Round 13 Match Up: Taia v Riki

By Seagulls Media

Zeb Taia and Preston Riki are at opposite ends of their rugby league journeys, but their impact on the field for their respective sides can not be underestimated.

On one side you have the man who brings a wealth of experience under his belt, playing in both the NRL and UK Super League, winning the 2019 and 2020 championships with St Helens.

On the other is a young 21 year old debuting in the Intrust Super Cup in 2021, with his career just beginning.

Taia has formed a powerful combination with Seagulls halfback, Sam Scarlett and his strong average running meters has made the Cook Islander a dangerous weapon on the right edge.

Riki has scored four tries, holds a 94.7% tackle efficiency and has been a consistent performer for the Redcliffe Dolphins in his first Intrust Super Cup season.

Taia has the big runs, Riki the consistency and reliability. Round 13 will see these two men play a key role in Round 13 XXXX Rivalry Round at Dolphin Stadium this Saturday night.