Makos v Bay of Plenty


9.17pm: Conversion is good. Full time and the Makos win 34-13. Great win Makos.

9.16pm: Try! Pete Samu breaks away and scores in the right-hand corner. It’s a bonus point try too.

9.05pm: Try! Makos’ Kieron Fonotia scores and it’s converted by Marty Banks. Tasman up 27-13 with nine minutes to go.


Shakaia-Lee Kennett, Branco Kennett, Jontaine Learly and Boston Borrell show their true colours at Trafalgar Park.

9pm: BOP kick a penalty goal to close the gap 20-13.

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Makos fan Heather Davidson says she is having a great time at the game. “The game is brilliant and the Makos are ahead so that’s a good thing.” Her husband Graeme was more forthright: “We’re going to smash ’em.”

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BOP fans Aroha Tahau, Lu Axtens and Aimee Meads here to support their team. “It’s our first time in Nelson,” says Aroha. “We’re holding our own [with the crowd], we have a good crew here.”

8.47pm: Penalty kick from Marty Banks extends the Makos lead to 17-10.

8.40pm: Conversion is good. Makos still lead 14-10.

8.38pm: Try to Bay of Plenty.

8.22pm: Half time. Makos up 14-3 after two tries.

8.20pm: Conversion from Marty Banks is over. Score is 14-3.

8.19pm: Try! Mitchell Scott scores in the left-hand corner for the Makos.



7.48pm: BOP kick a penalty. Tasman lead 7-3.

7.47pm: Tasman prop Ross Geldenhuys gets a yellow card for stomping. Lucky to only be yellow!

7.44pm: Banks slots the conversion. Tasman lead 7-0.

7.43pm: Try! Makos number 8 Liam Squire scores after a nice inside ball from Marty Banks. 5-0 with kick to come.

7.38pm: Makos with first chance of the night with Marty Banks lining up a 52 metre penalty goal. But he puts it to the right of the posts.

7.20pm: Good evening everyone and welcome to Trafalgar Park for the Tasman Makos first home game of the season.


Nelson Live will be bringing you updates of the game as well as photos and thoughts of the keen fans in the stands. So keep an eye on us throughout the night.