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Thursday 30 May 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

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Cook Islands Business House Touch Competition heats up
Team Fiber-Optics getting ready for their game on Monday evening. COOK ISLANDS TOUCH/24052917

The Business House Touch competition continued with its round robin game three on Monday, with intense action from between Fiber Optics and ICI (Infrastructure Cook Islands) Crew and Bank Cook Islands (BCI) and Rock College at the National Stadium.

On Field 1, Fiber Optics defeated ICI Crew with a score of 6-3 and KAPS secured a 7-5 victory over Air Raro.

Brew Crew and Te Mavericks Ora, ended their match in a thrilling draw of 6-all, showing remarkable determination, making it clear that neither side was willing to concede easily.

On Field 2, Rock College and BCI were fiercely contested, ending in a draw 3-all, with both teams battling hard for the win.

Another gripping game on Field 2 saw Soul Time edge out CSB by a narrow one-point margin, winning 6-5.

Despite being short of a full line-up for the first half, CSB managed to cross the try line against Soul Time, showcasing their skill and tenacity.

Additionally, Poos & Wees faced off against AIRNZ, with AIRNZ emerging victorious with a 5-3 win.

Vou Williams, president of the Cook Islands Touch Association (CITA), highlighted the increasing participation and friendly rivalries.

Williams said the number of players has increased per team, seeing some friendly rivalries showing that participants are not only having fun but also enjoying the competition.

He said that with just two weeks remaining in the round robin stage, all teams have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills before the pool crossover for the playoffs. The matches have been intense and high-scoring, reflecting the teams' dedication and passion for the sport.

Cook Islands Touch extends its gratitude to the officials for their game management and patience in assisting teams enabling the players to improve their performance week after week.

Round robin game four kicks off next Monday on King's Birthday at the National Stadium, starting at 4:45 pm where teams continue to vie for playoff positions.

  • Solomone Taukei

Results

Field 1: Fiber Optics 6 vs ICI Crew 3, Brew Crew 6 vs Te Mavericks Ora 6, KAPS 7 vs Air Raro 5

Field 2: Poos & Wees 3 vs AIRNZ 5, Rock College 3 vs BCI 3, CSB 5 vs Soul Time 6