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League Nines in Paradise off to exciting start

Saturday 7 January 2023 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

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League Nines in Paradise off to exciting start
Ngatangiia Sea Eagles and Arorangi Bears players scramble for possession in an exciting clash on day one of the League Nines in Paradise tournament at the National Stadium in Nikao yesterday. The Bears won 11-9. 23010641

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers suffered a shocking loss to a resurgent Titikaveka Bulldogs on day one of the League Nines in Paradise tournament at the National Stadium in Nikao on Friday.

The Panthers went down to the Bulldogs 10-15 in their first match of the tournament. The Bulldogs lead Pool A and are through to the semi-finals today with two wins after thrashing Arorangi Bears 2 28-0 in their first match.

In the other open men’s matches, Avatiu Nikao Eels defeated Ngatangiia Sea Eagles 18-10. The Sea Eagles went down fighting to Arorangi Bears 1 9-11 in an exciting clash earlier.

In the women’s competition, defending champions Lady Bulldogs made a good start to their campaign beating Lady Bears 8-0. The Lady Bears and Lady Panthers clash ended in a 4-all draw.

In the lone U18 match, Panthers defeated Bears 25-4.

The tournament ends today. Entry fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

Results

Women Panthers 4 Bears 4, Men - A Bears 2 0 Bulldogs 28, Men - B Bears 1 11 Sea Eagles 9, U18 Panthers 25 Bears 4, Women Bulldogs 8 Bears 0, Men - A Panthers 10 Bulldogs 15,

Men - B Eels 18 Sea Eagles 10

Fixtures

Today – 1pm U18 Panthers-Bears, 1.25pm Women Bulldogs-Panthers, 1.50pm Men - A Panthers-Bears 2, 2.15pm Men - B Eels-Bears 1, 2.40pm Women 2nd Ranked-3rd Ranked – Loser, Placed 3rd, 3.05pm Men 1st Ranked PA-2nd Ranked PB – Men’s Semi Final, 3.30pm Men 2nd Ranked PA-1st Ranked PB – Men’s Semi Final, 3.55pm Men 3rd Ranked PA-3rd Ranked PB – Men’s 5th & 6th Placing Match, 4.20pm U18 Panthers-Bears – U18 1st & 2nd Placing Match. Presentation Straight After Match, 4.45pm Women 1st Ranked-Winner Match 14 – Women’s 1st & 2nd Placing Match. Presentation Straight After Match, 5.10pm Men Loser Match 15-Loser Match 16 – Men’s 3rd & 4th Placing Match. Presentation Straight After Match, 5.35pm Men Winner Match 15-Winner Match 16 – Men’s 1st & 2nd Placing Match.