Last year’s runner-up NIKS showed early form to win comfortably over Bounty Hunters by 4 touchdowns to 1.
Other women’s games were closer matches.
“It was a tight tussle between old rivals Nukz Power and FBI in an exciting game of trading tries in a tit-for-tat fashion that went right down to the wire,” said Cook Islands Touch president Daphnie Brown.
The game stayed locked up at 3-all, until Nukz Power was able to break the FBI defence from a quick pick-and-go to find their unmarked winger to sneak in an extra touchdown, to win 4-3.
Meanwhile, a young ATT team took on the newcomer Rakz team.
“The slightly more experienced ATT took advantage and were able to finish off their plays to keep a lead on the Rakz team throughout the game,” Brown said.
“Not to be outdone, the Rakz team led by impact player Paso never gave up and gave ATT a good run for their money.”
Meanwhile in the men’s competition, the match of the day was the last game between GATT and Germinators. Both teams had a good sprinkling of national rep players, both local and visiting from New Zealand.
The game was played at “a cracking pace from end to end” with both teams scoring great touchdowns before the halftime. However it was the GATT team that had slightly more firepower and managed to win comfortably by 5 to 2 over a tiring Germinators.
This evening is the mixed competition. At 5pm, Vodafone plays KAPS on field 1, while Tuanga Taporoporo plays 007 on field 2.
Then at 5.30pm, Team ATT plays BSP on field 1, while ICI Transformers take on Mangaia on field 2.