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Tupapa Panthers maintain unbeaten run in 15s comp

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The unbeaten Tupapa Panthers extended their lead in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition after beating Avatiu Nikao Eels 30-20 in the feature Senior A match at Victoria Park on Saturday.

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Panthers face Eels in feature rugby union match

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Rarotonga Club 15s round two competition starts today with rivals Tupapa Panthers taking on Avatiu Nikao Eels in the feature Senior A clash at 4pm.

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Cook Islands come up short against Tonga in Rugby World Cup playoff

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Tonga are through to the Asia/Pacific playoff for a place at the 2023 World Cup in France after beating the Cook Islands 54-10 in Pukekohe on Saturday.

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Rarotonga win U19 title

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Rarotonga claimed the annual Under-19s Youth Rugby Union Competition after winning the two-match series this week.

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Fourteen debutants for Tonga clash

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Cook Islands has named 14 debutants to take on Tonga in their do or die Rugby World Cup qualifying match tonight in Pukekohe, New Zealand.

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Dreaming big ahead of Tonga clash

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Cook Islands rugby team believe they can cause an upset in Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Tonga in Pukekohe, south of Auckland.

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Aitutaki all set for U19 series opener against Rarotonga

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The annual Under-19s Youth Rugby Union Competition will take place this week at the Arorangi and Avatiu fields.

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Tupapa Panthers extend rugby lead

Monday 19 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Tupapa Panthers maintained their unbeaten form in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition overcoming Avatiu Nikao Eels over the weekend.

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Fireworks expected in rugby clash

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Swamp at Avatiu will see a range of talent on display today as it hosts the weekly rugby union club games. The big game of the day kicking off at 4pm will be between the reigning champions Tupapa Panthers and host Avatiu Nikao Eels. Alana Musselle reports.

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Raro players join national team

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Two Rarotonga-based players have joined the Cook Islands 15s side for their second warm up match this afternoon.

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Ruepena kicks Bears to victory

Monday 12 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Arorangi Bears made a superb comeback in the second spell to win their first Senior A match in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition over the weekend.

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Reds return

Saturday 10 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Former champions Takuvaine is making a comeback in the domestic rugby union season after a lapse of two years.

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Continuity key for Cooks

Thursday 8 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Cook Islands men’s rugby team are taking plenty of encouragement from their first hit-out in three years.

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Cook Islands edged by Tasman Mako in Rugby World Cup qualification warmup

Wednesday 7 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The visiting Cook Islands squad couldn’t capitalise on a first half lead during their world cup qualification warmup against Tasman Mako on Tuesday.

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Panthers win season opener

Monday 5 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers made a winning start while Takitumu failed to turn up for the opening round of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition.

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Clubs anticipating ‘rusty’ rugby union start

Friday 2 July 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Local rugby union clubs are struggling to put together teams for the opening round of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition today.

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Reigning champs face tough start to 2021 union season

Thursday 1 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The 2021 rugby union season will kick off this Saturday at Victoria Park with food, drinks and a full on day of rugby for all to enjoy.

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Local players eyeing NZ provincial debut

Thursday 24 June 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Two Cook Islands players playing for an Otago-based club are a step closer to their dream of playing in New Zealand’s top domestic women’s rugby union competition.

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NZ supports rugby programmes

Friday 18 June 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) received new rugby equipment from the New Zealand government and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Aid and Trade to help them further their development programmes to schools around Rarotonga as well as the Pa Enua.

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Rarotonga teens relish time in New Zealand

Monday 31 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

As the North Otago Rugby Union’s connection with the Cook Islands continues to grow, more players are taking up opportunities in Oamaru. Kayla Hodge catches up with Alistair Newbigging and Olive Willie who have joined the Waitaki Boys’ High School First XV.

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