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Touch competition heats up

Wednesday 25 May 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Sports, Touch Rugby

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Touch competition heats up
(File photo) Action from round five Touch competition held on February 28. Photo: Ronnie Si’ulepa/22032121

With the recent wet weather conditions, the Touch Association had to take their opens touch finals to Ngatangiia field, and the weather held up.

First up was the ladies semi-finals. 

On field one, the top of the pool Nukz Power took on fourth placing Bounty Hunters.  Nukz Power took out that game 4 - 2. 

The field featured second and third place getters FBI and Nikz which came down to a drop off, and FBI taking out that game.  

Then the men battled it out for finals.  Playing for third and fourth spot was Nukz Power and team GAT. 

A very fast paced game with some good play from Vernon and Jarves for Nukz Power as well as Andy, Puna and Oscar for team GAT. 

Winner for that game was team GAT taking it out 3 - 2.

On field 1, last year's winners team ATT took on team Atiu.   

Another fast game that took it to three each at full time.  Drop off was played, and team ATT came out victors from a nice try from Venga.  

The final game of the day was played for third and fourth spot between Bounty and Nikz, which came down to another drop off, and Nikz was able to take out third spot.

The grand final game between FBI and Nukz Power ladies saw a tight game being held at one each at half time.  FBI had some great plays from Kura Moekaa, Hinaah Tatuava, Tiarn Brown and Patty Taea to name a few. 

Experienced touch reps Julz Westrupp and Rima Browne gave it a good fight using the young guns in the team and especially in the middles, young Mahana Syjp and Tashi Kopu. 

But the FBI team was able to dominate the second half and the final score was 3 – 2. 

Team ATT and FBI took out the opens division.  Later there will be mixed finals again in Ngatangiia.  Categories to be played will be 18s, Open and Marsters.