In last years match Tupapa Panthers’ busy pack of forwards contested the collisions to lay the foundation for their win against Arorangi Bears. MELINA ETCHES/22071703
Titikaveka will face Tupapa in the kick-off of the Rarotonga Club 15s Competition today.
Tupapa Panthers went
down to Avatiu Nikao Eels in the 15s final last year.
Tumutoa says they are the likely underdog of the competition.
He said training has
been going well as they try their very best to bring their community together
“We are a team that
is most likely the underdog of the competition and in the process of rebuilding
our club all we can ask of our players is to give it their all.
Coached by the young
Tave Tereapii and an assistant, he said: “We are a family team with a number of
SDA (Seventh-day Adventist Church) brothers.
Some players that
fans and spectators must watch today are the hard running young forwards
Ewen Iro and Bambridge Valoa who will be working the forwards with the
oldest player in the team Likena Vaomotu.
Also, speedster son
of veteran Ilai Bideni, Apisalome Bideni.
He said they will be
looking to team Captain Timothy Tangirere to control the middle with speedster
Costas Dai Boe.
The club is looking
to one day become great again.
Some of the
challenges the club is facing include starting a U16 team together, so a shout
out to players living from Vaimaanaga to Matavera and are keen to have a run in
the U16 team – head down to the Titikaveka field on Tuesday next week.
The Club is looking
for more support from anyone in Titikaveka who is passionate about coaching or
sponsoring their young U16 Team. Feel free to give Tumutoa a call on 87267.
Game 1 draw:
Today: 4:30pm Men – Titikaveka vs Tupapa at Aretere
Saturday: 12:20pm U13 Girls – all clubs- at
Aretere Park, Avatiu.