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Battle of the giants in mixed touch

Wednesday March 21, 2018 Written by Published in Touch Rugby
Shane Gardner will feature for the ICI Transformers in the feature mixed touch match today against Foodland at Nikao Field. Shane Gardner will feature for the ICI Transformers in the feature mixed touch match today against Foodland at Nikao Field.

Two undefeated teams, Foodland and ICI Transformers, will go head to head in the feature clash of the Bluesky Mixed Touch Competition in round seven today at Nikao Field.

 

Both teams lead the competition after recording wins in the past six rounds.

ICI, led by the likes of Puna Hiro, Shane Gardner and young Maeva Mateariki, have proven a tough side to beat in the weekly meet.

Foodland, with the likes of veterans Poso Ngaroi and national sevens coach Vase Samania onboard, have also established themselves in the competition after maintaining a winning streak.

Cook Islands Touch president Daphne Brown said the battle between these two teams would be an interesting one.

She said both teams had quality players at their disposal to turn on the heat in what would be a crucial battle.

“Foodland and ICI Transformers are on equal points and the match (today) will decide who leads the points table in the mixed grade,” Brown said.

“Both of them are good and experienced teams. ICI Transformers, with the likes of Puna Hiro, Shane Gardner and young Maeva Mateariki, have a lot of pace. If these guys stick to their game plan they will be hard to stop.

“For Foodland, they have some old hands in there and their experience will be vital in this match.”

The mixed competition will have two more rounds before teams enter the playoffs.

Fixtures

5.05pm: Field 1 - Team ATT v Aroa T Bags; 5.35pm: Field 1 - ICI Transformers v Foodland, Field 2 - Nukzpower v Mangaia; 6.05pm: Field 1 - 007 v Elegi, Field 2 - Live Smart v Team Transport.