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Tuesday 12 July 2011 | Published in Regional


The Avatiu Eels senior A rugby team are currently leading the division although theyve lost 1 of their 4 games compared to the Arorangi Bears whove won all 4 of their games so far this season.

The Eels are ahead because theyve milked the bonus points on offer being 4 points for a win, 1 point for scoring 4 tries or more.

Losing teams can even earn a point if they manage to stay within 7 points of the winning team.

On the ladder, the Eels sit in top spot with 18 points followed by the Cowboys on 17 points, Ngatangiia-Matavera Dragons in third with 16 points, Titikaveka Bulls on 8, Takuvaine Reds on 7 and the Tupapa Panthers have 4 points.

In the Senior B division, the Titikaveka Bulls are a clear leader with 12 points closely followed by the Cowboys on 10 points, Reds on 8, Eels on 7, Dragons on 6 and the Tupapa Panthers on 3 points.

The Arorangi Cowboys are the leaders in the under 19 division with 10 points closely followed by rivals the Avatiu Eels on 9 points.

Sitting in third are the Bulls and Panthers on 5 points each while the Reds have 3 points.

The Arorangi Cowboys is the team to watch in the under 16 grade as they lead the division with 12 points and are the current holders of the Powerade Cup.

The Tupapa Panthers are in second with 10 points followed by the Titikaveka bulls on 8, Dragons on 6, Eels on 5 and the Reds on 3 points.

In the grassroots level the Tupapa Panthers are the leaders of the under 13 division with the Cowboys and Eels on 10 points each.

The Dragons are on 8 points and the Bulls and Reds both share 4 points each.