The spectacular form of Cook Islander Teddy Stanaway at the Bayleys Nationals Sevens tournament has cemented his place in the All Blacks Sevens squad, which heads to the third leg of the World Sevens Series in Sydney this week.
All Black Lima Sopoaga, who has maternal links to the Cook Islands, has made the stunning choice to forfeit a place at next year’s Rugby World Cup by taking up an offer to play rugby in England.
New Zealand Sevens representative and former Under 20s Cook Islands captain Teddy Stanaway will lace up the boots a little early this week as he prepares to participate in the Bayleys National Sevens tournament in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Despite failing to achieve its target in the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifiers against Tahiti, the Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) says it had a successful season this year.
The U18 Cook Islands Schools team are in preparation mode this week camping at the Manukau Congregation Church Hall in preparation for the one-day U18 World Schools Sevens Tournament to be played in Auckland on Friday (CI time).
The All Black Sevens have ended a two-year world series tournament victory drought in style with a comprehensive 38-14 win over Argentina in Cape Town.
The U15 Cook Islands sevens team made a spectacular showing at the renowned Condor Sevens in New Zealand last week, qualifying for a semi-final and finishing in the top third of the competition.