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Rugby Union

Avarua maintain rugby dominance

Thursday July 12, 2018

Following their win last month at the Bluesky U13 Rarotonga Primary Schools Rugby 10s tournament, Avarua Primary has added another trophy to the cabinet.

The visiting Kaitaia College First XV rugby side have recorded another close win in their Rarotonga tour, beating the Cook Islands U18 Town side 20-15 at The Swamp on Monday.

Continuing the strong relationship between the Cook Islands and Rangiora High School in New Zealand, Rangiora’s First XV coach Glen Dunseath will be in Rarotonga next week to take in the local rugby action.

A more disciplined and composed Kaitaia College team were able to defeat the U18 Country team on a wet and slippery Ngatangiia Field last Friday.

Rugby World Cup dream over

Monday July 09, 2018

The Cook Islands’ dream of playing in their first-ever Rugby World Cup came crashing down after a heavy defeat to Hong Kong in the second leg of the qualifiers over the weekend.

Big win on their minds in HK

Thursday July 05, 2018

Cook Islands rugby skipper Sam Anderson-Heather says they are heading into the second leg of the Rugby World Cup qualifying series against Hong Kong this weekend with a “big win” on their minds.

Two age-group rugby teams are arriving into Rarotonga this week to play against the local clubs and school teams.

Sevens star living in Japan

Wednesday July 04, 2018

Elizabeth Pera never imagined herself being a professional rugby player. However, five years on from her first game of union, the 25-year-old is now a capped international who has a contract to play sevens in Japan.

Cooks still have a chance

Tuesday July 03, 2018

It’s not all over yet for the Cook Islands national rugby side, despite their 26-3 loss to Hong Kong in the opening leg of the Rugby World Cup qualifying series on Saturday.

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