Savenaca (Junior) Buresova of Tupapa Panthers scoring the team’s opening try against Avatiu Nikao Eels. 21051014
An intense battle is expected in the age group divisions at this Saturday’s Raro Cars Rugby League Competition finals at the National Stadium in Nikao.
the under-14 showdown, Tupapa Panthers will take on Ngatangiia Matavera Sea
to competition organisers, the Panthers have been one of the most vicious teams
in the competition “swallowing competitive teams up like chicken”.
in the midst of them all, a young newly recruited Sea Eagles team has slowly
risen to the challenge to prove that they are worthy of the title.
the U16 final, Panthers will be battling the Bears.
a bid to combat clubs playing overage children in age grade matches, Cook
Islands Rugby League Association promised to deliver a game that would cater
for the 14 turning 15 year olds who were too old to play in U14s and too young
to go into U19s as there was a shortage of numbers in this age group.
after last minute registrations, the Association is delivering on their promise
– the U16s would cater for those children playing matches here and there.
the much anticipated U19 final, Arorangi Bears will battle the Sea Eagles.
Bears team is by far arguably Cook Islands Rugby League’s prime team of the
season. With just a loss throughout the season, these guys have been our top
performers!” said the organisers.
Sea Eagles have had few losses but they have managed to bounce back to make the
all odds, this young side has managed to book themselves a spot in the finals
through sheer grit and determination. It’s anyone’s game!”
finals will kick off with U8s match starting at 10.15am.