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Tasman to host Canterbury in Nelson semifinal

Nelson is the place to be on Friday night. In a rematch of the 2016 and 2017 Mitre 10 Cup finals, Tasman will play reigning champions Canterbury in the first of two premiership semifinals.

Mako Men & Women Player Awards

The Mako Women team awards were presented to the following:
Mako Woman - Jessica Foster-Lawrence; Iron Woman (Defender) - Crystal Mayes; Team Woman - Anna Bradley; Rookie of the Year - Ann Bradley.

The Mako Men awards went to:
Player of the Year - Will Jordan; Mako Man - Ethan Blackadder; Gallantry (Defender) - Ethan Blackadder; Rookie of the Year - Ray Niuia.

Mako seal home semi-final with win over Hawkes Bay

Tasman Mako 29 (Pari Pari Parkinson, Tim O'Malley, Mitch Hunt, Jack Grooby tries, Hunt 3 cons, 1 pen) Hawke’s Bay Magpies 0. HT: 10-0.

Mako team to play Hawkes Bay named

Tasman: 1 Wyatt Crockett (captain), 2 Andrew Makalio, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 5 Alex Ainley, 6 Ethan Blackadder, 7 Jed Brown, 8 Mike Curry; 9 Finlay Christie, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 11 11 Tima Faingaanuku, 12 Tim O’Malley, 13 Solomon Alaimalo, 14 Tomas Aoake, 15 Will Jordan. Substitutes: 16 Ray Niuia, 17 Ryan Coxon, 18 Isaac Salmon, 19 John Akauolo-Laula, 20 Braden Stewart, 21 Jack Grooby, 22 Rupena Parkinson, 23 Leicester Faingaanuku.

Tasman claim bonus point win in Dunedin

Tasman 47 (Mitch Hunt, David Havili, Andrew Makalio, Will Jordan 3, Tima Faingaanuku tries, Hunt 6 con) v Otago 21 (Matt Faddes, Sio Tompkinson, Slade McDowall tries, Tompkinson 3 con). HT 28-0.

Mako women outclassed by Otago in season finale

Tasman 7 (Anna Bradley try, Hayley Hutana con) v Otago 48 (Isla Pringle, Kilistina Moata’ane, Rosie Kelly, Tegan Hollows, Greer Muir 2, Cheyenne Cunningham, Sammy Wong tries, Kelly 4 con) . HT 0 -33.

Tasman Mako named to play Otago in Dunedin

Tasman: 1 Wyatt Crockett, 2 Andrew Makalio, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 5 Quinten Strange, 6 Ethan Blackadder, 7 Jacob Norris, 8 Taina Fox-Matamua; 9 Jack Grooby, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 11 Tomas Aoake, 12 David Havili (captain), 13 Levi Aumua, 14 Tima Faingaanuku, 15 Will Jordan.
Substitutes: 16 Ray Niuia, 17 Ryan Coxon, 18 Blair Prinsep, 19 John Akauolo-Laula, 20 Braden Stewart, 21 Finlay Christie, 22 Tim O’Malley, 23 Leicester Faingaanuku.

Mako women named to play Otago

Tasman women v Otago: 1 Anna Bradley, 2 Stephani Mitchell, 3 Louise Nalder, 4 Juanita Thomson, 5 Tamara Silcock, 6 Rheanna Wood, 7 Kelly Stanford, 8 Jess Foster-Lawrence (captain); 9 Jamie Paenga, 10 Sophie O’Cain, 11 Amelia Hammett, Staci Kohe, 13 Hayley Hutana, 14 Michelle Curry, 15 Crystal Mayes. Reserves: 16 Kelly Couper, 17 Erika Saunders, 18 Gina Healy, 19 Hannah Beech, 20 Hannah Kelly, 21 Demi Salton, 22 Leti Fotumoala.

Billy Guyton puts family ahead of footy

It was a case of family over footy for Billy Guyton. As the Mako veteran found himself unable to play with his daughter due to concussion symptoms, he knew it was time to hang up the boots.

Tasman earn bonus point win over Wellington

Tasman Mako 28 (Finlay Christie, Solomon Alaimalo, Jacob Norris, John Akau’ola-Laula tries, Mitch Hunt 2 pen, con) v Wellington 22 (Xavier Numia, Galu Taufale, Thomas Umaga-Jensen tries, Jackson Garden-Bachop pen, 2 con). HT: 13-10 Mako