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23 January 2021
Saturday 9 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports
Titikaveka Bulldogs defeated Ngatangiia Sea Eagles 21-4 in their first match at the League Nines in Paradise tournament yesterday. 21010819
champions Arorangi Bears made a poor start to their Cook Islands Rugby League
Nines in Paradise tournament campaign at the National Stadium in Nikao
lost to minnows Aitutaki Sharks 10-22 in their opening match before beating
Ngatangiia Sea Eagles 22-6. In their third match, the Bears went down to
Titikaveka Bulldogs 8-10.
losses have reduced the Bears chances of making the top four, the side faces
must win in the remaining two matches against the undefeated Tupapa Panthers I
and Avatiu Eels today.
Darren Piri-coached Panthers I made a superb start, thrashing their development
side, Tupapa Panthers II, 52-10 before beating the Bulldogs 35-6 and the Sharks
led by veteran Clive Nicholas also remain undefeated after overcoming Panthers
II 30-6, Aitutaki Sharks 17-14 and Ngatangiia Sea Eagles 29-8.
Islands Rugby League secretary general Robert Graham says he is pleased with
the competition level on day one.
was particularly impressed with the performance of Aitutaki Sharks who are on
track of a top four finish.
were some pretty good games played despite the heat, we have been advising
players to keep themselves hydrated during the tournament,” he said.
expecting more exciting matches (today) and bigger crowd coming to support
Patricia Taea of Rarotonga fends off a Wale-Pa Enua defender. 21010825
women’s competition, the Sharlene Atai-led Rarotonga were undefeated yesterday
after overcoming Wale – Pa Enua 27-0 and Tupapa 9-4.
two matches kick off at 10am.
Eels 30 Tupapa Panthers 2 6; M Ngatangiia Sea Eagles 4 Titikaveka Bulldogs 21;
M Arorangi Bears 10 Aitutaki Sharks 22; W Rarotonga 27 Wale - Pa Enua 0; M
Tupapa Panthers 1 51 Tupapa Panthers 2 10; M Avatiu Eels 17 Aitutaki Sharks 14;
M Ngatangiia Sea Eagles 6 Arorangi Bears 22; W Arorangi Bears 4 Tupapa 5; M
Tupapa Panthers 1 35 Titikaveka Bulldogs 6; M Tupapa Panthers 2 12 Aitutaki
Sharks 27; M Avatiu Eels 29 Ngatangiia Sea Eagles 8; W Rarotonga 9 Tupapa 4; M
Tupapa Panthers 1 39 Aitutaki Sharks 25; M Titikaveka Bulldogs 10 Arorangi
Bears 8; M Tupapa Panthers 2 12 Ngatangiia Sea Eagles 40; W Wale - Pa Enua 0
Arorangi Bears 32
10am M Tupapa Panthers 1-Arorangi Bears; 10.25am M Aitutaki Sharks-Ngatangiia
Sea Eagles; 10.50am M Titikaveka Bulldogs-Avatiu Eels; 11.15am W
Rarotonga-Arorangi Bears; 11.40am M Tupapa Panthers 1-Ngatangia Sea Eagles;
12.05pm Arorangi Bears-Avatiu Eels; 12.30pm M Titikaveka Bulldogs-Tupapa
Panthers 2; 12.55pm W Tupapa-Wale - Pa Enua; 1.20pm M Tupapa Panthers 1-Avatiu
Eels; 1.45pm M Arorangi Bears-Tupapa Panthers 2; 2.10pm M Aitutaki
Sharks-Titikaveka Bulldogs; 2.35pm W Semi Finals; 3.00pm W Semi Finals; 3.25pm
M Semi Finals; 3.50pm M Semi Finals; 4.15pm W 3rd & 4th Placing; 4.40pm
Presentation Of Women's 3rd Trophy; 4.50pm M 3rd & 4th Placing; 5.15pm
Presentation Of Men's 3rd Trophy; 5.25pm W Finals; 5.50pm Presentation; 6.00pm
M Finals; 6.30pm Presentation.