Tasman's registered the first upset of the ITM Cup with a 25-22 victory over Canterbury in Nelson.
The Makos dominated for long periods, but appeared to have their hopes dashed when a late try to Canterbury winger Johnny McNicholl put the visitors in front.
However, Tasman rallied and a late charge-down saw the ball end up in the hands of replacement Kieron Fonotia, who crashed through a handful of defenders to score under the posts.
The hosts were the better side for the majority of the game, and outscored their neighbours three tries to one.
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