GAT eyes dream finish

Saturday April 01, 2017 Written by Published in Touch Rugby

GAT – Get A Touch – is eyeing a fairytale finish to their brilliant run in the Bluesky Touch Open Men’s Competition at Nikao Field next week.


The side, which is on a dream run in its debut year, will take on defending champions Germinators in the showdown on Monday.

The only unbeaten side in the competition is aiming to finish on a high after beating Germinators twice in the preliminary rounds.

But Germinators led by the experienced Andy Kapi, and ably supported by Peter Tare will be hoping to prove a point when they face them for the third time this season.

The side has been boosted with the inclusion of some old hands who will be hoping to combine well with the newcomers to break their winless run against GAT.

GAT founder and player Maiti Samson said the final match would be a different ball game.

He said they expect a strong performance from the Germinators especially after their earlier two losses.

“Both teams will be gunning for win. It’s the final and everything you do on and off the field matters. We are up for the challenge knowing well they will come prepared,” Samson said.

“We haven’t really trained together as a team but lately we have been working on our combinations and growing the bond not as players but as brothers as well.”

GAT will be led by inspirational skipper Puna Hiro and guided by the likes of Peter Marsters, Christopher Bishop and young Matt Hagai.

The team will also have the services of veteran David Tuteru.

“Puna has been leading the team by example guided by the other experienced players,” Samson, who plays a key role in the team, said.

“We respect Germinators as they are the defending champions and with the likes of Andy and Peter, they will surely prove a tough team to overcome.

“We respect them as they are the defending champions but we will try our best to finish the season on a high.”

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