Otago thumped in Cup opener

Sio Tomkinson gets wrapped up in a tackle. Photo: Getty Images
Sio Tomkinson gets wrapped up in a tackle. Photo: Getty Images
Otago has been beaten heavily in its opening Mitre 10 Cup match of the season.

Bay of Plenty scored eight tries in a commanding 50-7 win over Otago in Tauranga today.

Otago was second best all day and never got anything going, down 26-0 at the break.

Otago will play Southland on Saturday in its first Ranfurly Shield defence.

Bay of Plenty 50 (Fa'asiu Fuatali 2, Abraham Papali'i, Mitch Karpik, Aidan Ross, Joe Webber, Luke Campbell, Jason Robertson tries; Dan Hollinshead 5 con)

Otago 7 (Sio Tomkinson try, Vilimoni Koroi con)

Halftime: 26-0

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