Cook Islander Anthony Gelling made his Warriors debut start on Thursday night against the St George Illawarra dragons, and celebrated by scoring a try in his side’s 20-12 victory.
The match of the week in the domestic rugby league competition was unfortunately a one-sided affair on Saturday, as the Avatiu/Nikao Eels stomped the Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles on their way to a 34-8 victory.
A try from Jovilisi Naqitawa in the final quarter of the match saved the blushes of Tupapa Panthers against Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles in the feature rugby league battle over the weekend.
With their spectacular 64-10 win over the Takuvaine Warriors last week, the Tupapa Panthers are hot on the heels of the first-placed Avatiu/Nikao Eels in the domestic rugby league competition.
Back-to-back wins for the Ngatangiia/ Matavera Sea Eagles over top four contenders has thrown the door open as to who will be competing for the title come the end of the domestic rugby league season.