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Saturday 2 July 2011 | Published in Regional


After the first 2 weeks of the rugby union competition, the Takuvaine Reds have registered one win and one loss and are keen to take on the Arorangi Cowboys in todays CITC main match of the week at Raemaru Park.

The Reds lost 10-27 against the Ngatangiia-Matavera Flying Dragons in their first game of the season before going on to beat the Tupapa Panthers 27-21 last week.

On the other hand the Cowboys have registered two wins so far this season including a close 28-24 win against the Avatiu Eels before grinding out a 6-3 win against an unlucky Titikaveka Bulls team.

Todays game should be good tester for both teams for the Reds this will be an opportunity to gauge their form against the 2010 champions and for the Cowboys this will be an opportunity to resurrect their campaign after a very lucky escape 6-3 win against the Bulls last week.

In the Reds pack the player to watch, who will give the team directions, is ex-sevens winger Eddie Marama Nicholas, on a comeback trail after serious leg injury.

So far this season Nicholas has scored 5 tries in 2 games.

For the Cowboys watch for busy Number 8 Ina Tapurau Jnr who has been in good form lately so watch for him to kick-start this Cowboys pack into action.

Be at Raemaru Park to find out who wins this weeks main match.

Takuvaine Reds Panapa Haurua, Fotu Banaba, Papa Tuteru, Turoi Browne, Leon Potoru, George Turaki, King Tou, Leon Paniani, Kakaio Ropati, Daniel Ahau, Eddie Marama, Tave Tereapii, Sini Ngametua, Ailaoa Samania, Afato Ione, Rodney Tiro, Ernest Nicholls, Matthew Turangatira.

Arorangi Cowboys David Heather, Terry Mamanu, Timi Tunui, Mattew Tepai, Pierre Rongokea, Waisoi Tuivaga, Ed Teraitua, Ina Tapurau Jnr, Pare Rongokea Jnr, Spoon Marsters, Rouru Une, Sami Speight, Dickie Mataroa, Piri Matapo, Pomare Pokipoki.

In other games today the Bulls take on the Eels at Titikaveka field and the Dragons host the Panthers in Ngatangiia.

- Ruck and maul

Todays draw:

Titikaveka Bulls vs Avatiu Eels at Titikaveka 12.45pm-Under 13, Ref-Vania Tou assisted by club official, 1.30pm-Under 16, Ref-Bishop Bishop assisted by club official, 2.35pm-Under 19, Ref-Tua Manea assisted by Billy Tuaivi and Club Official, 3.50pm-Womens, Ref-club officials, 4.10pm-Senior A, Ref-Simiona Teiotu assisted by Bishop Bishop and Tua Manea.

Ngatangiia Dragons vs Tupapa Panthers at Ngatangiia 1.00pm-Under 13, Ref-Paul Peyroux assisted by club official, 1.50pm-Under 16, Ref-Poso Ngaroi assisted by Kaukura Nia and Club official, 3.05pm-Senior B, Ref-Phillip Strickland assisted by Tangi Toa and Paul Peyroux, 4.10pm-Senior A, Ref-Johnny Hosking assisted by Phillip Strickland and Poso Ngaroi.

Arorangi Cowboys vs Takuvaine Reds at Arorangi 12.00pm-Under 13, Ref-Tangata Samania assisted by Ieremian Tuteru and Kakaio Robati, 12.45pm-Under 16, Ref-Dan Munro assisted by Ieremian Tuteru and Kakaio Robati, 1.50pm-Under 19, Ref-Tutai Tuakana assisted by Vase Samania and Ben Koteka, 3.05pm-Senior B, Ref-Tavake Manuel assisted by Dan Munro and Sean Willis, 4.10pm-Senior A, Ref-Arthur Emile assisted by Tutai Tuakana and Tavake Manuel.