Former NRL player Tupou Sopoaga has gone from playing pre-season rugby in Southland to being on the verge of a potential Super Rugby debut, all in the space of a couple weeks.
Brisbane Broncos second-rower Alex Glenn believes players have changed their attitude towards concussion in recent times due to the increasing awareness surrounding the issue.
Cook Islands Rugby League Association junior development co-ordinator Taua Benioni hailed the coaching clinic in Aitutaki last week a success.
Arorangi Bears left it too late for a grand comeback in a bone-crunching tussle against Avatiu Nikao Eels in the feature rugby league match of the round over the weekend.
Traditional rivalry will come alive today when Arorangi Bears will take on the Avatiu Nikao Eels in the feature rugby league match at Raemaru Park.
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Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles have reportedly withdrawn their appeal after Cook Islands Rugby League Association executives declined to accept it on the grounds it was not done in accordance to the proper process.