Cook Islands Grand Final this Weekend

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  1. LeagueXIII

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    Both the Premier Grade starts at 12.30pm Aust time and Reserve Grade KO 10.30am can be viewed here Sunday Australian time:

    Avatiu Eels vs Tupapa Panthers

    Tupapa Panthers v Ngatangiia Sea Eagles
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  2. LeagueXIII

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    Panthers won both grades.

    Winning the prems 26-24.
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    The John Kenning player of the match for 2018 went to:
    Sam Mataora

    Best coach: Darren Piri

    Referees and line umpires: Tua Manea, Poso Ngaroi, Dawn Crummer
    These are the 2 teams that proudly represented their clubs, village, families and jerseys.

    Tupapa Panthers:
    Teina Savage (C), Mosese Naliva, Jovilisi Naqitava, Seruvi Ralulu Snr, Joe Vetaukula, Edward Nicholas, Jamian Iroa, Natave Tereapii, Sam Mataora, Tevita Tora, Okirua Naea, Rangi Piri, Thomas Toa, Othiniel Joseph, Filipo Schmidt, Eric Newbigging, Seruvi Ralulu Jnr.

    Ngatangiia / Matavera Sea Eagles:
    Daniel Toa (C), Dominique Noo, Shaiquan Terekia, Matthew Sakai, Stormel Ruatoe, Ben Wemin, George Terekia, Usaia Sivo, Ngamata Miriau, Andrew Henry, William Kauvai Jnr, Juwaan Terekia, Mel Issac, Tiri Toa, Christian Hosking, Alex Kermode, Mike Tou.

    3 minutes: After the Sea Eagles conceded a head high penalty the Panthers took a tap and attacked down the left side going toward the Sea Wall and sent Edward Nicholas to crashed in the corner to score.
    Jamian Iroa missed the conversion.
    4 - 0 Panthers.

    10 minutes: The Sea Eagles put pressure on the Panthers with the latter defending to 2 consecutive set of sixes. The Sea Eagles played the ball close to the Panthers try line and attacked through the middle going towards town for Usaia Sivo to barge his way to score under the post. Daniel Thomas had no problem with the kick.
    6 - 4 Sea Eagles.

    14 minutes: The Sea Eagles on attack smartly attacked the middlle and caught the Panthers short in defense on the left for Juwaan Terekia to weave his way to score for the Sea Eagles.
    Daniel missed the conversion.
    10 - 4 Sea Eagles.

    21 minutes: The Panthers was penalised for taking a Sea Eagles player's leg out trying to get up to play the ball. Easy kick for Daniel.
    12 - 4 Sea Eagles.

    29 minutes: The Panthers attacked the down the middle and went wide to the left for their winger Joe Vetaukula to break through the Sea Eagles defenders and brought his try closer to the post. Jamian kicked the conversion.
    12 - 10 Sea Eagles.

    Half time score 12 - 10 Sea Eagles.

    43 minutes: The Panthers worked the ball through the middle again and attacked down the left side going towards Town to put their other winger Edward over for his second try.
    Jamian put the kick through.
    16 - 12 Panthers.

    60 minutes: The Panthers on the last tackle saw Jamian put a high kick in the corner and wasn't claimed by the Sea Eagles for Edward to score his hat trick. Jamian kicked the conversion. 22 - 12 Panthers.

    64 minutes: The Sea Eagles caught the Panthers short on defense on the right side for Dominique Noo to crash over to score.
    Daniel converted the try.
    22 - 18 Panthers.

    69 minutes: The Panthers made a rush attack straight down the middle and went wide with the ball to Sam Mataora who still had a good 20 meters to beat the Sea Eagles defenders to score a brilliant individual try.
    Jamian missed the kick.
    26 - 18.

    76 minutes: The Sea Eagles attacked the left side and saw the talented and skillfull George Terekia put his brother Shaiquan through a hole untouched for a 4 pointer. Brilliant pass.
    Daniel converted.
    26 - 24 Panthers.

    The game ended that way. 26 - 24 Panthers.

    Other results:

    Premier Reserve Grades:
    Tupapa Panthers 16 vs Avatiu 12

    Under 19 Grades:
    Titikaveka Bulldogs 38 vs Arorangi Bears 24.

    Under Junior Developement Grades:
    Under 15 Grades:
    Tupapa Panthers 12 vs Arorangi Bears 16

    Under 13 Grades:
    Default- Win to Tupapa Panthers vs Avatiu Eels - No show.

    Under 11 Grades:
    Tupapa Panthers 5 vs Arorangi Bears 3
    Nga/Matavera Sea Eagles 5 vs Avatiu Eels 1

    Congratulations to all teams win or lose.

    That wraps up the 2018 CIRL Domestic Competition.
    Happy sporting.
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  4. Force

    Force Juniors

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    That MOTM Sam Mataora used to play NRL for the Raiders and Knights. He quit due to depression the other year, now looks like he went back to the Cooks. Also, Eric Newbigging played U20's for Warriors and NSW Cup for Parra and Jamian Iroa played U20 for West Tigers.
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