Tasman got off to a great start to their Mitre 10 Cup campaign when they beat Counties Manukau 41-24 in Pukekohe on Saturday.
Former All Black captain Read was playing for his province he supported as a child but could not help then to a win.
Tasman kept their dominance in the final 40 minutes. It was Faingaanuku that scored next in the 53rd minute.
Tasman added penalties from Hunt with Taulani scoring a consolation try with two minutes to go.
Counties Manukau: 24 (Potu Leavasa, Dalton Papalii, Viliame Taulani tries; Baden Kerr pen, 3 cons).
Tasman: 41 (2 Andrew Makalio, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Leicester Faingaanuku tries, Mitch Hunt 4 cons, 2 pens) HT: 17-21.
|September 12, 2020||9:00 am|