CI Moana down but not out

Monday November 20, 2017 Written by Published in Rugby Union
The Cook Islands Moana team will play the Kiwi Ferns tonight in their second Women’s Rugby League World Cup match at 7pm (CI time) in Sydney. 17111749 The Cook Islands Moana team will play the Kiwi Ferns tonight in their second Women’s Rugby League World Cup match at 7pm (CI time) in Sydney. 17111749

The Cook Islands Moana will be back with their best in the second Women’s Rugby League World Cup match against New Zealand tonight in Sydney.

 

In their opening match on Thursday, the side lost badly to defending champions Australia 4-58.

The Kiwi Ferns opened their World Cup campaign on a high with a 50-4 win over Canada.

The former champions will be another tough challenge for the Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate-skippered national side.

Toka Natua, who featured for the Black Ferns, said they would not lose hope despite their opening loss.

“No score can change the passion and desire that I have for my homeland! We all came into this World Cup knowing that all our games were against the top three in the world,” Natua wrote on Instagram.

“Most people would walk away from a challenge if they knew they were likely to be defeated ... but we are here. We will keep fighting because this is more than a game.

“This is for my people, for my family, for my Oire Tokoroa, for all the Pacific nations and most of all, for my Lord and Saviour.”

Moana will play England in their final group match on Tuesday next week.

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