After failing to attract most of the age group teams last weekend at the Happy Valley field, CIRU development manager Ben Koteka hopes for a better turnout at Raemaru Park in Arorangi which will host the juniors, under-13 and U16s matches tomorrow.
Koteka said with Te Maeva Nui preparations underway, most of the youngsters were involved in the dance practices with their respective groups part of the annual celebrations.
In the Senior A match of the week, Arorangi Cowboys will host the Tupapa Panthers.
In the other Senior A match, the Bulls will host defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels, not the Reds as earlier reported, in Titikaveka.
Today: Titikaveka Field – 4.30pm Under 19 Titikaveka Bulls-Takuvaine Reds (Refs: Arthur Emile, Assist Refs: Tutai Taurarii/Dawn Crummer).
Tomorrow: Arorangi Field – 11am Junior’s Grades – All Clubs (Refs: Club Officials), 12 noon Under 13 – All Clubs (Refs: Club Officials), 1pm Under 16 – All Clubs (Refs: Ben Koteka, Assist Refs: Paul Allsworth/Toru Orii), 4pm Senior Premier – Arorangi Cowboys-Tupapa Panthers (Refs: Teokotai Tuaivi Jr, Assist Refs: Paul Allsworth/Arthur Emile). Titikaveka Field – 4pm Senior Premier - Titikaveka Bulls-Avatiu/Nikao Senior (Refs: Tua Ngaputa, Assist Refs: Paul Peyroux/Abel Masters)