Local touch rugby player Kristopher Williamson is gunning for a national jersey to represent the Cook Islands at the Pacific Games in June.
Competitive touch rugby matches are expected at the Nikao field today, with evenly-matched teams set to face off in the open men’s and women’s division.
Open men’s team Da Boys play twice this afternoon and will face the go-getter Manatoa side first up before an even tougher second match against the skilled Tumeke Smurfs outfit.
The young Under 20 team will have their work cut out for them today when they face the speedy Tepuka Brothers team, while a fast and furious encounter is expected between the Nukz Power men’s team and the young Germinators.
In the women’s division, Vaine Toa go up against a fast improving Nukz Power team, while the FBI and Lifters match at 5.30pm is sure to be a fiery encounter.
The Bounty Hunters will want to exact some revenge over South Coast Scorpions who rattled the side some weeks ago adding to today’s touch tension at Nikao field.
Games get underway at 5pm.
Today’s draw at Nikao field – 5pm on field one (women) Vaine Toa vs Nukz Power, 5pm on field two (men) Manatoa vs Da Boyz, 5.30pm on field one (women) FBI vs Lifters, 5.30pm on field two (men) Nukz Power vs Germinators, 6pm on field one (women) Bounty Hunters vs South Coast Scorpions, 6pm on field two (men) Under 20s vs Tepuka Brothers, 6.30pm on field one (men) Tumeke Smurf vs Da Boyz.
After a losing start, defending women’s champion Bounty Hunters went a notch up to register their first win in the Cook Islands Touch Association 2016 season.
Defending women’s champions Nukz Power remain a force to reckon with in the Bluesky Touch Open competition after round three games on Monday at Nikao Field.