Rugby Union

New Sevens coaches appointed

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby Union has appointed the new head coaches of the national Sevens teams.

Rugby Union


Former stars to coach Manu Samoan side versus the Barbarians

Thursday 21 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

A group of former Manu Samoa players will take charge of the team in next month's one-off clash against the Barbarians at Twickenham.

Rugby Union


Cook Islands name training squad for Tri Nations series

Thursday 14 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Team Cook Islands has named a strong squad for the Tri Nations Series which will be held next month.

Rugby Union


Dedicated youngsters take part in Rugby’s development programme

Thursday 7 October 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Keen and eager high schoolers on their school holidays showed up bright and early to the Arorangi Field yesterday to take part in a school holidays rugby training programme which aims to keep tabs on the fitness of the young players while they take a break from the books.

Rugby Union


Fijian Drua announce six more signings

Tuesday 5 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Fiji, Rugby Union, Sports

A third Olympic seven gold medallist has been added to the Fijian Drua team that will compete in Super Rugby Pacific next year.

Fiji


Moana Pasifika will give chances to youth: Mauger

Saturday 2 October 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The inaugural Moana Pasifika rugby coach, Aaron Mauger, said he’s excited to help build a pathway for young Pacific Island players.

Rugby Union


Mauger confirmed Moana Pasifika team’s head coach

Thursday 30 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Aaron Mauger, who is of Cook Islands descent, pays tribute to his Pasifika heritage and families after he was confirmed as Moana Pasifika’s inaugural head coach.

Rugby Union


The good the bad and the ugly

Friday 24 September 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The All Blacks and Springboks have 100 years of shared history, some glorious and some shameful. By Joe Porter of RNZ.

Rugby Union


Tri Series confirmed

Friday 17 September 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The national rugby union has set the dates for the annual Tri Nations 15s Series between Cook Islands, Fiji and Samoa.

Rugby Union


Sevens rugby next for local clubs

Tuesday 14 September 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Local clubs are now shifting their focus to rugby 7s after the completion of 15s season on Saturday.

Rugby Union


Four years in a row

Monday 13 September 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Tupapa Panthers created history after winning the Rarotonga Club 15s Senior A title for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday.

Rugby Union


Now or never

Saturday 11 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The senior A grade rugby finalists, the Tupapa Panthers and the Arorangi Bears are sticking by the term ‘champions adapt’, as they get ready to battle in today’s domestic rugby union competition final which was postponed last week due to poor weather.

Rugby Union


Bears look to break drought in 15s final

Thursday 9 September 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Arorangi Bears Senior A grade will be looking to break a 10-year drought this Saturday after rain put a dampener on their grand final against the Tupapa Panthers last weekend.

Rugby Union


Rugby finals postponed

Saturday 4 September 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Originally expected to take place this weekend, the Arorangi Bears will battle Tupapa Panthers in the highly anticipated Senior A grade final next weekend at Victoria Park.

Rugby Union


Panthers to face Bears in final

Monday 30 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers will host Arorangi Bears in the Senior A final this Saturday at Victoria Park.

Rugby Union


Avatiu wins women's 7s title

Saturday 28 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Avatiu women’s side defeated Arorangi Bears 12-5 in an exciting Cook Islands Rugby Union 7s final at The Swamp last night. Avatiu led 7-0 at the break. Avatiu’s tries were scored by Mahana Sijp and Nichole Tiaore with Sijp kicking a conversion. Rima Browne scored the Bears’ lone try in the second spell.

Rugby Union

Spectators allowed at rugby semis

Saturday 28 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby Union has received exemption from Te Marae Ora Ministry of Health to allow fans to their weekly competition today but with some Covid-19 restrictions.

Rugby Union


Avatiu rugby women's 7s eye historic win

Friday 27 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Avatiu is all pumped for the Cook Islands Rugby Union women’s 7s final this afternoon at The Swamp.

Rugby Union


Rugby union to resume play with no spectators

Thursday 26 August 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Rugby spectators will miss out on the opportunity to witness the do-or-die Rarotonga Club 15s finals live this weekend due to alert level two restrictions.

Rugby Union


Bears end Panthers’ unbeaten run

Monday 16 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Table toppers Tupapa Panthers suffered their first loss in the 2021 Rarotonga Club 15s competition against Arorangi Bears on Saturday.

Rugby Union


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