Defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels made it through to the domestic rugby league showdown after a dramatic semifinal win over Tupapa Panthers over the weekend.
Cook Islands’ strong performance against the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the Pacific Test earlier this month has helped improve the ranking of the national rugby league side by a spot.
A clever dropkick from the Titikaveka Bulldogs against defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels saw the side earn a direct entry to the Cook Islands rugby league domestic competition grand final.
Either the Tupapa Panthers or the Arorangi Bears will finish the domestic rugby league season after the premier match today at the BCI Stadium.
Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles’ application for a judicial review against a Cook Islands Rugby League Association ruling has been quashed by the High Court yesterday.