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Mako women too strong for Taranaki Whio

Tasman Mako 36 (Rebecca Kersten 2, Stephani Mitchell, Tamara Silcock, Wairakau Greig tries, Hayley Hutana 4 con, pen) Taranaki Whio 22 (Iritana Hohaia 2, Lavenia Nauga-Grey, Alesha Williams tries, Chelsea Fowler con). HT: Tasman 26-0.

Former Tasman mentor keen to slow Mako momentum

Former Mako coach Kieran Keane, a life member of the union who guided Tasman’s fortunes from 2009-16, will bring his North Harbour team to Trafalgar Park, intent on ending the home side’s flying start to the season.

Mako women make promising start at Lansdowne

FPC: North Harbour 22 defeated Tasman Mako 10 (Wairakau Greig, Jess Drummond tries). HT: 5-5.

Mako crush Steelers 36 - 0 in Pukekohe

Tasman 36 (Will Jordan 2, Levi Aumua, Sam Moli, Leicester Faingaanuku tries, Mitch Hunt 3 cons, Tim O'Malley 1 con 1 pen) defeated Counties-Manukau 0.

What's On at Mako home games in Nelson

Friday 27 September – a Double Header
5.05pm – Farah Palmer Cup – Tasman Mako v Hawke’s Bay Tui
7.35pm – Mitre 10 Cup – Tasman Mako v Auckland
- Friday Fashion at the Footy

Sunday 6 October, 2.05pm v Northland
- Family Day with Pic’s Peanut Butter.

OPINION: Taranaki’s ‘bully boy’ tactics unable to intimidate Mako

At halftime in Sunday’s Tasman v Taranaki match-up at the Bullring in New Plymouth one of the ‘Naki coaching staff let slip that the home side had talked before the game of “being the bully”.

Mako tame Bulls in New Plymouth

Tasman 28 (Tima Faingaanuku 2, Andrew Makalio, Finlay Christie tries, Mitch Hunt 1 cons, 2 pens) defeated Taranaki 18 (Lachlan Boshier, Waisake Naholo tries, Waite 2 pens, 1 con)

OPINION: Mako seize opportunity to develop depth

Players such as hooker Hugh Roach, flanker Jacob Norris, midfielder Tim O’Malley, wingers Tima Faingaanuku and Jamie Spowart were given a starting opportunity and seized their moment eagerly. Front rowers Sam Moli and Isaac Salmon, new halfback Uchida Keisuke, plus utility back Fetuli Paea grabbed big minutes off the bench.

Mako maul Manawatu in Marlborough

Tasman 64 (Jamie Spowart 3, Liam Squire, Hugh Roach, Jordan Taufua, Finlay Christie, Jacob Norris, Will Jordan, Ethan Blackadder tries, Mitch Hunt 4 cons, Tim O’Malley 3 cons) defeated Manawatu 3 (Otere Black pen)

Mako canter 23-8 over Canterbury

Tasman dominated the red and blacks right from kick-off this afternoon, declaring themselves as early competition favourites with the 23-8 victory.

Tasman 23 (Levi Aumua, Leicester Faingaanuku, Shannon Frizell tries, Mitch Hunt 1 cons, 2 pens) defeated Canterbury 8 (Josh McKay tries, Brent Cameron 1 pen)