Planet Rugby

Tasman nilled by rampant Stags

10th October 2009 10:10

Share:

Kahn Fotualii tasman

Tasman: Down and out

Tasman were left scoreless by Southland in their Air New Zealand Cup clash on Saturday, after the home side ran in seven tries to record a 41-0 win rout at Invercargill's Rugby Park.

Southland returned to form in emphatic fashion, scoring six unanswered tries in the second half after leading 7-0 at half-time.

Stags full-back Glen Horton crossed for a hat-trick, while Jimmy Cowan, Jason Kawau, John Hardie, and Jason Rutledge also dotted down for Southland.

The win moves Southland up to third on the competition ladder, while Tasman has dropped to seventh - leaving their play-off hopes in the balance.

It took nearly 20 minutes for the southerners to get points on the board, when returning All Blacks scrum-half Cowan finally broke through Tasman's defence after captain Jamie Mackintosh's initial assault on the line was repulsed.

Southland pivot Robbie Robinson converted, but Southland couldn't add to the score before the half-time whistle.

It was a different story in the second half, as Southland showed their intentions within the first two minutes with Horton crossing for the first of his three tries.

The second followed soon after, as the Southland back-line started to run riot, given the perfect platform to perform on thanks to a sterling effort from their relentless forwards.

Centre Kawau and loose forward Hardie added to the score in quick succession before Horton brought up his hat-trick with just over ten minutes to go.

Fittingly, the last try of the match went to hard-working hooker Rutledge, who burrowed over in the corner in the last minute of play.

The scorers:

For Southland:
Tries: Horton 3, J Cowan, Kawau, Hardie, Rutledge
Cons: Robinson 3

Southland: 15 Glen Horton, 14 Matt Saunders, 13 Kenny Lynn, 12 Jason Kawau, 11 Pehi Te Whare, 10 Robbie Robinson, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Hua Tamariki, 7 Tim Boys, 6 John Hardie, 5 Dave Gannon, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Chris King, 2 Jason Rutledge, 1 Jamie Mackintosh,
Replacements: 16 David Hall, 17 Fai Mika, 18 Joe Tuineau, 19 Noa Soqeta, 20 Scott Cowan, 21 Seminar Manu, 22 James Wilson,

Tasman: 15 Robbie Malneek, 14 Blair Cook, 13 Kade Poki, 12 Andrew Goodman, 11 Afeleki Pelenise, 10 Kahn Fotuali'i, 9 Shaun Begg, 8 Mark Bright, 7 Jonathan Poff, 6 Glen Gregory, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Alex Ainley, 3 Tristan Moran, 2 Quentin MacDonald, 1 Sakaria Taulafo.
Replacements: 16 Daniel Perrin, 17 Hamish Cochrane, 18 Daniel Hyatt, 19 Zane Winslade, 20 Ammon Matuauto, 21 Matty James, 22 James Kamana,

Referee: Mike Fraser

Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Friday , September 5
Northampton vs Gloucester19:45
Saturday , September 6
Saracens vs Wasps14:00
Sale vs Bath14:00
Leicester vs Newcastle15:00
London Irish vs Harlequins16:30
Sunday , September 7
London Welsh vs Exeter14:00
More Aviva Premiership fixtures
Rugby Championship
Saturday , September 6
New Zealand vs Argentina08:35
Australia vs South Africa11:05
More Rugby Championship fixtures
Guinness PRO12
Friday , September 5
Ospreys vs Benetton Treviso19:35
Munster vs Edinburgh19:35
Saturday , September 6
Scarlets vs Ulster14:40
Connacht vs Newport Gwent D'gons17:00
Glasgow vs Leinster17:15
Sunday , September 7
Zebre vs Cardiff Blues17:00
More Guinness PRO12 fixtures
Top 14
Friday , September 5
Montpellier vs Castres20:45
Saturday , September 6
Brive vs Toulouse14:45
Clermont Auvergne vs Racing Metro Paris17:00
Lyon vs Oyonnax18:30
Stade Francais vs Bayonne18:30
Grenoble vs La Rochelle18:30
Toulon vs Bordeaux-Begles20:45
More Top 14 fixtures
Currie Cup
Friday , September 5
Western Province vs Eastern Province Kings19:10
Saturday , September 6
Cheetahs vs Pumas15:00
Sharks vs Griquas17:05
Blue Bulls vs Lions19:10
More Currie Cup fixtures
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
ITM Cup
Sunday , August 31
Taranaki 41 - 3 Bay Of PlentyTaranaki vs Bay Of Plenty Report
Auckland 16 - 16 TasmanAuckland vs Tasman Report
More ITM Cup results
Top 14
Saturday , August 30
La Rochelle 37 - 25 ToulouseLa Rochelle vs Toulouse Report
Grenoble 37 - 23 Bordeaux-Begles
Oyonnax 33 - 6 Stade Francais
Castres 30 - 6 BayonneCastres vs Bayonne Report
Racing Metro Paris 17 - 10 ToulonRacing Metro Paris vs Toulon Report
Lyon 24 - 6 Brive
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Griquas 25 - 36 CheetahsGriquas vs Cheetahs Report
Eastern Province Kings 22 - 41 LionsEastern Province Kings vs Lions Report
Blue Bulls 18 - 23 Western ProvinceBlue Bulls vs Western Province Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Counties Manukau 21 - 27 Hawkes BayCounties Manukau vs Hawkes Bay Report
Southland 22 - 33 Otago
North Harbour 16 - 22 WaikatoNorth Harbour vs Waikato Report
More ITM Cup results
Top 14
Friday , August 29
Clermont Auvergne 20 - 21 MontpellierClermont Auvergne vs Montpellier Report
More Top 14 results
Currie Cup
Pumas 32 - 22 SharksPumas vs Sharks Report
More Currie Cup results
ITM Cup
Wellington 21 - 27 ManawatuWellington vs Manawatu Report
Thursday , August 28
Canterbury 48 - 3 NorthlandCanterbury vs Northland Report
Wednesday, August 27
Waikato 17 - 46 TaranakiWaikato vs Taranaki Report
Sunday , August 24
Manawatu 7 - 35 AucklandManawatu vs Auckland Report
Bay Of Plenty 27 - 56 TasmanBay Of Plenty vs Tasman Report
More ITM Cup results
Rugby Championship
Saturday , August 23
New Zealand 51 - 20 AustraliaNew Zealand vs Australia Report
Argentina 31 - 33 South AfricaArgentina vs South Africa Report
More Rugby Championship results
Top 14
Brive 6 - 21 Clermont AuvergneBrive vs Clermont Auvergne Report
Bayonne 38 - 12 Oyonnax
More Top 14 results
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
1Bath00
2Exeter00
3Gloucester00
4Harlequins00
5Leicester Tigers00