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Mitre 10 Cup: Premiership Final

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Undefeated Tasman and free-flowing Wellington will lock horns in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership final on Saturday the 26th of October.

Tasman will be looking to cap off a perfect season when they play host to Wellington in Saturday's Premiership semi-finals. The Markos have been unstoppable this year and head into this one as firm favourites with the 'books to take the title.

Tasman v Wellington
Saturday 26 October
Trafalgar Park

To Win (80 Mins)


I could sit here and wax lyrical about the men who call Trafalgar Park home all day but I fear I would miss a massive amount of deadlines.

The Premiership table-toppers have been absolutely unstoppable this term winning all ten of their round-robin phase games while racking up a staggering points total of 391 points while conceding just 114. They scored an average of just over 39 points per game while conceding just over 11 points per fixture.

Tasman arguably put in their worst performance of the season last weekend as they ground out an 18-9 victory over Auckland, with the majority of their points coming in the final ten minutes of the fixture. It's not actually too bad a thing that Tasman struggled in their semi-final as they won't be taking anything for granted come this weekend's clash.

The Lions, while not as spectacular as Tasman, also enjoyed a solid round-robin phase winning seven of their fixtures while drawing another. Their two defeats came at the hands of Tasman (45-8) and North Harbour 42-34.

The visitors were far more clinical during their semi-final with Canterbury as they ran their opponents ragged finishing the game as 11 point victors. They did let in some soft tries, however, and this will be something of a worry as Tasman are generally a very clinical side.

Verdict: Tasman
Both these teams like to play attacking rugby so this one could be a rather high-scoring final. I can see Tasman winning a game that passes the 50 point total points line by more than ten points.   

Written by Darry Worthington for Hollywoodbets 

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