Rugby Union

Having a ball for 30 years

Friday November 01, 2019

The legends are innumerable. The Sheraton’s glory days before the hotel’s dream came tumbling down. The All Black great sent out with the rubbish. The week the island ran out of corned beef. Rashneel Kumar reports on 30 glorious years of Raro International 7s.

Sevens reduced to two days

Wednesday October 30, 2019

The Raro International Sevens tournament has been condensed to two days.

Police’s real-life backline

Tuesday October 29, 2019

You won’t find Tupi Rubena on the frontline of policing but you may just see her out on the backline of a Police rugby team.

As it enters its 30th year, Raro Rugby 7s is shaping up to be bigger than ever.

Defending club rugby champions the Tupapa Panthers managed to claw out a 14-9 win in the evenly contested semi-final match against the Arorangi Cowboys that went right down to the wire.

Panthers through to rugby final

Monday September 23, 2019

The Tupapa Panthers booked their Senior A rugby finals sspot against the Avatiu Eels, beating Arorangi Cowboys 14-8 in a tightly-contested semi-final this weekend.

Titikaveka and Tupapa will host round five of the club rugby competition this weekend with the Takuvaine Reds heading south, while the Arorangi Cowboys will ride into town for the match of the week against the Panthers.

Cook Islands born and raised Leandro Vakatini led his King’s College team to an historic victory in the Auckland First XV Rugby 1A Finals in New Zealand.

Eels up against the Reds

Saturday August 24, 2019

Avatiu Eels are set for an uphill battle when they travel to the Happy Valley Field to play Takuvaine Reds today.

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