Cook Islands Rugby League Association has been forced to postpone its Under-19 matches until further notice after claims that some key players have been stopped from participating in the domestic weekly competition.
Cook Islands rugby league coach Tony Iro is hoping to secure National Rugby League (NRL) players for the upcoming, expanded Pacific Rugby League test programme in May.
Defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels are edging towards the top of the table in the rugby league after winning their first match in Round Two.
Parramatta Eels Rugby League Club has re-signed hard-hitting backrower Tepai Moeroa for two years, extending his contract until the end of the 2019 season.
Bone-crunching tackles and some hard running will dominate the feature match of the week between Titikaveka Bulldogs and Ngatangiia/Matavera Sea Eagles today at Teimurimotia Park.
Tepai Moeroa is ready to ignore the big bucks on offer in Japanese rugby to recommit with Parramatta for a further two seasons by next week.
Arorangi Bears will be putting their unfortunate loss to Takuvaine Warriors behind them to win today’s lone premier clash against Aitutaki Sharks at Raemaru Park, kicking off at 5pm.
Junior grades competition in the 2017 rugby league season is gaining momentum with participating teams now fielding age group sides in the weekly games.