In February 2021 Cook Islands Rugby Union was fortunate and grateful to receive rugby development opportunities for six local players to travel to New Zealand to play rugby union in the South Island region of North Otago. They have recently returned and met with reporter Alana Musselle.
Cook Islands Rugby League remains optimistic of fielding a strong team at next year’s Rugby League World Cup despite the selection of five players of Cook Islands descent in the Kiwis’ World Cup squad.
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.
Raemaru Park will host round two of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition this weekend.
Arorangi Bears will be going all out tomorrow to secure their first win in the domestic rugby union competition after losing the season opener last weekend.