Rugby Union

With Ben Smith taking a mid-tournament sabbatical and Jordie Barrett now ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury, there is a genuine sense of where to next for the All Blacks at fullback.

Bulls set to charge into action today

Wednesday August 09, 2017

The Titikaveka Bulls will be raring to go this afternoon as they host the Arorangi Bulls at 4.15 in their first match of this month.

Rugby players branded ‘cowards’

Wednesday August 09, 2017

A former Cook Islands rugby captain and coach has called out those who decided against representing their country in Friday’s test match against Tahiti, branding them “cowards”.

Wing Julian Savea is the high-profile absentee from the All Blacks Rugby Championship squad named on Sunday (CI time).

Tahiti have beaten the Cook Islands 13-9 to claim the title of Oceania Rugby Cup Champions and take the Oceania 4 qualification spot for the Rugby World Cup.

Eels win in slippery conditions

Monday August 07, 2017

Avatiu/Nikao Eels defeated Takuvaine Reds 33-17 on Saturday after a commanding first half performance where they scored 19 unanswered points.

The Bond Store Rarotonga Club XVs competition returns today after a short break which allowed players to take part in the Te Maeva Nui festival.

Battle for the Cup is on!

Thursday August 03, 2017

It’s been a week of merrymaking in the Cook Islands and the national XVs team wants to end it on a high when they take on Tahiti in the Oceania Cup challenge tomorrow.

Sevens prizemoney increases

Thursday August 03, 2017

As promised by the organisers, the Cook Islands International Raro Rugby Sevens is set to become bigger and better.

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