They’re making new territory in a new continent and a new competition, but a familiar foe still awaits the Tall Blacks at the Asia Cup.
The long-awaited 2017 National Regatta for Tangaroa Class Vakas was completed on Muri Lagoon last Saturday in fickle winds which ensured the result was not known until the very last race.
Kris “Gunz” Williamson continued his recent good form with a four under par 66 in the first round of the three-day Palm Grove sponsored gross tournament.
With a two-week break due to the Oceania Handball Champs and the Nukz Power one-night fundraising event, the Prime Foods Mixed Social League Volleyball resumes at the BSA starting at 5.30pm with Round 10 Games.
Tupapa had a close scare in the rugby competition, requiring a last minute penalty goal to triumph over Takuvaine 33-31 and remain unbeaten.
The Future Stars U12 Tupapa-Maraerenga Panthers, which consists mainly of eight and 10 year olds, won their first Rising Stars match on Saturday against Takuvaine 16-10.
Oceania Rugby is looking into the possibility of making the Cook Islands the host of an annual under 20s rugby competition, which would start this November.
The Tall Blacks have qualified top of Pool C and booked a quarter-final berth despite a 76-75 loss to South Korea at the Fiba Asia Cup in Lebanon over the weekend.