Sports

Basketball tournament gets underway

Wednesday 11 August 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Basketball, Sports

The second annual basketball tournament set up to encourage and expand the sport in Rarotonga will take place today at the Papaaroa Hall. Alana Musselle reports.

Basketball


Six clubs confirmed for football season kick off

Wednesday 11 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Soccer, Sports

Rarotonga’s 2021 football competition is about to kick off with a diverse age group set to hit the field.

Soccer


Raro swim team makes a splash at NZ competition

Wednesday 11 August 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Twelve swimmers from the Puaikura Aquatics Club leapt into a much bigger pond than they were used to at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Swimming Championships - and in doing so beat each of their personal bests.

Other Sports


More action and more fixtures

Tuesday 10 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

New Cook Islands Rugby Union president, Ashleigh Wihongi-Willis, has big ambitions for rugby in the country.

Rugby Union


Pickleball comes to Rarotonga

Monday 9 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Other Sports, Sports

On 16 July, visiting Kiwi vacationer Jeff Parke (pictured playing the sport in 2019) helped three Rarotongans play what seems to be the first game of Pickleball ever in the Cook Islands.

Other Sports


Rugby returns to Raro

Monday 9 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

After a quiet last week, rugby union is back in action this week with 7s coaching clinic and player recruitment drive, culminating with the Rarotonga Club 15s competition this Saturday at Raemaru Park in Arorangi.

Rugby Union


Cook Islands Rugby League welcomes World Cup decision

Friday 6 August 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby League has welcomed the decision from the Rugby League World Cup 2021 organisers to postpone the event until 2022.

Rugby league


For God and country

Thursday 5 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Team Cook Islands at the Tokyo Olympics yesterday shared a moment together, singing the national anthem to celebrate the country’s 56 years of self-governance.

Rugby league


2021 World Cup officially postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

Thursday 5 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

RLWC2021 CEO Jon Dutton admitted a World Cup without Australia and New Zealand would have lacked credibility and predicted the tournament may produce a better financial return after being postponed until next year.

Rugby league


Football festival postponed to Friday

Tuesday 3 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

The ‘Future Stars’ football festival which was supposed to start today has been postponed due to wet grounds, to Friday at CIFA Complex from 10am to 12pm.

Soccer


Cook Islanders set for Heartland debut in NZ

Tuesday 3 August 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Two Cook Islands rugby players have been named in defending champion North Otago’s squad for the 2021 Heartland Championship.

Rugby Union


Youngsters make Olympic debut

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Paddling, Sports, Tokyo Olympics

Young Cook Islands kayakers Jade Tierney and Kohl Tamarua-Horton made their Olympic debut at Tokyo Olympics in Japan yesterday.

Paddling


Tupapa Panthers maintain unbeaten run in 15s comp

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The unbeaten Tupapa Panthers extended their lead in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition after beating Avatiu Nikao Eels 30-20 in the feature Senior A match at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Rugby Union


Beddoes sets new national 800m record

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Sports, Tokyo Olympics

Cook Islands 2020 Sportsman of the Year Alex Beddoes has achieved a personal best and set a new national record at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

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


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