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Panthers to face Ngatangiia/Matavera in Cook Islands Final

2018 Cook Islands Rugby League Premiers, Tupapa Panthers, will have the chance to successfully defend their National Title after they defeated the Avatiu Eels 24 – 20 in Saturday’s Preliminary Final.

The Tupapa Panthers will now face Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagle in the 2019 Grand Final next week at the BCI Stadium.

The Sea Eagles defeated the Panthers last week 31 – 26 in the Major Semi Final.

In Reserve Grade the Titikaveka Bulldogs will play the Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles in the Final, whilst the Tupapa Panthers and Arorangi Bears will face off in the U16s Final.

Preliminary Finals:
U13
Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles 16 lost to Arorangi Bears 20

U16
Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles 10 lost to Arorangi Bears 46

U19
Arorangi Bears 26 defeated Nga/Mat Sea Eagles 18

Reserves
Tupapa Panthers 14 lost to Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles 18

Premiers
Tupapa Panthers 24 defeated Avatiu Eels 20