Defending champions Tupapa Panthers made a winning start but it was the Arorangi Bears who stole the limelight in round one of the domestic rugby league competition over the weekend.
An Australia-based Cook Islands team has won the 17th edition of the annual Cabramatta International Nines held at New Era Stadium in Sydney over the weekend.
Cook Islands Rugby League has named a 44-member national men’s training squad for the Pacific Games to be held in July in Samoa.
The Cook Islands Rugby League Nines tournament proved a perfect platform for local teams to prepare for the season proper, kicking off next month.
Tupapa Panthers made a perfect start to the 2019 rugby league season after winning the Cook Islands Rugby League Nines tournament for the first time over the weekend.