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Tries, tackles and top action from Raro 7s

Saturday 11 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The two-day Raro Rugby Sevens Community tournament kicked off yesterday afternoon at the Avatiu Sports Field.

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Panthers off to a flying start

Saturday 11 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers are off to a great start in the 2021 Raro 7s Community Tournament at The Swamp in Avatiu.

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Cook Islands Rugby Referee Association receive new uniforms

Friday 10 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Defending men’s champions Tupapa Panthers will face a tough battle in the pool play of the Raro Rugby Sevens starting today at 3pm at the Avatiu Sports Field.

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Raro Sevens ‘a great community event’

Friday 10 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The 32nd Raro Rugby Sevens Community tournament has officially been declared open by the Minister for Youth and Sports Vaine (Mac) Mokoroa and Cook Islands Rugby Union vice-president Simiona Teiotu.

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Women’s teams ready for Raro Sevens

Thursday 9 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

There is one more sleep until the much anticipated Raro Rugby 7s Community Tournament kicks off at the Avatiu Club Sports field.

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Returning Cooks ready for more rugby action

Wednesday 8 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby league, Sports

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.

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World Cup prospect

Tuesday 7 December 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Dylan Napa’s Super League switch has got the Cook Islands Rugby League Association excited at the prospect of securing the outgoing Canterbury Bulldogs player for the World Cup 2022.

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Cook Islands Rugby prepares for RARO 7s tournament

Monday 6 December 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The RARO 7s Tournament will be held this Friday and Saturday at The Swamp in Avatiu.

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Ulberg joins Championship club Broncos

Thursday 18 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands international Paul Ulberg has joined London Broncos for the 2022 Championship season.

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Marata Niukore returns to hometown NRL club

Tuesday 16 November 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Parramatta back rower Marata Niukore, who is a Cook Islander, will join the Warriors on a four-year contract starting in 2023.

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Tri-Nations opener promises action

Saturday 6 November 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Rugby league, Sports

The first game in the Rarotonga Tri-Nations rugby tournament will be played today at 4pm at the Avatiu field, featuring Team Cook Islands against the Tabusoro Fiji Team.

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CI league star leads team to Super League

Wednesday 13 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands rugby league superstar and Toulouse captain Johnathon Ford has lead his team to a spot in the Super League.

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Cook Islanders in Kiwis squad

Friday 8 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby league, Sports

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.

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Marshall calls time on illustrious league career

Thursday 7 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby league, Sports

New Zealand rugby league great Benji Marshall has announced his retirement from the sport.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bears after rugby win

Friday 9 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

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.

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‘I’m coming home’: Johnson returning to Warriors

Friday 25 June 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Shaun Johnson is set to finish his career with the club he never wanted to leave after taking just 24 hours to accept a sudden offer to return to the Warriors.

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