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Wednesday 3 November 2010 | Published in Regional

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This week’s Week of Rugby kicks off this afternoon with the Rarotonga Primary Schools Mixed Rippa Championships at the BCI Stadium starting at 2pm.

Five schools will contest this year’s championships with Avatea Primary defending their 2009 title.

Avarua, Imanuela, Arorangi and Nukutere teams will be putting the pressure on Avatea to snap up the title for themselves.

The championship is a mixed competition which will see combined boys and girls teams take to the field.

The competition will be a round robin format followed by the playoff for first to fifth place.

All schools will play a minimum of 4 games which will be run in 2 8 minute halves

Two games will be run at a time and this is sure to provide plenty of action for parents and the community who are all invited to head to the BCI Stadium and cheer on the kids.

All school teams are to be assembled at the BCI Stadium by 1.45pm for the opening prayer at 1.55pm and kick off at 2pm.

Today’s mixed rippa draw:

G1-2.00pm (field A) Avatea vs Avarua, (field B) Arorangi vs Nukutere

G2-2.20pm (field A) Avarua vs Imanuela, (field B) Avatea vs Nukutere

G3-2.40pm (field A) Arorangi vs Imanuela, (field B) Avarua vs Nukutere

G4-3.00pm (field A) Avatea vs Arorangi, (field B) Nukutere vs Imanuela

G5-3.20pm (field A) Avarua vs Arorangi, (field B) Avatea vs Imanuela

G6-3.45pm Play off (field A) 1st vs 2nd, (field B) 3rd vs 4th

4.05pm – Prize-giving and closing prayer.