Tasman have gone to the highest point of the Miter 10 Cup’s prevalence stepping stool with a 47-21 triumph over Otago in Dunedin.
The Mako drove 28-nil at halftime as Otago seemed to battle playing in their third diversion in nine days.
The reward point win took Tasman to 38 focuses on the table, one point in front of Canterbury, while Auckland sits at 36 focuses with an amusement close by.
Initial five Mitch Hunt – who traversed for the Mako’s first attempt – was wherever for Tasman, likewise including seven out of eight transformations.
The hosts oversaw three second half attempts, yet never debilitated Tasman’s lead.
Prior, Bay of Plenty edged Southland 26-22 in Invercargill.
Tasman 47 (Will Jordan 3, Mitch Hunt, Andrew Makalio, David Havili, Tima Faingaanuku attempts; Mitch Hunt 6 con)
Otago 21 ( Matt Faddes, Sio Tomkinson, Slade McDowall; attempts, Tomkinson 3 con).