A last-minute try from Jovilisi Naqitawa ensured Tupapa Panthers kept their hopes of making the national rugby league competition final alive after a come from behind 22-17 win against Arorangi Bears in the playoffs over the weekend.
TUPAPA Panthers are bracing for a tough start to their 2017 rugby league season when they take on Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles in the feature match of round one at Nukupure Park today.
FROM 18-YEAR-old rookies to a 44-year-old who will still have players looking over their shoulders, the Downer NRL Auckland Nines will throw up some spectacular performances. Here are the players that those who are taking part are looking forward to see in action.
“I USED to be with a lot of country boys who hated city life.” Adam Tangata, while very similar at heart, was quite different to his peers, with a sense of adventure resulting in quite an incredible journey around the world.
AITUTAKI Sharks are set to blood new players who will be hoping to sink their teeth into the Cook Islands Rugby League Association 2017 season that gets underway this afternoon.