Tasman are yet to record their first log points of the season after they suffered their third consecutive defeat in the National Provincial Cup when they went down 32-23 to Counties Manukau in Blenheim on Sunday.
Counties managed to secure a bonus point by crossing the tryline four times, while the hosts could only manage two five-pointers.
Tasman lock Joe Wheeler and wing Mitchell Scott both dotted down to add to the 13 points from the boot of Andrew Goodman, but it was not enough against a Counties team that made far better use of their opportunities.
Left wing Sherwin Stowers grabbed a second-half brace to add to the two tries - one in each half - scored by fullback Ahsee Tuala. Tasman will be desperate to turn things around after suffering three losses in just over a week, and they have a fight on their hands to save a campaign that is in danger of being over before it has properly begun.
*Hawke's Bay put in a powerful second-half performance and outscored Otago by three tries to one in their comfortable 27-13 National Provincial Championship match in Napier on Sunday.
Hawkes Bay flyhalf Andrew Horell continued his good form off the kicking tee and traded penalties with Glenn Dickson to make it 6-6 before the first try was scored four minutes from the break.
Powerful prop Sona Taumalolo drove over from close range and Horrell duly converted to make it 13-6 to Hawkes Bay at half-time. They took complete control when Daniel Kirkpatrick crossed the whitewash shortly after the break to make it 20-6.
Otago hit back when replacement flank TJ Ioane snapped up a dropped pass and released wing Joe Hill who got over for his team's first try, but it was not enough and Hawkes Bay restored their 14-point lead when scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i scored under the poles after a strong forward drive.
Counties Manukau 32-23 Tasman
Tries: Wheeler, Scott
Cons: Goodman 2
Pens: Goodman 3
For Counties Manukau:
Tries: Tuala 2, Stowers 2
Cons: Lavea 2, Semple
Pens: Lavea 2
Tasman: 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Robbie Malneek, 13 Kieron Fonotia, 12 Andrew Goodman (captain), 11 Mitchell Scott, 10 James Marshall, 9 Steve Alfeld, 8 Mark Bright, 7 Shane Christie, 6 Jonathon Poff, 5 Joe Wheeler, 4 Riki Hoeata, 3 Fai Mika, 2 Francis Smith, 1 Sam Prattley.
Replacements: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Moore or Prattley, 18 Heuete, 19 Liam Squire, 20 Shawn Begg, 21 James Proctor, 22 Jack Umaga, 23 James Hadfield.
Counties-Manukau: 15 Ahsee Tuala, 14 Tyrone Lefau, 13 Bundee Aki, 12 Niva Ta'auso, 11 Sherwin Stowers, 10 Tasesa Lavea, 9 August Pulu, 8 Fritz Lee, 7 Mark Selwyn, 6 Ronald Raaymakers, 5 Jamie Chipman (captain), 4 Taiasina Tuifua, 3 Ihipa Thompson, 2 Grant Henson, 1 Simon Lemalu.
Replacements: 16 Mark Price, 17 Jeremiah Fatialofa, 18 Adam Cathcart, 19 DJ Forbes, 20 David Bason, 21 James Semple, 22 Siale Piutau, 23 Matt Talaese.
Referee: Nick Briant
Hawkes Bay 27-13 Otago
For Hawkes Bay:
Tries: Taumalolo, Kirkpatrick, Fotuali'i
Cons: Horrell 3
Pens: Horrell 2
Pens: Dickson 2
Hawke's Bay: 15 Richard Buckman, 14 Tu Umaga Marshall, 13 Star Timu, 12 Andrew Horrell, 11 Sinoti Sinoti, 10 Daniel Kirkpatrick, 9 Kahn Fotuali'i, 8 Mike Coman (captain), 7 Karl Lowe, 6 Trent Boswell-Wakefield, 5 Bryn Evans, 4 Kane Thompson, 3 Anthony Perenise, 2 Hikawera Elliot, 1 Sona Taumalolo.
Replacements: 16 Danny Logan, 17 Hikairo Forbes, 18 Ben Rettalick, 19 Adam Bradley, 20 Chris Eaton, 21 Ryan McLeod, 22 Gillies Kaka, 23 Lucky Mulipolo.
Otago: 15 Glenn Dickson, 14 Joe Hill, 13 Ben Atiga, 12 Sam Giddens, 11 Buxton Popoali'i, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Sean Romans, 8 Gareth Evans, 7 Eben Joubert (captain), 6 Adam Hill, 5 Tom Donnelly, 4 Rob Verbakel, 3 James McGougan, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Halani Aulika.
Replacements: 16 Peter Mirrielees, 17 Kees Meeuws, 18 Daniel Ramsay, 19 TJ Ioane, 20 Johnny Legg, 21 Jayden Spence, 22 Tony Brown, 23 Scott Manson.
Referee: Matt Muir
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