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29th July 2011 12:20

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Rory Grice Waikato Tasman 2011

Try time: Rory Grice

Waikato grabbed their second win of the ITM Cup season on Friday with a crushing 35-6 victory over Tasman in Hamilton.

In wet conditions at Waikato Stadium, the home got their season back on track in convincing fashion as they bounced back from Tuesday's loss to Bay of Plenty.

After leading 13-6 at half time, the Mooloos bagged a bonus point thanks to tries from full-back Tim Mikkelson, wing Declan O'Donnell, and replacements Rory Grice and Ted Tauroa.

Fly-half Trent Renata also chipped in with a solid performance, contributing 15 points with the boot.

The Makos rarely looked like crossing the whitewash and are left rooted to the foot of the championship table having yet to earn a point.

For Waikato:
Tries: Mikkelson, O'Donnell, Grice, Tauroa
Cons: Renata 3
Pens: Renata 3

For Tasman:
Pens: Goodman 2

Waikato: 15 Tim Mikkelson, 14 Frank Halai, 13 Save Tokula, 12 Rena Schuster, 11 Declan O'Donnell, 10 Trent Renata, 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Alex Bradley (c), 7 Marty Holah, 6 Matt Vant Leven, 5 Romana Graham, 4 Chris Middleton, 3 Ben May, 2 Aled de Malmanche, 1 Toby Smith.
Replacements:16 Marcel Cummings-Toone, 17 Nathan White, 18 Jack Lam, 19 Rory Grice, 20 Brendon Leonard, 21 Sam Christie, 22 Henry Speight, 23 Ted Tauroa.

Tasman: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Robbie Malneek, 13 Jack Umaga, 12 Andrew Goodman (c), 11 Mitchell Scott, 10 James Marshall, 9 Steve Alfeld, 8 Mark Bright, 7 Shane Christie, 6 Liam Squire, 5 Pablo Huete, 4 Filipo Levi, 3 James Hadfield, 2 Quentin MacDonald, 1 Sam Prattley.
Replacements: 16 Francis Smith, 17 Craig Moore, 18 Riki Hoeata, 19 Jonathon Poff, 20 Shawn Begg, 21 Kieron Fonotia, 22 Lucky Mulipola, 23 Fai Mika.

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