RBDC steal honours in touch thriller

Wednesday December 28, 2016 Written by Published in Touch Rugby
Puna Hiro of Northern Stormers dives for a try, which was later disallowed, against Southcoast Scorpions during the Boxing Day Touch Tournament at The Swamp on Monday. 16122708 Puna Hiro of Northern Stormers dives for a try, which was later disallowed, against Southcoast Scorpions during the Boxing Day Touch Tournament at The Swamp on Monday. 16122708

IN A tit-for-tat battle, RBDC made a final surge for the try line to steal the Cook Islands Touch Boxing Day tournament title from under the nose of Southcoast Scorpions at The Swamp on Monday. The pulsating showdown lived up to expectations as both teams exchanged tries and were tied 3-all with seconds remaining on the clock.

 

RBDC, led by Conrad Piri and Jeff Halston, managed to clinch the winner just before the hooter to win the 2016 Boxing Day Touch tournament. The side received a trophy and credit vouchers courtesy of sponsors Bluesky Cook Islands.

Second place went to Mongoose, who defeated NT Aroa from Arorangi, while 007 beat Wiggles to finish third in the day-long tournament.

The most valuable player awards went to Tamaiva Mateariki (Mongoose) and Eri Short (Bulletz). The duo received mobile phones worth close to $1000 each. The young best male player award went to Phoenix Estall and the young female best player to Tutemaeva Poaru. “Piss Heads” won the best-dressed team award.

The annual tournament, which has been running for over two decades, had 16 teams competing. Competition coordinator June Putere was pleased with the competition level and said participating teams had clearly enjoyed the day.

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  • Comment Link Ace Marsters (South Coast Scorpions Manager) Wednesday, 28 December 2016 13:24 posted by Ace Marsters (South Coast Scorpions Manager)

    The annual Boxing Day Touch Rugby Tournament, is a great day for competitive teams & also fun for social teams. This year's Boxing Day is the Greatest Day for my team's debut at the Grand Final, Unfortunately, The end results disheartening & disappointing. My players played there harts out for me cause knowing I've put in a team every year as the invisible team i never gave up year after year, till this year. We only lost 1 Game which was the finals against RBDC which i give thanks to that team, that's the best game I've ever had through-out my years. We walked away with the ( 5th PRIZE ) 2nd Placing/Runner's Up Trophy etc should of being ours for the taking, we've earned our way to the Grand Finals and to be given 5TH PRIZE!? Where's the Justice in that. I'm not shooting the writer, Please Take a look on some of the Touch Executives Facebook Page you'll see they, them the Touch Association Posted WE ( South coast Scorpions) came 2nd placing ? All, i ask is for my team to be given that 2nd Placing / Runner's Up Trophy etc to carve our name as a legacy that we made it to the finals... Please, Where's your hart Touch Association ? This is my passion, that you've crushed.

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