Sports

Panthers face Eels in feature rugby union match

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Rarotonga Club 15s round two competition starts today with rivals Tupapa Panthers taking on Avatiu Nikao Eels in the feature Senior A clash at 4pm.

Rugby Union


Cooks beat NZ Navy in friendly

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The New Zealand Royal Navy have taken a beating from their Cook Islands counterparts at an inaugural sports event in Rarotonga.

Other Sports


Katoa recalls ‘unique’ Tokyo medal moments

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Cook Islands Aquatic president Romani Katoa has described the moment he presented medals in Tokyo as “very unique”.

Other Sports


Impressive finish for Nicholas

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Paddling, Sports

From personal bests to semi-final finish, Team Cook Islands are off to a roaring start at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Paddling


Cook Islands determined to send squads to World Cup

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby League (CIRL) is determined to send squads to the Rugby League World Cup to be held in England later in the year despite a decision by New Zealand and Australia to pull out.

Rugby league


Nicholas into semis at Tokyo Olympics

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Paddling, Sports

Cook Islands paddler Jane Nicholas has made it into the semi-finals of the K1 Women’s at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Paddling


Rarotonga win U19 title

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Rarotonga claimed the annual Under-19s Youth Rugby Union Competition after winning the two-match series this week.

Rugby Union

Let the Games begin!

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony was held last night at the Olympic Stadium in Japan, with flag bearers Kirsten Andrea Fisher-Marsters and Wesley Tikiariki Roberts leading Team Cook Islands.

Sports


Fourteen debutants for Tonga clash

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Cook Islands has named 14 debutants to take on Tonga in their do or die Rugby World Cup qualifying match tonight in Pukekohe, New Zealand.

Rugby Union


Cook Islands Olympic Team in Good Spirits

Thursday 22 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The Cook Islands Tokyo 2020 Olympic aquatic athletes Wesley Roberts and Kirsten Fisher-Marsters have the honour of carrying the nation’s flag at the opening ceremony in Japan, which is scheduled to get underway Thursday.

Other Sports


Challenge not for faint-hearted

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The biggest mental and physical challenge Rarotonga has ever seen will take place in the form of the first ever Ariki Adventures Challenge this Saturday.

Other Sports


Aitutaki all set for U19 series opener against Rarotonga

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The annual Under-19s Youth Rugby Union Competition will take place this week at the Arorangi and Avatiu fields.

Rugby Union


Tupapa Panthers extend rugby lead

Monday 19 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Tupapa Panthers maintained their unbeaten form in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition overcoming Avatiu Nikao Eels over the weekend.

Rugby Union


Fireworks expected in rugby clash

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Swamp at Avatiu will see a range of talent on display today as it hosts the weekly rugby union club games. The big game of the day kicking off at 4pm will be between the reigning champions Tupapa Panthers and host Avatiu Nikao Eels. Alana Musselle reports.

Rugby Union


Youngsters impress at tennis meet

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Apii Nikao and Avarua dominated the Rarotonga Primary Schools Mini Tennis tournament held at the National Sports Arena yesterday, reports Melina Etches.

Other Sports


Olympic Games profile - Kohl Tamarua-Horton

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Kohl Tamarua-Horton is preparing to compete in the canoe sprint event at the upcoming Toyko Olympics.

Other Sports


Raro players join national team

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Two Rarotonga-based players have joined the Cook Islands 15s side for their second warm up match this afternoon.

Rugby Union


Apii Nikao tennis reps ready for debut

Thursday 15 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Apii Nikao tennis representatives in tomorrow’s schools tournament held their final training session with national tennis coach Malcolm Kajer on Tuesday.

Other Sports


Elite development for youth football teams

Thursday 15 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

Budding Cook Islands footballers have an opportunity to shine when they land in Aotearoa New Zealand for a week long intensive training programme.

Soccer


Netball in Paradise returning to Raro

Wednesday 14 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Netball, Sports

After one long year, the biggest netball competition in the Cook Islands will make a comeback to the courts in December.

Netball


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