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Wednesday 19 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in League, Sports


Cook Islands beat Wales in Rugby League World Cup
Picture: NRL

Cook Islands started their Rugby League World Cup campaign with a 18-12 win against Wales on Wednesday morning.

Wales led 12-8 at the break, they were first to score in the match.

Cook Islands’ tries came from Anthony Gelling, Davvy Moale and Steven Marsters. Marsters also kicked a penalty and two conversions in the win.

Cook Islands co-captain Esan Marsters, speaking to BBC Two at halftime, said: “We always knew it was going to be tough. Full credit to Wales but ball security from us has been a massive problem.”

The Cook Islands face Tonga and Papua New Guinea in their remaining group games. In the other Group D game, Tonga edged past Papua New Guinea 24-18.

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