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Thursday 18 April 2024 | Written by Solomone Taukei | Published in National, Sports, Touch Rugby


KAPs conquer Mixed Touch competition with dominant final win
Team KAPS with the Cook Islands Touch Association mixed competition title. SOLOMONE TAUKEI/24041713

The 2024 Mixed Touch Season Competition wrapped up on Monday with thrilling semi-final and final matches that showcased the talent and competitiveness of the participating teams at the National Stadium in Nikao.

After weeks of intense competition, the teams left it all on the field in their hopes for victory.

Each team brought a unique style of play, contributing to an exciting and memorable season for fans and players alike.

The competition featured seven teams: Outlaws, Kaps, 007, Nukz Power, Huffing & Puffin, JAWS, and CISNOC.

The finals of the Mixed Competition provided plenty of excitement for spectators. In the third-place playoff, 007 faced off against Nukz Power in a close contest. Ultimately, 007 emerged victorious with a narrow 5-4 win, securing the third place in the competition.

In the highly anticipated showdown, Outlaws clashed with Team KAPs. KAPs displayed exceptional skill and teamwork, dominating the match to claim a convincing 9-5 victory over Outlaws.

With this win, KAPs secured the top spot in the competition and celebrated their outstanding performance throughout the season.

Several players were recognised for their outstanding contributions throughout the season.

The top female and male try scorers’ awards went to Nicol Tiaore from Outlaws and Logan Ahau from KAPs, respectively. Both showcased their scoring abilities, each scoring an impressive 16 tries.

Teurarii Macquarie from Nukz Power was recognised as the Most Improved Female Player, while Logan Ahau again from KAPs received the Most Improved Male Player award. Both players demonstrated significant growth and dedication to their teams’ success.

The Young Gunz Award went to TK Tutai, a talented 13-year-old player from Nukz Power. Despite his young age, Tutai displayed maturity and skill on the field, earning recognition as a rising star in the competition.

Cook Islands Touch Association thanked all those who played pivotal roles in ensuring the success of this year’s competition.