Women’s event likely for Nines

Saturday December 29, 2018 Written by Published in League

Cook Islands Rugby League is reconsidering women’s competition in the Nines tournament to be held next weekend.


After cancelling it due to a lack of teams, the organisers have decided to give it a second chance after a group of local women showed interest in playing in the two-day tournament.

Cook Islands Rugby League acting competitions coordinator Tai Nelio said they have a women’s team ready to play in the Nines.

“We have players to make a team and there is interest from other players to possibly put together another team for this tournament,” Nelio said.

Moari Allsworth, who is managing one of the women’s teams, said they were looking for players who wanted to give Nines rugby a try.

She said the tournament would also serve as the trials for local players for the Pacific Games in Samoa next year.

“We have managed to secure support of Chantelle (Channy) Schofield, who was part of the national team in last year’s World Cup.

“Channy is Aitutaki born and bred and currently here on holiday. She is willing to come over to help the teams prepare for the Nines.

“Those who are keen to play can forward their names to 50530.”

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