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Friday 3 May 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in Rugby league, Sports

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Lady Bulldogs ready for challenge
Defending champions Arorangi Lady Bears will take on Titikaveka Lady Bulldogs in the women’s rugby league semifinal this Saturday at the National Stadium in Nikao. 24021811

As the Cook Islands Rugby League Rarotonga 13s competition enters its final knockout rounds at the National Stadium this Saturday, the pressure in the air is intense.

In a do-or-die clash, defending champions Arorangi Lady Bears are set to face off against the Titikaveka Lady Bulldogs, with both teams fiercely vying for a coveted spot in the grand final next week against Lady Panthers.

The stakes couldn’t be higher as the anticipation mounts for this crucial encounter. It’s a battle that promises to be intense, with neither side willing to back down.

The Lady Bears, known for their strength and resilience, will be determined to overcome the formidable challenge posed by the Lady Bulldogs, who have shown remarkable skill and determination throughout the season.

With the mighty Panthers awaiting the winner in the final, every moment of this clash will be filled with suspense and anticipation, making it a game that simply cannot be missed

Lady Bulldogs captain Tehinna Tatuava shared her thoughts on their preparations. “Our focus has been on regrouping and improving from our last game against the Lady Panthers,” she said. “We know facing the Lady Bears will be tough, but we’re working hard as a team to be ready.”

Tatuava emphasised the importance of teamwork, trust, and confidence.

“We can’t underestimate any team, especially the Lady Bears,” she added. “But with our unity and belief in ourselves, we’re aiming for a positive outcome.”

The Lady Bulldogs want to express their gratitude to their supporters.

Tatuava said, “We’re thankful for the continuous support, especially from our families. We hope to see everyone cheering us on this Saturday.”

While the Lady Bulldogs will enter the battle as favourites, the Lady Bears are not to be underestimated. Throughout the season, they have demonstrated remarkable agility, mental endurance, and resilience, proving themselves as formidable contenders.

Under the strategic guidance of coach William Heather, the Lady Bears are poised to unleash a game plan that could potentially upset the odds.

With their hunger for a spot in the final, the Lady Bears are ready to fight tooth and nail, refusing to be counted out.

In the premier men’s semifinal, Avatiu Nikao Eels will take on defending champions Arorangi Bears.