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Panthers face Eels in feature rugby union match

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports


Panthers face Eels in feature rugby union match
Avatiu’s Lui Nicholas clears the ruck against Tupapa Panthers. MELINA ETCHES/ 21071801

The Rarotonga Club 15s round two competition starts today with rivals Tupapa Panthers taking on Avatiu Nikao Eels in the feature Senior A clash at 4pm.

Takuvaine Reds will play Arorangi Bears in the other Senior A clash at 2.30pm.

The Panthers are unbeaten from three matches and lead the competition points table while the Eels have lost twice from three matches.

The Eels have managed to beat the Reds and lost against the Panthers and the Bears in round one.

Today’s matches will be held at Victoria Park in Tupapa.


Victoria Park, Tupapa: 10am: Opening prayer by the hosts, 10.15am: U9 & U11s – Quick Rip (Boys & Girls) – Panthers v TKV, Bears v Eels, Bears v Panthers, TKV v Eels, TKV v Bears, Panthers v Eels (All 10 minutes games); 11.30am: U13 Rugby 10s (2x10mins): Eels v Bears, 12 noon: U16 Rugby 15s (2x 20mins): Eels v Bears (Ref        Ben Koteka     Assist Ref. Club officials ); 12.45pm: Women’s 7s: Takuvaine Reds v Eels (Ref William Taripo, Assist Ref. Club Officials); 1pm: U19 Rugby 15s (2x 30mins): Eels v Bears (Ref Lewis Tata, Assist Ref. Club officials); 2.10pm: Women’s 7s – Takuvaine Reds v Bears (Ref Lua Tua, Assist Ref. Club officials); 2.30pm: Takuvaine Reds v Bears (Ref Teokotai Bruno TouAriki, Assist Ref. Dawn Crummer/Marty Mitchell), 4pm: Senior A: Panthers v Eels (Refs Tua Ngaputa, Assist Ref. Simiona Teiotu/Lewis Tata. Coordinator: Ben Koteka/Dawn Crummer).