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Mitre 10 Cup Power Rankings: Hawke's Bay dethrone Tasman at top

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OPINION: Hawke's Bay Magpies have recorded their fifth victory of the 2019 Mitre 10 Cup season to remain unbeaten and maintain a seven-point lead at the top of the championship ladder.

But more importantly, they've stamped their mark at the top of the power rankings, detroning Tasman.

First-five Lincoln McClutchie was outstanding in their win over Waikato, as they continued to find a way to win games and beat good sides.

They host Taranaki this week, before taking on Bay of Plenty in the battle of the 'Bays'.

Last week: Second ( 1)

This week: Beat Waikato 27-24

They just keep finding a way to win, still unbeaten through five rounds and looking like the best team in the championship. Gareth Evans had a standout game against the Mooloos at the weekend.

Last week: FIrst (-1)

This week: Beat North Harbour 21-17

Their worst performance of the season, which is why they drop to second, but they're still unbeaten and at the top of the........

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