Spirit thump Tasman to reach final

Tasman blindside flanker Tamara Silsock tries to drag down Otago second five-eighth Teilah...
Tasman blindside flanker Tamara Silsock tries to drag down Otago second five-eighth Teilah Ferguson during their Farah Palmer Cup semi final match today. Photo: Gerard O'Brien
The Otago Spirit will host Hawke's Bay in the Championship final after it dispatched Tasman 64-10 at Forsyth Barr Stadium today.

Hawke's Bay prevailed 46-31 against Northland  in the other semifinal and will travel south this weekend.

Otago had too much pace out wide for Tasman and scored five first-half tries to lead 35-0.

First five-eighth Rosie Kelly had a tremendous match. She skipped in for two tries and drilled seven conversions in a 24-point haul.

The midfield pairing of Teilah Ferguson and Amy Du Plessis got a lot of traction and openside flanker Morgan Henderson put in a good shift.

But Kelly was the star. Her attacking instincts put her side on the front foot and she will be a threat in the final if she maintains her form.

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