Rugby Union

Sevens bomb out of pool play

Saturday April 07, 2018

The Cook Islands went winless in the Hong Kong Sevens qualifiers, suffering heavy loses to both Ireland and Uruguay on the first day before narrowly losing to Jamaica yesterday afternoon.

Sevens team adjusting to HK

Wednesday April 04, 2018

The fanfare that the Cook Islands sevens team has received since their arrival in Hong Kong will not distract them from their ultimate goal of qualifying for the World Sevens Series circuit, says team manager Simon Iopu.

Before departing to participate in the Hong Kong Sevens tournament, the Cook Islands national sevens team were presented with $10,000 raised with the aim of putting a bit of money back in their pockets.

Rugbytots for local children

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Over the next three weeks, a rugby-mad couple will be running a non-contact rugby programme for young children called Rugbytots around the Cook Islands.

Local lawyer Sean Smith has been elected the new president of the Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU).

Kukis to face Asian challenger

Friday March 23, 2018

The Cook Islands’ 2019 Rugby World Cup hopes are alive once again, after a World Rugby decision that Tahiti fielded ineligible players in the test match played last year.

Sevens squad in tough draw

Wednesday March 14, 2018

The Cook Islands Sevens side is placed with Ireland, Uruguay and Jamaica in Pool G of the Hong Kong Sevens to be held early next month.

Cook Islander Teddy Stanaway has been dropped from the All Blacks Sevens squad, with the team’s existing strength and depth being the reason cited.

Lima Sopoaga out of All Black plans

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Having chosen to take his career overseas to England, it appears that Lima Sopoaga’s tenure in the All Blacks jersey is over.

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