Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles players and fans celebrate after claiming the premier title in the Raro Cars Rugby League 2019. The Sea Eagles defeated the 2018 champs Tupapa Panthers 26-6 in the final. 19060222
Defending champions Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles’ reign is all but over after another heavy loss in the weekly competition.
Sea Eagles suffered another big loss in the Raro Cars Rugby League Competition.
defending champions went down to favourites Tupapa Panthers in their third
match of round two on Saturday.The Darren Piri-coached Panthers thumped
a hapless Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles 86-8 in a one-sided affair at Victoria
heavy loss means the Sea Eagles stand a very slim chance of finishing top four.
to the Panthers match, the Sea Eagles had only one win from six matches and
placed at the bottom of the five-team points table. They defeated Aitutaki
Sharks 32-28 in their second match of round two.
Sea Eagles needed an upset win against the Panthers over the weekend to stand
any chance of finishing in the top four.
last match in the preliminary competition will be against Avatiu Nikao Eels
this Saturday. The second placed Eels recorded a 46-22 win against Arorangi
Bears last Saturday and are the firm favourites against the Sea Eagles this
the other premier match, Aitutaki Sharks will host the Panthers at The Swamp on
vs Sea Eagles: Prems – 86-8 win to Panthers – Panthers try scorers – Peniasi Dakuwaqa (1), Tua Ravula (1), Afereti
Anau (2), Kelepi Komaisavou (2), Jason Potoru (1), Jeremy Campbell (2), Isimeli
Ravula (1), Thomas Toa (1), James Nand (2), Turori Matutu (2), Seruvi Ralulu
Snr (1). Conversion/Penalties: Kelepi Komaisavou (3), Savenaca Junior Buresova