The afternoon games began with Bluesky and Tereora taking on two top sides in ICI Transformers and 007.
Unfazed by the reputation and experience of these two top sides both Bluesky and Tereora were able to find holes in their otherwise solid defence to cross the try line and notch up points. ICI won against Bluesky 11-2 and 007 won against Tereora 11 -1.
It was a tough battle between General Transport and Mangaia. A well timed plant and scoop from Kiki Sword and Bim Tou saw General Transport take the lead.
However, lapses in the General Transport control of the ball allowed Mangaia back into the game to sneak ahead winning 3-2.
The young Team ATT were just too quick for Airport. The Peraua boys mixing it up with fancy footwork to score some brilliant tries. Team ATT winning 7-1.
The last game of the night, saw a better structured touch match between the Pacific Games train-on Touch Squad and KAPS.
It was a tit for tat game with both teams trading tries and playing at pace. KAPS kept the pressure on forcing the touch squad to work hard to earn its points. Outstanding for KAPS was their Kiwi import Mark Tudehope showing his class.
This week sees the Bluesky open men’s and women’s competition playing the second round of games.
Due to the odd number of teams in the Bluesky men’s competition, Team GAT will play twice this week and back to back.
- Cook Islands Touch
Bluesky 2 ICI Transformers 11, Tereora 1 007 11, General Transport 2 Mangaia 3, Team ATT 7 Airport 1, KAPS 5 Touch Squad 6
5pm Field 1 GAT-Germinators (m), Field 2 Bounty Hunters-FBI (w); 5.35pm Field 1 Team ATT-GAT (m), Field 2 NIKS-Nukz Power (w); 6.10pm Field 1 Kuki Squad-Nines Squad (m)