Michael Marum’s Kumuls side to line-up against Cook Islands in the Pacific Test next week is set to have a heavy NRL influence, with a host of elite stars to be named for Papua New Guinea.
Cook Islands Rugby League Association (CIRLA) is hoping to gain participation in the second Commonwealth Nines Championship which will be held in Australia next year.
Defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels had to put their bodies on the line to defend the last-gasp effort from the Tupapa Panthers in a thrilling league match on Saturday at The Swamp.
In a battle for the top place in the premier league competition, defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels are set for a titanic tussle against the Tupapa Panthers at The Swamp today.
A thrilling three rounds of matches remain before the winner of the minor premiership in the 2017 domestic rugby league competition will be decided.
Defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels have put the pressure on the national rugby league competition leaders after a superb win against arch-rivals Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles on Monday.