Leandro Vakatini (CIRNZ) chases down Teariki Nicholas (CIRARO) in the Raro Club Rugby 7s on Saturday. MELINA ETCHES/23090309
The RARO Club 7s Tournament kicked off on Saturday at Nukupure Park, Ngatangiia.
Cook Islands Rugby New Zealand (CIRNZ), Cook Islands
Rarotonga (CIRARO), Tanusoro A, Tabusoro B, Bulldogs and Panthers participated in the event which drew
a good crowd of spectators.
Cook Islands players in the Raro Club 7’s will be
considered in the selection process in preparation for the upcoming November
regional tournaments: Oceania 7s from 10 – 12 November, Brisbane/Australia, and
the Pacific Games 7s in Honiara/Solomon Islands from 23 – 25 November.
The CIRNZ team arrived from Aotearoa New Zealand last
week to participate in the event, they depart Rarotonga tonight.