Tuapa and Mako Legends top U21 and Masters Mixed Touch Tournament 2022
Another day in paradise as families and friends gather at the Niue High School fields to watch the final touch tournament of the Under-21 (U21) and Masters mixed grades.
A total of 10 teams participated in the U21 mixed which were divided into Pool A (MutaBlues, Tama-Ava, Tuapa, HAKUPU GenZ and Alofi Gunners), and Pool B (Vaiea, Young Mako, Black Monarchy, Lakepa and Liku).
The teams that made the U21 semi-finals were Tuapa, Tama-Ava, Black Monarchy, and Vaiea. Topping the finals and taking first place was Tuapa, second place went to Tama-Ava, and coming in third was Black Monarchy from Hakupu.
There were 6 teams for the Masters mixed. Pool A included Mako Legends, Tuapa Tanks, and MutaBlues from Mutalau. Pool B were Tama-Ava, HUITANU MarStarz from Hakupu, and Alofi Titans.
A tough game between Alofi’s Mako Legends and MutaBlues for the Masters finals almost had both teams in a draw. However, taking the cup was Mako Legends scoring 3 – 2 MutaBlues.
Central organiser Lynsey Talagi of the Niue Island Touch Association told BCN news that it was probably MutaBlues first time making the Masters finals, while Tuapa continues to take a place as the top three.
The 4-week touch tournament has now concluded.
[Picture above: from left is Tuapa first place for U21 and right is the MutaBlues second place for Masters mixed grade].