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11 June 2021
Monday 24 May 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports
2021 champions Tupapa Panthers at the National Stadium on Saturday night. 21052332
A last minute try from Oki Naea handed Tupapa Maraerenga
Panthers the premier men’s rugby league title at the National Stadium in Nikao
on Saturday night.
Both teams were locked at 18-all when Naea barged his way
through to score the winning try on the hooter to beat the dejected Eels 22-18
in a tightly contested affair.
The Panthers also claimed the reserves grade title beating
Arorangi Bears 38-22. The Bears won the under-19 grade overcoming Ngatangiia
Matavera Sea Eagles 30-10.
In the U16 complimentary match, the Panthers defeated the
In the U14 final, the Panthers overcame the Sea Eagles 30-0
while the Eels won the U10 and U12 titles beating the Sea Eagles.
The U8 match between the Eels and the Sea Eagles ended in a