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Germinators, NukzPower win touch

Wednesday April 11, 2018 Written by Published in Touch Rugby
Jan Dawn Taia of NukzPower races away from FBI Green defenders in the women’s final at Nikao Field on Monday. NukzPower won 4-2. PHOTO: Supplied. 18041025 Jan Dawn Taia of NukzPower races away from FBI Green defenders in the women’s final at Nikao Field on Monday. NukzPower won 4-2. PHOTO: Supplied. 18041025

Germinators and NukzPower claimed the Bluesky Mens and Womens Touch titles at Nikao Field on Monday.

 

In the men’s final, Germinators beat arch-rivals GAT 4-2 while NukzPower defeated FBI Green 4-2 to claim the women’s title.

First up was the women’s grand final between defending champions, the mighty Nukz Power and FBI Green.

As expected the game was intense, but it was the cool-headed NukzPower maidens who got straight into business, getting points up on the board early.

They did well to unsettle an inexperienced FBI Green who took some time to get into the game. 

NukzPower led by two tries at the break.

A courageous FBI Green fought back but couldn’t do enough to break the might of Nukz’ defence. Nukz went on to win their third championship with four touchdowns to FBI Green’s two.   

It was an exciting men’s grand final between the young upcoming Germinators and last season champions, GAT.

Despite the wet muddy conditions, both teams played at pace and put on a great display of ball skills and speed.

However, with no subs, GAT were unable to hold out the structured Germinators’ attack, with the young guns sealing the win 4-2.

In the women’s third place playoff, FBI Red defeated Bounty Hunters 5-3 while Team Transport overcame Team ATT 7-5 to claim the third spot in the men’s division.

Cook Islands Touch president Daphne Brown congratulated NukzPower and Germinators for their outstanding efforts.

“The Cook Islands Touch Association congratulates all the teams and the competition’s major sponsor Bluesky Cook Islands for an excellent men’s and women’s touch season.”

            - CI Touch