The Cook Islands Residents XIII claimed the biennial rugby league Tri-Series after a close tussle in the final match against Papua New Guinea’s Motu Koita Lagatois on Saturday.
A strong second half performance proved too little, too late for the Cook Islands Residents XIII team as the side went down to Cook Islands Australia (Ozzie) 18-24 in the second match of the Tri-Series on Wednesday at the BCI Stadium.
Cook Islands Residents came from behind to stun the defending champions Cook Islands Australia (Ozzies) in the Tri-Series rugby league opener on Saturday at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.
Defending champions Ozzie Cooks are eyeing exposure more than triumph in the biennial rugby league Tri-Series that starts today at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.
Three Cook Islanders will be up against the storm when Sydney Roosters take on Melbourne in the NRL grand final tonight at 11.20pm (Cook Islands time).
National rugby league head coach Darren Piri and his assistant Bobby Hansen with women’s team coach Tai Ngairi are calling on all players to turn their focus back to the Tri Series after the Constitution celebration break.