder, Shannon Frizell, Alex Ainley (captain), Tyrel Lomax, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry. Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Tom Hill, Siua Halanukonuka, Braden Stewart, Pete Samu, Ben Finau, Tim O'Malley, Trael Joass.

Tasman Women Awards

Winners are Grinners - Following an historic first win in the Farah Palmer Cup, 24 – 12 over Hawkes Bay, the Tasman Women held their inaugural Season Awards. Recipients were Jess Foster, Rosie Buchanan – Brown, Hannah Gillespie & Wairakau Greig.

Counties 15 minutes blitzes Tasman

Counties Manukau 52 (Nigel Ah Wong 2, Joe Royal, Orbyn Leger, Tim Nanai-Williams, Sam Henwood, Baden Kerr tries, penalty try, Stephen Donald 2 con, Luteru Laulala 2 con, Jimmy Tupou con) v Tasman 30 (Tim O'Malley, Ethan Blackadder, Levi Aumua, Alex Nankivell tries, O'Malley 2 con, 2 pen) HT: 19-22.

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.