Marty Banks reached 200 ITM Cup points for Tasman in only 10 matches from his first appearance – an NPC record for fewest games to reach this milestone in first division play. It would be a record for all divisions if Jarrod Cunningham had not scored a neat 200 for the Central Vikings in their first season (1997), but that was an oddball case anyway. Banks ended Sunday’s match with 211 points for the union and already has Andrew Goodman’s career record of 291 points for Tasman firmly in his sights. He had previously played ten matches for Buller in the Heartland Championship, and scored 131 points in those matches as well.