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Mako meets its match with loss to Seawolves in Seattle

Playing the second and final match of its United States exhibition tour, Tasman were given a stern test of their depth and abilities against the two-time Major League Rugby champions at Tukwila, Washington.

Tasman Mako scores first-up US tour win over Houston SabreCats

Tasman Mako 29 (Sam Matenga, Jamie Spowart, Caleb Coventry, Sam Briggs tries; Briggs penalty, 2 conversions; Campbell Morgan-Parata conversion) beat Houston SabreCats 19 (Tiaan Loots, Timothy Cadwallader, Diego Magno tries; Sam Windsor 2 conversions). HT 12-14.

Tasman Mako to test talent depth on United States tour

A 27-strong development team, comprising contracted Tasman players who do not have Super contracts, Tasman B and U19 players, representing the Mitre 10 Cup premiership champions will play games against American Major League side the Houston SaberCats on Saturday January 18 (Sunday NZ time) followed by league champions the Seattle Seawolves on Sunday January 26 (Monday NZ time).

From rags to riches: Tasman complete 14-year journey

Fifteen years ago the Tasman Mako were merely an idea, a concept that had merit but posed more questions than answers. Within 14 seasons, during which the nation’s newest union twice teetered on the edge of oblivion, they have established themselves as one of the powerhouses of our national game.

Tasman Mako crowned Mitre 10 Cup Premiership champions

Tasman 31 (Will Jordan 2, David Havili tries Mitchell Hunt 4 pens, 2 cons) defeated Wellington 14 (Alex Fidow tries, Jackson Garden-Bachop 3 pens)

Tasman secure 2019 Mitre 10 Cup Premiership - Undefeated

Tasman 31 (Will Jordan 2, David Havili tries; Mitch Hunt 2 cons, 4 pens) defeated Wellington 14 (Alex Fidow try; Jackson Garden-Bachop 3 pens)
HT: 23-14

OPINION: Handling adversity key to Mako victory

The ability to handle adversity is crucial to any teams with title aspirations and the Mako had to dig deeper than they have had to at any stage this season to get the job done today.

Season over for Mako women with Otago semi loss

Otago 64 defeated Tasman 10 (Tries: Sydnee Wilkins, Rebecca Kersten). HT: 35-0.

Tasman Mako into premiership final after holding off Wellington 18-9

Tasman 18 (Quinten Strange, Alex Nankivell tries, Mitchell Hunt 2 pens, 1 con) defeated Auckland 9 (Harry Plummer 3 pens)

Mako make history with round robin clean sweep

Tasman 47 (Sione Havili, Leicester Fainga’anuku 2, Tima Fainga’anuku, Alex Nankivell, Hugh Roach, Mitch Hunt tries, Hunt 4 con, David Havili 2 con) defeated Hawke’s Bay 28 (Marino Mikaele Tu’u, Devan Flanders, Jason Long, Caleb Makene tries, Tiaan Falcon 4 con). HT 19-14