Thursday, August 4, 2011
Pablo Huerte´s Tasman defeat Hawkes Bay in ITM Cup
The second half started well for the home team as replacement backrower, Adam Bradley extended the lead following an attacking scrum but the conversion was not successful and this would go against Hawke´s Bay as Tasman scored a second half penalty and a converted try to replacement backrower, Mark Bright to complete a two point victory. Chilean international, Pablo Huerte played in the second row for Tasman and put in a solid display, incuding being a good ball carrier for the winners. His ability to compete in New Zealand´s domestic competition is a testiment to the quality of rugby players that Chile can produce. Hawke´s Bay fielded a number of Super Rugby players as well as international players such as the Samoan pair of Kahn Fotuali'i and Kane Thompson as well as All Black Hikawera Elliot.
The Tasman Makos have little time to celebrate as they go host powerhouses, Canterbury in Blenheim Friday. Hawke´s Bay, meanwhile play host to Wellington also on Friday.