Touch has a flying restart

Wednesday May 13, 2020 Written by Published in Touch Rugby
FBI and Nukz Power were both back in action this week in the women’s touch rugby. 19030529 FBI and Nukz Power were both back in action this week in the women’s touch rugby. 19030529

The official resumption of the Vodafone Cook Islands Touch Competition showed everyone was keen for a run after a long break due to Covid-19 restrictions.


Kicking off the women’s competition on Monday was competition leader Nukz Power playing Niks.

Neither team was at full strength and were doing it tough, being short on players, said Touch president Daphnie Brown.

But the four women who took to the field for Nukz Power used their superior fitness and national representation experience to outgun the five women Niks team. 

Nukz Power won comfortably with 10 touchdowns to Niks’ 2.

The second women’s game was a battle between Bounty Hunters and FBI.

Both teams were second equal on the points table and keen to claim the second position outright. 

The game stayed at nil for some time and both teams worked hard on attack and defence.

In a good roll-on of settles, FBI managed to find an overlap and got the ball to its youngest player on the field Nana Ngaroi to score their first try of the game in the corner.  

Just before half time a quick set play from FBI saw Nana’s sister Paeru step her defence to score FBI’s second try. 

The second half of the match was all defence from both teams ending with no tries with the final score of the match FBI 2 and Bounty Hunters 0.

The game of the night was between the top two men’s teams Germinators and GAT in a very fast and skillful game.

Both teams were rearing to go and from kick off set the pace at high speed. 

GAT dominated and took the lead in the first half of the game but in the second half Germinators chipped away at GAT and came back but it wasn’t enough to beat GAT. 

GAT won the game six touchdowns to Germinators’ four. 

It was a good start from the top two sides who didn’t look like they had a break from game.

The Vodafone Mixed Touch competition resumes tonight.

Field 1: Vodafone vs Tuaanga Taporoporo
Field 2: Mangaia vs KAPS

Field 1: BSP vs ICI Transformers
Field 2: 007 vs Team ATT

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