The Auckland Schoolboys 1st XV match held last weekend in Epsom between Auckland Grammar and Kings College was led by two Cook Islanders. Philip Vakatini and Tanya Savage’s son Leandro Vakatini skippered the King’s team and Zach Rakeimata Patai led Auckland Grammar.
Yesteryear’s rugby prowess was on full display at the Arorangi sports field on Saturday for the opening day of the 2019 Cook Islands Oldies Mini Rugby Festival hosted by the Turama Pacific Travel Group.
Cook Islands Rugby Union has joined the rest of the rugby fraternity around the world mourning the loss of well-respected New Zealand coach Geoff Moon.
Cook Islands Sevens team management has laid strict guidelines for the members of the national squad ahead of the festive break this coming week.
United States-based Sevens referee Joey Swatzell is impressed with the level of rugby knowledge the young players in the Cook Islands possess.