Back-to-back wins for the Ngatangiia/ Matavera Sea Eagles over top four contenders has thrown the door open as to who will be competing for the title come the end of the domestic rugby league season.
Four weekends removed from their last loss, the Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles are locked into third spot on the domestic rugby league ladder after their outstanding 46-24 home victory over the Arorangi Bears.
A titanic clash is expected this evening as the third-placed Arorangi Bears travel to Nukupure Park in Muri to take on the in-form Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles at 5pm.
With three wins on the trot, the Ngatangiia/ Matavera Sea Eagles are establishing themselves as a team to watch as the first round of the domestic rugby league competition comes to a close.
Nukupure Park will host the domestic rugby league’s competition game of the week this afternoon, as the Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles host the Titikaveka Bulldogs.
Cook Islander Valentine Holmes has been put on notice by the Queensland coach Kevin Walters, who has declared that Greg Inglis will be an automatic selection come State of Origin time.
Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles have recruited two Papua New Guinea-based players to help bolster their campaign for the remainder of the domestic rugby league season.
Cook Islander Brad Takairangi is expected to be out until week 10 of the NRL season, after copping a stray elbow to the face this past weekend.
Avatiu Nikao Eels finished top of the table after round one of the domestic rugby league competition following a superb 28-10 win over defending champions Titikaveka Bulldogs.