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Taranaki vs Tasman Tips - Taranaki set for victory in NPC quarter-final

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Last updated: 06 Oct 2023
Ralph Staniforth 06 Oct 2023
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  • Taranaki vs Tasman predictions for Saturday’s NPC fixture (18:05 AEST)
  • Hosts have won their last 3 games
  • Can the visitors win away against Taranaki again?
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Taranaki vs Tasman Tips


Tasman did beat Taranaki away earlier this season but have lost their last two games ahead of the quarter-final. This should be a tightly fought game but I’m backing the hosts to come away with the win.
  • Taranaki vs Tasman Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Taranaki Form
  • Taranaki Team News
  • Tasman Form
  • Tasman Team News

  • Taranaki have won their last 3 matches.
  • Tasman beat Taranaki by 11 points in their last meeting.
  • Tasman have lost their last 2 matches.

Head to Head


When these sides met earlier this season it was Tasman who came out on top, winning 29-18.

Taranaki Form


Taranaki finished second on the NPC table, five points off the table-topping Wellington. During the round-robin stage, Taranaki won seven of their 10 games.

In early September, Taranaki lost at home to their quarter-final opponents, Tasman. It was one of their poorer performances as they went down 29-18.

Since then, Taranaki have however won three on the bounce, including a 18-16 success over Auckland. Last weekend Taranaki defeated North Harbour 54-21 at home to secure second place.

Taranaki Team News


Taranaki have no new reported injuries.

Tasman Form


Tasman finished seventh on the table with six wins from their 10 matches. They really should have been higher up the table, but inconsistency plagued them throughout.

After beating Taranaki earlier in September, Tasman beat Counties Manukau 27-17 at home. They then went on to lose their final two round-robin matches to drop down the table.

A narrow 30-28 defeat to Canterbury was followed by a 41-12 loss to Bay of Plenty last weekend. I’m not sure how that will affect the Tasman confidence, but they have tended to perform well against the stronger sides in the competition.

Tasman Team News


Tasman will revert to a full-strength side this weekend.

Verdict

Taranaki are backed for the outright win against Tasman.

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