Matariki Wilson

Matariki Wilson

Panthers maul Eels

Monday September 30, 2019

Tupapa were tryless in the weekend’s grand final, yet the sure boot of Viiga Rupena gave Avatiu Eels a kicking.

Defending club rugby champions the Tupapa Panthers managed to claw out a 14-9 win in the evenly contested semi-final match against the Arorangi Cowboys that went right down to the wire.

Australian runner Steve Isles is back home now with a holiday souvenir he won’t forget – the 2019 overall Round Raro Road Race.

Panthers through to rugby final

Monday September 23, 2019

The Tupapa Panthers booked their Senior A rugby finals sspot against the Avatiu Eels, beating Arorangi Cowboys 14-8 in a tightly-contested semi-final this weekend.

Ball possession the key to semi-final

Saturday September 21, 2019

Whichever team turns their ball possession into points will win today’s semi-final club rugby match between the Tupapa Panthers and Arorangi Cowboys.

Round Raro: 10km: further than ever!

Thursday September 19, 2019

Makayla Ibbetson recalls having to get up begrudgingly at 4.30am as a young Girl Guide, to prepare and staff the crucial water stations on the Round Raro course. But as the day went by she found herself enjoying the company of her fellow guides and the role of supporting the runners.

Slippery like an Eel

Monday September 16, 2019

Hosts the Panthers were the favourites to win the semi-final matchup of the one-round competition after a convincing 22-6 drubbing of the Eels in the round games.

More than 200 club netballers and supporters took to the road early Saturday morning for a run-a-thon to raise funds for upcoming netball campaigns – as well as using the run as extra training.

Barnstorming in the sunshine …

Saturday September 14, 2019

The forecast for Rarotonga this weekend is ‘fine apart from brief showers’ – which means perfect conditions for all sporting activities be it based on land, water or in the air.

Global rugby will be the lesser without the continued development and support of Pacific rugby.

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