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‘Shaking their heads’: Bunker blunder stuns World Cup as ugly tackle ignites fiery clash

Thursday 27 October 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Papua New Guinea came away with a 32-16 win against the Cook Islands in a league game that included a pair of sin bins and a controversial try.

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Kukis prepare for PNG clash

Monday 24 October 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands rugby league coach Tony Iro is hoping to have a fitter squad available for tomorrow’s Papua New Guinea match after a bad run of cold flu affected some players in lead up to Wales win.

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Kukis claim comeback win

Thursday 20 October 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands had to come from behind twice to beat Wales 18-12 in their opening Rugby League World Cup match at Leigh Sports Village Stadium in Manchester on Wednesday morning.

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Co-captains to lead Kukis

Wednesday 12 October 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands rugby league side is settling in well at their base in Hurworth ahead of their opening Rugby League World Cup match against Wales on Wednesday, October 19.

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Niukore given special exemption

Monday 19 September 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Marata Niukore has been given a special exemption to play for the Kiwis at next month’s Rugby League World Cup.

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Kayal Iro debuts as Cronulla Shark #555

Tuesday 30 August 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks’ Matt Ikuvalu’s injury during training presented the opportunity for Cook Islands international Kayal Iro to become Shark #555 when he took to the field over the weekend to take on the Bulldogs at PointsBet Stadium in New South Wales, Australia.

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Tabusoro thump Residents

Thursday 25 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Residents’ hope of claiming their first ever Tri Nations 15s Series title is over following their second loss last night.

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Residents eye bonus point win

Wednesday 24 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

A bonus point win against defending champions Tabusoro Fiji will boost the Cook Islands Residents’ chances of claiming their first ever Tri Nations 15s series title.

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Back to The Swamp

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The postponed second match of the Vodafone Tri Nations 15s Series will be held tomorrow at The Swamp in Avatiu.

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Holmes facing tough decision

Monday 22 August 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Valentine Holmes will be given space to make decisions on representing Cook Islands at Rugby League World Cup 2021.

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Tabusoro wary of wounded Residents

Saturday 20 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby Union will make a decision this morning on the second match of the Vodafone Tri Nations 15s Series following yesterday’s torrential rain.

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Residents remain hopeful

Friday 19 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The Cook Islands Residents will be going all out against defending champions Tabusoro – Fiji in their final Vodafone Tri Nations 15s Series match this weekend.

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Empowering young girls

Tuesday 16 August 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The Women’s World Rugby trophy is making its rounds as part of Rugby World Cup’s Championing Oceania Programme to grow and support women and girls’ rugby in the Pacific.

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Tokouso win 15s thriller

Monday 15 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Residents’ chances of claiming their first ever Tri Nations 15s competition title took a dent when they lost to Tokouso in the opening match of the annual series on Saturday.

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Tokouso wary of Residents

Saturday 13 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The favoured Tokouso side is wary of the Cook Islands Residents in the Vodafone Tri Nations 15s series opener this afternoon at Victoria Park in Tupapa.

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Storm extends Moeroa’s contract

Saturday 13 August 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Back-rower Eliesa Katoa will join Storm from the Warriors on a two-year contract, while Tui Kamikamica and Tepai Moeroa will continue with deals that will expire at the end of next season.

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Action-packed series opener

Friday 12 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

An action-packed fixture will kick off the Cook Islands Tri Nations Series tomorrow at Victoria Park in Tupapa.

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Residents take on Tokouso in Tri-Nations opener

Wednesday 10 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Residents will take on Tokouso (Samoa and Tonga) in the opening match of the Vodafone Tri Nations Cup this Saturday at Victoria Park in Tupapa.

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‘Homecoming Test convinced Warriors move was right call’

Wednesday 10 August 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islander Marata Niukore admits it was difficult telling Eels coach Brad Arthur that he was leaving at the end of the season but his return to New Zealand for June’s Test against Tonga confirmed the Auckland-born utility had made the right decision.

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Holmes could represent Cook Islands at RLWC

Tuesday 9 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league

Cook Islands Rugby League is hoping NRL star Valentine Holmes chooses to represent the country of his heritage after he refused to commit to Australia ahead of the Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) in October.

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