Over the next three weeks, a rugby-mad couple will be running a non-contact rugby programme for young children called Rugbytots around the Cook Islands.
The Cook Islands’ 2019 Rugby World Cup hopes are alive once again, after a World Rugby decision that Tahiti fielded ineligible players in the test match played last year.
Cook Islander Teddy Stanaway has been dropped from the All Blacks Sevens squad, with the team’s existing strength and depth being the reason cited.
Cook Islander Teddy Stanaway continues to make a name for himself on the international sevens stage, despite an unsatisfactory result this weekend at the Hamilton Sevens in New Zealand.
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.