Sea Eagles on the brink of creating history

Tuesday April 16, 2019 Written by Published in League

Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles are two wins away from creating major history in the domestic rugby league competition.

 

The Muri-based side remains the only unbeaten team in the Raro Cars Rugby League Competition 2019 after yet another impressive win over the weekend against defending champions Tupapa Panthers.

And with two more matches to play, the Sea Eagles are on the verge of becoming the first club to finish the preliminary rounds without a loss.

Against the Panthers at Nukupure Park on Saturday, the Sea Eagles once again came from the dead to clinch a close 20-18 win in a thrilling encounter.

The visitors led at the half-time and looked certain to become the first team to spoil the Sea Eagles winning run. However the resilient home side fought back and managed to secure a slender two point win to remain unbeaten in the weekly competition.

The Sea Eagles pulled a similar feat against Avatiu Eels in the earlier round after a brilliant second-half performance that included a field goal in the dying stage helped them secure a 23-22 win.

The Bobby Hansen-coached side has matches remaining against Aitutaki Sharks and Arorangi Bears.

The Sea Eagles, who are on a bye this weekend, will head against the Sharks and Bears as the favourites to win.

In the other premier clashes over the weekend, the Eels managed to beat the Sharks 30-14 on Friday.

The win proved a crucial one for the Eels, who are hoping to finish in the top four to remain in the run for a place in the finals.

Arorangi Bears cemented their top four placing after an important and a close win against Titikaveka Bulldogs 24-22.

The Bears will take on the Eels this weekend in the feature match of the round while the Bulldogs will play the Panthers.

Both matches are important as the results will determine the top four standings.

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