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Tasman surprise Canterbury in Nelson

Unbelievable scenes at Nelson's Trafalgar Park greeted a last-minute try to replacement back Kieron Fonotia which gave unheralded Tasman a 25-22 win over Canterbury on Friday.
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Preview: Tasman v Canterbury

Tasman will always have the incentive to sort out its giant neighbour and dominant Crusaders partner any time they play, but the difference between a good effort and a memorable win is something they have only found once to date.
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Acid test for Canterbury tight five

New Canterbury head coach Tabai Matson acknowledges that his inexperienced tight five face a formidable test against their much more seasoned Tasman counterparts in their opening ITM Cup match at Trafalgar Park, Nelson, on Friday night.
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