The Cook Islands have been invited to an international 7s tournament in November, according to various Fijian news sources.
With only three weeks left in the Rarotonga rugby XVs tournament, an ill-timed loss could sink one team’s playoff hopes.
The Cook Islands Rugby Union has agreed to host an Under 20s tournament later this year.
Two Cook Islanders are in line to represent Canterbury Country U18s, thanks to their rugby exploits at Rangiora High School in North Canterbury, New Zealand.
The Cook Islands Rugby Union has made an official complaint to Oceania Rugby and the Tahiti Rugby Union regarding ineligible players that were used in the controversial 13-9 loss the Cook Islands suffered on Constitution Day.
Tupapa had a close scare in the rugby competition, requiring a last minute penalty goal to triumph over Takuvaine 33-31 and remain unbeaten.
Oceania Rugby is looking into the possibility of making the Cook Islands the host of an annual under 20s rugby competition, which would start this November.