The defending champions, Tasman suffered a heavy defeat against Auckland at Eden Park on Saturday when Auckland beat them easily 31-10.
This also ensure that Auckland overtook Tasman on the log of the Premiership.
The first quarter was hard to watch with both teams just not getting into the game. Execution was lacking for both sides.
But soon after the 20th minute in the first half Auckland got reward for their territory in Tasman half when Choat got over from a rolling maul.
Auckland never really let up after this and showed dominance with ball in hand.They then broke the game up with a stunning three-try burst in just nine minutes before halftime.
Auckland just build on that and before Tasman knew it the game ran away from them.
Auckland 31(24) Tries – Adrian Choat, Marcel Renata, AJ Lam, Tumua Manu, Salesi Rayasi Conversions – Harry Plummer(3)
Tasman 10(0) Tries – Alex Nankivell, Quentin MacDonald
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