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Tupapa Panthers win Rarotonga Nines

The Tupapa Panthers are the 2019 Cook Islands Rugby League Rarotonga Nines Champions after defeating the 2018 Champions, the Queensland Kukis, 41 – 15 in the competition Final on Sunday.

The fourth addition of the annual event featured eight teams from across the Cook Islands and Australia, with the 2018 Division One Champions adding to the trophy cabinet in a high scoring Final.

Full Results for the Tournament available below:
DAY ONE:
Group Stages:
Queensland Kukis 34 defeated Ngatangiia – Matavera Sea Eagles #1 14
Arorangi Bears 21 defeated Avatiu Eels 12
Tupapa Panthers WBD against Ngatangiia – Matavera Sea Eagles #2
Ngatangiia – Matavera Sea Eagles #1 21 defeated Aitutaki Sharks 18
Avatiu Eels 21 defeated Miyaki Allstars 20
Titikaveka Bulldogs WBD against Ngatangiia – Matavera Sea Eagles #2
Aitutaki Sharks 4 lost to Queensland Kukis 22
Miyaki Allstars 21 lost to Arorangi Bears 24
Titikaveka Bulldogs 10 lost to Tupapa Panthers 28
Queensland Kukis WBD against Ngatangiia – Matavera Sea Eagles #2
Arorangi Bears 36 defeated Ngatangiia – Matavera Sea Eagles #1 25
Tupapa Panthers 54 defeated Aitutaki Sharks 18.

DAY TWO:
Group Stages:
Tupapa Panthers 28 defeated Miyaki Allstars 29
Queensland Kukis 12 lost to Avatiu Eels 15
Arorangi Bears 18 defeated Titikaveka Bulldogs 16
Aitutaki Sharks 33 defeated Miyaki Allstars 8
Avatiu Eels WBD against Ngatangiia – Matavera Sea Eagles #2
Ngatangiia – Matavera Sea Eagles #1 16 lost to Titikaveka Bulldogs 31

Finals:
1st v 2nd:
Arorangi Bears 15 lost to Tupapa Panthers 27

3rd v 4th: (Knockout Final)
Queensland Kukis 25 defeated Avatiu Eels 10

Preliminary Final:
Arorangi Bears 0 lost to Queensland Kukis 16

Grand Final:
Tupapa Panthers 41 vs Queensland Kukis 15

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