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Posts From November, 2020

Mako maul Lions in Porirua

Tasman 19 (Sione Havili, Te Ahiwaru Crikidaveta tries, Mitch Hunt 2 pens) def Wellington 3 (Jackson Garden-Bachop pen).

Forwards step up in Porirua in 2019 Final replay [Peter Jones]

After being dominated up front during the side’s only losses this season, to North Harbour and Auckland, doubts began to surface over the potency of the Mako forwards. However, after paving the way for a comfortable win over Southland last weekend they stepped up to another level today, totally outplaying one of the leading premiership side’s packs.

Canterbury thump Tasman 29-0 in Blenheim

Canterbury 29 (Ngatungane Punivai, Josh McKay, Chay Fihaki, Isaiah Punavai tries; Brett Cameron pen, 3 cons) defeated Tasman 0. Ht: 17-0.

Ruthless Canterbury crush Mako

Facing the prospect of relegation for the first time in its history, Canterbury put on a clinic at Lansdowne Park to stun the defending champions 29-0.

Tasman beat Otago 26-20 to secure home semifinal

Tasman 26 (Tim O’Malley, Quinten Strange tries, Mitch Hunt 2 con, 4 pen) defeated Otago 20 (Freedom Vahaakolo, Kayne Hammington tries try, Josh Ioane con, 2 pen). HT: 13-10

Mako secure home semi with win over Otago

Tasman 26 (Tim O’Malley, Quinten Strange tries, Mitch Hunt 4 pens, 2 cons) defeated Otago 20 (Frredom Vahaakolo, Kayne Hamington tries, Josh Ioane 1 pen, 2 cons)

Community and Mako Rugby Awards celebrated

The Tasman Rugby Union held its annual Awards Night where community rugby personalities and Mako male and female rugby players were honoured for their achievements.

Black Ferns hang on to repel gutsy NZ Barbarians in Nelson

Black Ferns 19 (Phillipa Love 2, Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate tries; Kendra Cocksedge 2 con) defeated New Zealand Barbarians 17 (Alana Bremner, Amy Rule tries; Patricia Maliepo 2 con, pen). HT: 19-14.

Leicester Fainga’anuku powers Tasman into Final against Auckland

Tasman 19 (Quentin MacDonald, Leicester Fainga’anuku tries, Mitch Hunt 3 pens) defeated Bay of Plenty 10 (Joe Webber try, Kaleb Trask con, Otere Black pen). HT: 13-7

Mako secure second consecutive Final

Tasman 19 (Quentin MacDonald, Leicester Fainga’anuku, tries, Mitch Hunt, 3 pens) defeated Bay of Plenty 10 (Joe Webber try, Kaleb Trask 1 con, Otere Black 1 pen)

Tasman’s high-fliers head for Eden Park

Kicking away hard-won possession is a risky business, especially against a side such as Bay of Plenty stacked with wonderful counter-attackers at the back. Therefore kicks must firstly be contestable and secondly, aggressively contested. Tasman’s troops did both.

Mako go back to back with Mitre 10 Cup Final win over Auckland

Tasman 13 (Quentin MacDonald try; David Havili 2 pens, con) defeated Auckland 12 (Harry Plummer 3 pens, Zarn Sullivan pen). HT: 10-9

Fans welcome Mako home like heroes

The Tasman Mako were welcomed home like heroes yesterday morning following historic back to back Mitre 10 Cup Premierships. The Mako arrived at Nelson Airport to plenty of fanfare a day after its nail-biting 13-12 win over Auckland.

Mako go back to back

Tasman 13 (Quentin MacDonald try, David Havili 1 con, 2 pen) defeated Auckland 12 (Harry Plummer 3 pen, Zarn Sullivan 1 pen)

Round-robin reversals built Tasman resolve [Peter Jones]

The 2020 Mako squad epitomise the word ‘resilience’. The seeds of their 13-12 victory over Auckland were sewn during a testing series of round robin matches. Heavy losses to Auckland, North Harbour and Canterbury sent them back to the drawing board.???