Tupapa Panthers were crowned the minor premiership champions after their win in the final match of the preliminary round in Aitutaki on Friday last week.
The kick-off times of the main games in the final round of the domestic rugby league competition this weekend have been brought forward due to limited daylight.
After their first loss of the season last week, Avatiu Nikao Eels are hoping to bounce back in a mighty clash against defending champions Titikaveka Bulldogs at The Swamp today.
Anthony Gelling has admitted that the Warriors were completely outplayed in their Anzac Day clash against the Melbourne Storm, as the high-flying New Zealand side was walloped 50-10.
Devastating wing play and a powerful performance by the forwards formed the backbone of the Tupapa Panthers’ stunning 36-12 beatdown of the previously unbeaten Avatiu Eels in the round 12 feature match of the domestic rugby league competition.