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Touch wins for 007 and Rascals

Monday April 24, 2017 Written by Published in Touch Rugby
Rehab Rascals’ Kete Winchester manages to goosestep past a diving Top Kopz player on his way for a touchdown in the social mixed fi nal on Wednesday at Nikao Field. 17042230 Rehab Rascals’ Kete Winchester manages to goosestep past a diving Top Kopz player on his way for a touchdown in the social mixed fi nal on Wednesday at Nikao Field. 17042230

Bullet proof 007 capped off their season on a high with the 2017 Bluesky Mixed Touch Open Competition title after a gallant show in the final on Wednesday at Nikao Field.

 

The side which led the competition after the preliminary rounds overpowered Southcoast Scorpions 6-0 in the showdown.

The Scorpions struggled without their key playmaker Peter Masters, who pulled out of the match due to injury.

Despite having no subs, the side put on a spirited performance but was unable to handle the unrelenting pace of the 007 brigade.

Combined with good structures and flair, the 007 team ran in six touch downs to claim the title.

National rep Andy Kapi, who led the 007, was commended by the Cook Islands Touch president Daphne Brown for doing an excellent job with his young side throughout the season.

In the social mixed grade, first-timers Rehab Rascals which enjoyed the debut season with a good turnout of players, turned on the gas to beat the Top Kopz in the final.

“We have had an excellent season with good team numbers, new and young players in the mixed competition,” Brown said.

“The splitting of the social teams to play in one pool along with the introduction of two points for a try by female players led to some high scoring games. It also forced teams to use their female players better.

“The touch executives would like to thank all the mixed teams, team sponsors, referees, supporters and the competition’s major sponsor Bluesky and supporting sponsors Rehab Niteclub for a fantastic season.”

The Most Valuable Player in the mixed touch grade went to Chris Bishop of Southcoast Scorpions who received a brand new cell phone from Bluesky.  -RK

Winners

Finals Social Grade Mixed Competition: Winner – Rehab Rascals, Runner up – Top Kopz, 3rd Place – NT Aroa.

Finals Open Mixed Competition results: Winner – 007, Runner Up – Southcoast Scorpions, 3rd Place – ICI Transformers.