Cook Islands Rugby League Association (CIRLA) will have overseas officials assisting them in running the 2018 Cook Islands Rugby League Nines Tournament.
The Cook Islands women’s rugby league team is ranked fifth in the world following their superb finish at the Rugby League Women’s World Cup last month.
The Cook Islands Rugby League Association has retained local telecommunications provider Bluesky as their main sponsor for the upcoming Nines tournament.
The exceptional form of Cook Islander Valentine Holmes in the Kangaroo jersey at the Rugby League World Cup made him an obvious shoo-in for the team of the tournament. Holmes was the top scorer with 12, with 11 tries coming in two matches.
Cook Islands Moana proved their critics wrong after a historic win in their final pool match of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday night.
New Zealand winger Honey Hireme crossed for six tries in the Kiwi Ferns’ 76-0 thrashing of the Cook Islands at the women’s Rugby League World Cup in Sydney on Saturday.
Cook Islander and Kangaroo superstar Valentine Holmes broke an Australia record when he crossed for five tries in the 48-0 quarter-final demolition of Samoa.