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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)

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

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.

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.

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.

Mako maul Lions in Porirua

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

Tasman forwards give Wellington a wet weather rugby clinic in capital

Tasman 19 (Sione Havili, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta tries; Mitch Hunt 3 pen) defeated Wellington 3 (Jackson Garden-Bachop pen). HT: 11-0.

Tasman's second half surge too much for Stags [Peter Jones]

On Sunday, the Mako needed to get their campaign back on track after being dominated by Auckland the previous week, but found the early going tough against a Stags side intent on mounting punishing defence and breakdown pressure. Consequently the home side, who had the wind at their backs in the first half, led only 7-3 at the break, before romping away after oranges to win 47-10.

Tasman captain Havili shines as Mako thrash Southland 47-10

Tasman 47 (Taina Fox-Matamua, David Havili 2, Fetuli Paea 2, Mitch Hunt, Sione Havili tries; Mitch Hunt 4 con, Tim O’Malley 2 con) def Southland 10 (Tony Lamborn try; Greg Dyer pen, con). HT: 7-3

Nelson to host Black Ferns v Barbarians game

An afternoon match on Saturday November 21 has been scheduled between the Black Ferns and a NZ Barbarians side at Trafalgar Park– the final fixture in a series that has ensured some game time for the defending world champions ahead of their title defence next year.