Kicking off the afternoon was last year’s grand finalists the mighty NukzPower and the hardcore Bounty Hunters.
On the whistle, NukzPower wasted no time and settled into the game with some good settling drives and quick passing which saw the ball land in the hands of Tutai Ngametua who flew down the sideline to give NukzPower the first points of the game.
Short on subs, NukzPower needed to play a smart defensive team game to keep Bounty Hunters at arms’ length.
Bouncing back, the young Bounty Hunters regrouped and under the guidance of touch stalwart Lora Tauira, the side clawed their way back into the game with Teiti Tupuna scoring three outstanding tries.
However, lapses in the Bounty Hunters defence allowed NukzPower to push ahead on the points table winning 7 touchdowns to 4. The second women’s game was played between FBI Reds and FBI Green.
Both teams threw everything at each other and it was FBI Reds that scored first. Unfazed, the FBI Green youngsters played with maturity sticking to their game plan driving the ball up hard to gain yards first before going into set plays, pulling off some excellent tries to win convincingly over FBI Reds.
The final score was FBI Green 6 touch downs to FBI Reds 2 touch downs.
The mixed competition will be held this afternoon.
Meanwhile, Cook Islands Touch supporters Bluesky has sponsored polo shirts for the referees this season and for seasons to come.
Touch vice-president Simiona Teiotu said Bluesky has been supporting their Boxing Day Touch tournament.
“On behalf of the Cook Islands Touch executives, players, supporters and all refs, we thank Bluesky for their support,” he said.
“We would also like to thank our co-sponsor CITC Liquor for supporting the Boxing Day tournament and 2018 season.”
- Cook Islands Touch
5pm Field 1 NukzPower-Team ATT (mx), 5.30pm Field 1 Foodland-Elegi (mx), Field 2 ICI Transformers-007 (mx), 6pm Field 1 Team Transport-Aroa T-Bags(mx), Field 2 Mangaia-LiveSmart (mx)