Darren Piri and Bobby Hansen have been appointed co-coaches of the Cook Islands Residents rugby league team for the Tri-Series in October this year.
Despite making a losing debut for the Kiwis about a fortnight ago, Cook Islander Esan Marsters is upbeat about better days ahead in the black jumper.
Cook Islander Esan Marsters is set to make his debut for the Kiwis after being included in the New Zealand side for the Test match against England on June 23 in Denver.
Daniel Toa was frank with his reply when asked if he thought Ngatangiia Matavera Sea Eagles would have made it to the grand final given their poor form at the start of the season.
Avatiu Nikao Eels will have a lot to fight for when they take on Tupapa Panthers in the premier reserve grade final tomorrow at the BCI Stadium.
Their senior teams may be out of contention for the premiership title but Arorangi Bears and Titikaveka Bulldogs still have a lot to fight for in the domestic rugby league final this weekend.