Discipline cost defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels its first loss of the season as a defiant Tupapa Panthers side pushed their way to an upset 28-26 win over the weekend.
Avatiu Nikao Eels will be hoping to extend their lead in the domestic rugby league competition today when the side takes on Tupapa Panthers at Victoria Park.
No team has discovered a way to stop the tackle-busting ways of James Tedesco and the Wests Tigers fullback had a field day in the greasy conditions amid the big South Sydney forwards.
The Cook Islands Rugby League Masters consisting of members from the different clubs will make their second tour of the NRL Masters Competition to be held in Runaway Bay, Gold Coast from March the 6 to 11.
After an intense 80 minutes battle at The Swamp on Saturday, the rivalry between the Avatiu Nikao Eels and Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles remains undecided.
Brisbane second-row forward Alex Glenn says his side doesn't have time for the critics as they prepare for their NRL season opener against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks on Wednesday night.
In a repeat of last year’s rugby league showdown, Avatiu Nikao Eels will today host Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles in probably the most anticipated match of the 2017 season.