NELSON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 29: Mitre 10 Cup Final Canterbury v Tasman Makos on October 292016 in Nelson, New Zealand. (Photo by: Evan Barnes Shuttersport Limited)

Canterbury beat Tasman in Mitre 10 Cup final

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Tasman have lost their second Mitre 10 Cup premiership rugby final in three years thanks to a 43-27 defeat to Canterbury in Christchurch tonight.

A Shannon Frizzel try got the Makos in front 13-12 midway through the first half however Canterbury tries to Richie Mo’unga and Rob Thompson, either side of halftime hurt the Makos.

Billy Guyton and Jesse MacDonald dotted down to keep the Makos in touch but they weren’t able to close the gap to any closer than nine points throughout the second half.