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2010 ITM CUP

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Coach:

Kieran Keane

Asst. Coach:

Leon MacDonald

Manager:

Jenelle Strickland

Asst. Manager:

Brett Thornalley


Until the last game of the season Tasman had provided staunch competition to all opponents. Gone to greener pastures were some of last year’s better performers including captain Andrew Goodman. However, the returning Chris Jack, who now looked as if he wanted to be here, led the team well and, surprisingly for a lock, finished the season as equal top try scorer.

Robbie Malneek, Tasman’s all time leading try scorer, was again a reliable fullback, but did not explode into the backline as often as we had been accustomed to seeing. James Kamana provided plenty of pace on one wing, but it was disappointing to see former flier Blair Cook used mainly from the bench. Kade Poki who has made centre his position had enjoyed a quiet season until he almost doubled his career tally of tries with one in each of the last three games of the season. Tom Marshall in his first season was star material at either second five-eight or fullback. He established a new Tasman point scoring record in the first match in which he was entrusted as a goal kicker, and James Marshall confirmed his earlier promise of an accomplished operator. Former Canterbury halfback Steve Alfeld was entrusted with goal kicking for the greater part of the season but only twice kicked penalties and conversions in the same match. At first five-eight his brother James Marshall confirmed his earlier promise of an accomplished operator. His season culminated in being named one of NZ Rugby Almanack’s five promising players of the year (2011 issue).

Former Canterbury halfback Steve Alfeld was entrusted with goal kicking for the greater par of the season but only twice kicked penalties and conversions in the same match. Sadly number eight Joe Wheeler was only available for half the season, but was hugely effective in this time. Much might have been expected of Queensland Reds player Tasi Luafutu, who in his only few minutes of Super 14 time earlier in the year scored two tries against the Highlanders. He certainly provided energy in the loose, but not the deluge of points. Jonathan Poff had a quieter season. He and Robbie Malneek became the first players to reach 50 games for Tasman – in the same match. Used mainly off the bench Shane Christie shows promise. For effort Glen Gregory could not be faulted at lock. As expected little was seen of All Black Ben Franks, but a welcome addition to the front row was former Southland prop Fai Mika. The was much promise from former New Zealand Under 20 props Sam Prattley and Hamish Cochrane. Unfortunately we did not see Quentin MacDonald in the number two jersey this year, but Francis Smith, formerly of Auckland, and Vernon Fredericks can be proud of their achievements.

Tasman Makos 2010 ITM Cup draw.

  Home Game 
 
1 Makos VS Wellington
Wellington 01 Aug, 2010 L 11 - 20
 
(Try: Robbie Malneek; Pen (2): Steve Alfeld)
2
Makos VS Taranaki
New Plymouth
06 Aug, 2010 L 11 - 33  
(Try: Vernon Fredericks; Pen (2): Steve Alfeld)
3
Makos VS Hawke's Bay
Blenheim
12 Aug, 2010 W 21 - 7
 
(Tries: James Marshall, James Kamana, Tom Marshall; Con (3): Steve Alfeld)
4
Makos VS Canterbury
Nelson 21 Aug, 2010 W 27 - 25  
(Tries: Tom Marshall, James Kamana, Francis Smith; Con (3): Steve Alfeld)
5
Makos VS Southland
Nelson 27 Aug, 2010 L 16 - 21
 
(Try: Blair Cook; Con: James Marshall; Pen: Steve Alfeld (2), James Marshall)
6
Makos VS Counties Manukau
Pukekohe 02 Sep, 2010 L 3 - 23
 
(Pen: Steve Alfeld) 
7
Makos VS Otago Nelson
12 Sep, 2010 L 11 - 13
 
(Try: Chris Jack; Pen (2): Steve Alfeld)
8
Makos VS North Harbour
Nelson 18 Sep, 2010 L 21 - 28
 
(Tries: James Marshall, Chris Jack; Pen (3)  & Con (1): Steve Alfeld)
9
Makos VS Waikato
Hamilton
25 Sep, 2010 W 15 - 33
 
(Tries: Alfeleki Pelenise, Craig Moore; Con: James Marshall; Pen: Steve Alfeld)
10 Makos VS Manawatu
Palmerston North 03 Oct, 2010 L 8 - 20
 
(Try: Tom Marshall; Pen: James Marshall)
 
11 Makos VS Bay of Plenty
Blenheim 10 Oct, 2010 W 41 - 39
 
(Tries: Kade Poki, Shane Christie, Robbie Malneek; Con & Pen (8): Tom Marshall)
12 Makos VS Northland
Nelson 15 Oct, 2010 W 34 - 29
 
(Tries: Chris Jack, Blair Cook, Kade Poki, Fai Mika, Tasi Luafutu; Pen (1) & Con (3): Tom Marshall)
13 Makos VS Auckland
Auckland 24 Oct, 2010 L 10 - 49
 
(Try: Kade Poki; Con: James Marshall; Pen: Daniel Hawkins)
 

Played 13 I Won 3 I Drawn 0 I Lost 10 I Points for 230 I Points Against 340 

2010 PLAYER RESULT

 

T

C

P

DG

TOTAL

Steve Alfeld

 

7

15

 

59

Tom Marshall

3

4

9

 

50

James Marshall

2

2

3

 

23

Chris Jack

3

 

 

 

15

Kade Poki

3

 

 

 

15

Blair Cook

2

 

 

 

10

James Kamana

2

 

 

 

10

Robbie Malneek

2

 

 

 

10

Shane Christie

1

 

 

 

5

Vernon Fredericks

1

 

 

 

5

Tasi Luafutu

1

 

 

 

5

Fai Mika

1

 

 

 

5

Craig Moore

1

 

 

 

5

Alfeleki Pelenise

1

 

 

 

5

Francis Smith

1

 

 

 

5

Daniel Hawkins

 

 

1

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

24

13

28

0

230

The History

2017 Mitre 10 Cup

For the third time in the last four years Tasman went all the way to the Premiership Final to indicate a successful season, but it was one of mixed effort.

2016 Mitre 10 Cup

For the second time in three years the Tasman Makos went all the way to the Premiership Final, losing to Canterbury in a gallant effort. There were two defeats in the opening four matches, but after that the side hit form, remaining unbeaten until the Final.

2015 ITM Cup

Hopes of going 1 better than "Cup runners-up" were high. Things started well with 6 wins, but this was followed up by 3 defeats - the last round win over the Naki meant a semi-finals trip to Auckland & they were the "in form" team. All up another good year for the MIGHTY Makos.

2014 ITM CUP

Your Mighty Makos have had a stellar first season in the ITM Cup Premiership. We are proud to host a Semi-Final in our first year playing the Big City Unions. Make home ground advantage count tonight .. let’s have LOTS OF NOISE in support of your MIGHTY TASMAN MAKOS!

2013 ITM CUP

Culminating with winning the ITM Cup Championship Final, 2013 was the most remarkable season in the Tasman Makos eight years since inception. Team and personal bests have been broken at every turn.

2012 ITM CUP

Beginning the season with a victory over their Crusaders stable mate Canterbury, recording one of the highest scores in an unsuccessful Ranfurly Shield challenge, then another couple of quick wins and here was the making of a good season.

2011 ITM CUP

Two wins might seem poor return for the season – but it depends on you point of view. Those two wins were against the eventual Championship winner Hawke’s Bay and Auckland. No other team scored as many as the five tries that Tasman did against eventual Premiership winner Canterbury.

2009 AIR NEW ZEALAND CUP

Six victories from the first ten matches was a promising start, but results fell away over the last three matches of the competition. Sadly there was always the suspicion that no matter how well Tasman played there was always the threat of relegation at season’s end.

2007 AIR NEW ZEALAND CUP

That Tasman scored less and conceded more in the latter part of the season was not an indication of lack of progress but rather it was how the draw had treated them. Name players had come and gone, but in truth the strength of Tasman was in its local players.

2008 AIR NEW ZEALAND CUP

The on field performance of Tasman were in contrast to the off field turbulence surrounding them. The characteristics Todd Blackadder showed as a player and captain – that of calm controlled management – were evident in his performance as Tasman’s coach.

2006 AIR NEW ZEALAND CUP

Tasman Union was formed from the amalgation of Nelson Bays and Malborough unions with the specific intention of meeting the criteria for the new premier division of New Zealand rugby.