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Saturday 9 March 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in Rugby league, Sports


Nukupure Park set for thrilling clashes
Lady Bulldogs will face Lady Bears in the senior women’s clash at 4pm this afternoon at Nukupure Park in Ngatangiia. LOSIRENE LACANIVALU/24021810

As the anticipation builds for the next set of rugby league games today at Nukupure Park, all eyes are on the clash between the Titikaveka Lady Bulldogs and the Arorangi Lady Bears in the senior women’s division.

Last week, the Lady Bulldogs showcased their prowess on home ground, giving the formidable Tupapa Lady Panthers a run for their money and winning 18-10.

Their tenacity and skill left spectators in awe, wondering what they have in store for their upcoming match.

However, standing in their way are the determined Arorangi Lady Bears, who have shown no signs of backing down in their quest for victory.

The tension is intense as fans eagerly await the showdown between these two formidable teams. Will the Lady Bulldogs maintain their momentum and secure another impressive win, or will the defending champions Lady Bears rise to the occasion and claim victory? Only time will tell as the stage is set for a thrilling encounter at Nukupere Park this afternoon at 4pm.

The men’s premier division match at 5pm promises to be a battle of strategic minds as the Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles, led by head coach Dion Nepia, take on the Avatiu Niko Eels, guided by Clive Nicholas.

With both coaches renowned for their tactical prowess and clinical approach, anticipation is high for an intense showdown on the field.

Nepia remains focused on building connections within his team during this initial round, emphasising improvement over immediate results, while acknowledging the unbeaten Eels as the benchmark of the league.

The Sea Eagles have already demonstrated their competitive form, leaving spectators wondering about their next move.

Nicholas, on the other hand, emphasises the importance of the right attitude on game day, emphasising a focus on mindset and self-discipline throughout the season.

As fans eagerly await this clash, it’s clear that both teams are prepared to leave everything on the field, setting the stage for a thrilling encounter that could see the Eels facing unexpected challenges from the Sea Eagles.

Among the lineup of thrilling matches at Nukupere Park today, the clash between the Sea Eagles and the Tupapa Panthers in the Under 14 grade promises to be a highlight.

Both teams are known for their youthful energy and determination, making this encounter a must-watch for fans of junior rugby league.

In the U16 division, all eyes will be on the Sea Eagles as they face off against the Arorangi Bears. With both teams eager to prove themselves on the field, fans can expect a captivating performance filled with skilful plays and fierce competition.

Saturday’s matches are bound to deliver unforgettable moments and keep fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle blows.


1.45pm Under 14: Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles vs Tupapa Panther, 2.45pm Under 16: Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles vs Arorangi Bears, 4pm Senior Women: Titikaveka Bulldogs vs Arorangi Bears, 5pm Premier Men: Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles vs Avatiu Nikao Eels