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The Tupapa Panthers have started strongly in the 2020 Cook Islands Rugby League Premier League recording another big win in just their second outing of the season.

After kicking off the season with a 52 to 26 win over the Titikaveka Bulldogs, the Panthers backed it up with a Victoria Park 44 – 18 win over the Arorangi Bears at Victoria Park last weekend.

Meanwhile defending Premiers, the Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles, kicked off their season with a tight 28 – 26 win over the Titikaveka Bulldogs at Teimurimotia Park.

Elsewhere the 2020 Womens, Reserve League and Junior League seasons all kicked off. In the Women’s competition, Town defeated Country 26 – 6, whilst in the Reserves the Panthers defeated the Bears 54 – 10 and the Sea Eagles defeated the Bulldogs 32 – 16.

2020 Premier League Results:
Round One:

Tupapa Panthers 52 defeated Titikaveka Bulldogs 26
Arorangi Bears 23 lost to Avatiu Eels 26.

Round Two:
Tupapa Panthers 44 defeated Arorangi Bears 18
Ngatangiia-Matavera Sea Eagles 28 defeated Titikaveka Bulldogs 26.