Tasman have kept their perfect start to the Mitre 10 Cup season alive with a 36-0 win over Counties Manukau.

The only team in the entire NPC to have won every game so far this season, Tasman moved to 5-0 by easily dismissing Counties, and keeping them scoreless.

Counties mustered just 111 metres on attack in a limp display, while Tasman were led by Will Jordan, who was the most dangerous man on the park and bagged two tries.

Tasman claimed a bonus point to move to 24 points through five games, with a mammoth 10-point lead in the Premiership over second-placed Auckland, who play Canterbury on Sunday.


Counties remain in fifth on the Premiership ladder, but could fall to last by the end of the week if Canterbury and North Harbour both win their clashes.

Tasman v Counties as it happened: