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Mako make history with round robin clean sweep

Tasman 47 (Sione Havili, Leicester Fainga’anuku 2, Tima Fainga’anuku, Alex Nankivell, Hugh Roach, Mitch Hunt tries, Hunt 4 con, David Havili 2 con) defeated Hawke’s Bay 28 (Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Devan Flanders, Jason Long, Caleb Makene tries, Tiaan Falcon 4 con). HT 19-14

Tasman women’s season goes on with QF win

Tasman 25 (Bethan Manners, Sydnee Wilkins, Rebecca Kersten tries, Hayley Hutana 2 pen, 2 con) defeated North Harbour 19. HT: 12-10 Harbour.

Tasman the first team since 2007 to go through regular season unbeaten

Tasman 47 (Leicester Faingaanuku 2, Sione Havili, Tima Faingaanuku, Mitch Hunt, Alex Nankivell, Hugh Roach tries; Mitch Hunt 4 con, David Havili 2 con) defeated Hawke's Bay 28 (Marino Mikaele-Tu'u, Devan Flanders, Caleb Makene, Jason Long tries; Tiaan Falcon 3 con, Lincoln McClutchie con). HT: 19-14.

Opinion: Lesser lights illuminate Mako match

Co-head coach Goodman said there were some “little frustrations with our execution and option-taking” in the first half but he was happy to claim the five points. “The boys fixed that up though and there was some pretty good stuff out there, we scored some good tries.”

Mako finally get job done against Taniwha

Tasman 52 (Te Ahiwaru Crikidaveta, Will Jordan 2, Sione Havili, Jamie Spowart, Wyatt Crockett, Tim O'Malley tries, Mitch Hunt 6 cons) defeated Northland 6 (Jack Debreczeni 2 pens). HT: 19-6

Tasman women move to quarterfinals

Northland 35 defeated Tasman 29 (Rebecca Kersten 2, Hayley Hutana 2, Wai Greig tries, Hutana 2 con). HT: 13-5.

Mitch Hunt and Will Jordan shine in big win over Northland

Tasman have continued their superb season with a 52-6 demolition of Northland at Trafalgar Park. After a slow start the Mako exploded to life in the 26th minute when Will Jordan finished off a classy break by Highlanders-bound Mitch Hunt – and it wasn't the last time those two names were mentioned.

Opinion: Defensive effort has Mako bound for Blenheim

After struggling over the past fortnight to recapture the attacking rhythm and defensive energy they brought to their first five games it was refreshing to see a resurgence in both areas, but particularly without the ball in hand. The in-your-face, energised defensive attitude that set the likes of Canterbury, Wellington, Taranaki and Counties Manukau on their heels was back last night … with a vengeance.

Tasman make it eight from eight

Tasman 40 (Andrew Makalio, Ethan Blackadder 2, Leicester Fainga'anuku, Finlay Christie, Hugh Roach tries, Mitch Hunt 5 con) defeated Auckland 0. HT: 19-0

Tui too strong for Tasman Mako women

Hawke’s Bay Tui 55 defeated Tasman Mako 5 (Sydnee Wilkins). HT: 27-5.