Sept. 13, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Penetaui Jones gives us the run down from the weekend where the Ngāti Kahu Sharks won 44 - 20 over the reigning champs the Kaikohe Lions in the Te Tai Tokerau Rugby League Premiership Grand Final to become the Champions of 2017.
He also talks about the hopes and aspirations for the the future of the Te Tai Tokerau Rugby League (TRL) following a decision in 2015 that saw TRL (formally known as Far North Rugby League) break away from Rugby League Northland (RLN).
TRL's decision to operate as a non-affiliated entity means ties to the national and regional bodies have been severed which, as a result, could mean dreams of becoming the next Adam Blair or Elijah Taylor are now on the backburner for many Far North league hopefuls. Penetaui hopes that there will soon be an open opportunity for their junior and senior players to be back in contention for Northern Swords representation and futher the dreams of our rangatahi to the biggest stage in the world... the NRL.