Defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels will be hoping for a major upset when they take on the giants Tupapa Panthers in the final round of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition today at Victoria Park.
New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) educator Wayne Marsters is pleased with the level of understanding shown by the local coaches in the World Rugby accredited course he conducted earlier in the week.
Cook Islands men’s side is placed with Australia and Vanuatu in Pool C of the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships to be held in November in Fiji.
With the Tupapa Panthers having a bye this weekend but still sitting comfortably at the top of the rugby competition table, a fight for the remaining three places in the top four between all teams playing this weekend is on the cards today.
The countdown towards this year’s Raro Rugby 7s tournament has begun with the announcement of former All Blacks Sevens captain Karl Te Nana as this year’s tournament ambassador.