Tupapa Panthers’ Jeremy Campbell breaks away from Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles defenders at Nukupure Park on Saturday. The Panthers smashed the Sea Eagles 84-8. In the other premier match, Avatiu Nikao Eels defeated Arorangi Bears 34-24 at Raemaru Park. In the women’s match played on Friday, Titikaveka Bulldogs defeated Tupapa Panthers 14-8.
Defending champions Tupapa Panthers had an easy start to their 2021 domestic rugby league campaign after their opponent Titikaveka Bulldogs failed to field a full team in round one competition on Saturday.
The process to determine future hosts of the men’s and women’s Rugby World Cups has officially kicked off with the start of the Dialogue phase, enabling interested nations to start to shape bids that are great for hosts and rugby, World Rugby reports.