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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

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 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)

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

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.

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.

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.