|Tough start for Tasman women|
At Lansdowne Park on Saturday the Golden Bay Fruit Tasman Mako women’s team opened their Farah Palmer Cup campaign with a 62-0 loss to Wellington Pride.
The northerners, a division one side, led 36-0 at halftime. It was a rude awakening for the Mako, who have previously played in the second division section.
Coach Mel Bosman said, “now they all know what division one is all about. It was a bit of a shock to the system for some, but they will learn from it and get better.”
Replacement fullback Bethan Manners was player of the day, while flankers Elisha Godsiff and Tamara Silcock, plus hooker Steph Mitchell got special mentions.
On Saturday they play Manawatu in Palmerston North with an 11.35am kick off.