Rugby Union

Seven locals in national squad

Tuesday June 26, 2018

Seven local players have been included in the initial 27-member Cook Islands national rugby squad for the Rugby World Cup qualifying series against Hong Kong, starting this Saturday at the BCI Stadium.

Playing for pride and country

Saturday June 23, 2018

Pride for the nation and passion for the sport will be among the things national rugby coach Stan Wright will be on the lookout for when he selects his final squad for the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers this afternoon.

Avarua makes winning start

Friday June 22, 2018

Defending champion Avarua School made a good start to the Bluesky U13 Rarotonga Rugby 10s Tournament at Raemaru Park on Wednesday.

Scholarship up for grabs

Friday June 22, 2018

Two New Zealand high schools are looking for potential rugby players for the upcoming season.

Rugby team calls for support

Thursday June 21, 2018

Cook Islands head coach Stan Wright is calling on Cook Islanders to get behind the national rugby team as they eye a historic qualification to the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan.

Best brains behind rugby team

Wednesday June 20, 2018

Some of rugby’s best brains are part of the Cook Islands management team that is preparing the national side for the Rugby World Cup qualifier against Hong Kong later this month.

U13s to tussle in rugby 10s

Wednesday June 20, 2018

The Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) will host its annual Bluesky U13 Rugby 10s Tournament at the Arorangi Rugby Field from 3pm today.

Local player Matamanea Matapakia is one of the frontrunners for a place in the Cook Islands team for the Rugby World Cup qualifiers against Hong Kong later this month.

In a special Q&A session with Cook Islands Rugby Union, the Atiu player discusses his passion for the game and his chances of making the team.

RWC hopes still have life

Thursday June 14, 2018

Hong Kong had double cause to celebrate on Saturday after their 39-5 victory over Korea not only gave them a first-ever Asia Rugby Championship title, but also kept their hopes of qualifying for Rugby World Cup 2019 alive.

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