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Residents eye Tri Nations title

Monday 8 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Residents are ready to go all out to win their first ever Tri Nations Cup which kicks this weekend.

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Iro signs on at the Sharks until 2024

Thursday 21 July 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

A standout with the Newtown Jets this season in their climb into first position on the KOE NSW Cup ladder, young outside back Cook Islander Kayal Iro has signed a new contract with the Sharks, one that ties him to the Cronulla Club through until the end of the 2024 season.

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Ranking system not a true reflection of status, says Carlson

Thursday 14 July 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands rugby league men’s side has jumped two places to 20 in the latest international rankings but the head of the sport’s governing body here says the ranking systems adopted by the international federation ‘is not a true reflection of a nation’s status’.

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Tupapa Panthers back on track

Monday 11 July 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The reigning four-time championship winners Tupapa Panthers are back on track with another solid team performance over the weekend.

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Pasifika communities shattered at NRL’s axing of mid-season representative round

Monday 4 July 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The Pacific Islander community feel let down by the NRL’s decision to scrap the mid-season round of international matches, saying it was their time to shine and represent their cultural heritage.

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‘Need to be competitive at top level’, says Cook Islands league president

Thursday 30 June 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The president of Cook Islands Rugby League calls for fans to be realistic as the side regroups after their heavy loss to Samoa.

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'War not over yet'—Cook Islands Rugby League president

Tuesday 28 June 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The Cook Islands Rugby League president is hailing the team’s performance against Samoa as “excellent”, but admits that more attention needs to be paid to selection policies.

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Cook Islands outclassed by Samoa in league test

Monday 27 June 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Local Campbelltown junior David Nofoaluma crossed for four tries as Toa Samoa launched a new era ahead of the World Cup with a comfortable 42-12 win over the Cook Islands on Saturday night.

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Samoa v Cook Islands: Panther power meets band of brothers

Tuesday 21 June 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Emotions will run high for players from both sides as Cook Islands and Samoa clash for the first time since a 2009 Pacific Cup qualifier in Cairns.

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Eels survive Bears attack

Monday 13 June 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

A last-minute try saved Avatiu Nikao Eels against arch rivals Arorangi Bears in round two of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition over the weekend.

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RedBullz claim Conan’s Cup

Tuesday 31 May 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The Countryside RedBullz put on a strong performance to claim the inaugural Cook Islands Women’s Rugby League Conan’s Cup title on Friday at Nukupure Park in Ngatangiia.

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Town stun Country in preseason clash

Monday 30 May 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby Union kicked off their 2022 season with a Town versus Country match at The Swamp in Avatiu over the weekend.

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Town vs Country

Saturday 28 May 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby Union is holding a Town versus Country match today in lead up to their 2022 season which gets underway next month.

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Fired up for Cup decider

Friday 27 May 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

It will be all guns blazing in the inaugural Conan’s Cup women’s rugby league series decider when the Townside Titans battle the Countryside Redbulls this afternoon at Nukupure Park in Ngatangiia.

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Local players earmarked for women’s World Cup

Tuesday 24 May 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The inaugural Conan’s Cup women’s rugby league series is down to the wire with the Townside Titans and Countryside Redbulls set to battle for the title this week.

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Comeback Queens: Titans keep series alive

Saturday 21 May 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The Townside Titans made an impressive comeback in the inaugural Women’s Rugby League ‘Conan’s Cup’ series to keep their title hopes alive.

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Countryside Red Bulls confident

Friday 20 May 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby league, Sports

The Countryside Red Bulls will be going all out to claim the inaugural Women’s Rugby League ‘Conan’s Cup’ series title against the Townside Titans this afternoon.

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Town down but not out

Tuesday 17 May 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Despite the heavy loss in the opening match of the inaugural Women’s Rugby League ‘Conan’s Cup’ series, the Townside Titans remain optimistic of their chances as they aim for a sensational comeback this Friday.

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Women gear up for Conan’s Cup

Friday 13 May 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Local rugby league fans are in for a treat following the launch of the Women’s Rugby League ‘Conan’s Cup’ – a Town versus Country tournament which kicks off today, in honour of a man who had a passion for league, the late Colin (Conan) Ngari Munokoa-Tini.

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Cook Islands Rugby League welcomes return of international matches

Friday 29 April 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Rugby league, Sports

International rugby league is set to return, with the Cook Islands to play Samoa as part of a Pacific double-header.

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