Cook Islands Rugby League Association competition coordinator Taua Benioni is running a junior programme on Aitutaki in a bid to improve development of the sport from the grassroots level on the island.
Cook Islands national rugby league side will play the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the revamped Pacific Test on May 6 at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
Defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels succumbed to a successive loss in the rugby league competition against a powerful Titikaveka Bulldogs over the weekend.
Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles have reportedly withdrawn their appeal after Cook Islands Rugby League Association executives declined to accept it on the grounds it was not done in accordance to the proper process.
The Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles’ form will not intimidate the Aitutaki Sharks which are ready to bite the high-flying side down in the lone premier rugby league clash today at 5pm.
He’s been raking in the dollars at training, and Western Force winger Chance “Money’’ Peni has taken little time to prove he’s worth every cent.
1. James Tedesco (Tigers)
It was a scintillating start from the New South Wales incumbent, who is named in the Round 1 Team of the Week for the second year running. Blitzed the Rabbitohs with almost every kick return, scored a try, laid on two more to go with 13 tackle busts. It could have been more had illness not brought him undone five minutes from full-time.
Discipline cost defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels its first loss of the season as a defiant Tupapa Panthers side pushed their way to an upset 28-26 win over the weekend.