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All Black legend Michael Jones will be running a rugby coaching clinic at the Tupapa field when he and New Zealand Minister of Sports Murray McCully visit Rarotonga next week as part of a delegation of some 80 people coming to the islands to promote the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

The Cook Islands Rugby Union has organised a rugby coaching day for all primary schools on Rarotonga to meet and learn some new tricks from Jones who is no stranger to Rarotonga.

The free coaching session has been planned for Tuesday July 14 and will run from 8.30am to 10 oclock.

Cook Islands Rugby Union chief executive officer Ben Koteka would like to invite all schools on Rarotonga to be part of this exciting and fun event with Jones.

McCully is also expected to visit the coaching session and perhaps share some tips to aspiring Rarotonga rugby players.

Schools are encouraged to contact Koteka and register your interest and to find out how many children you can take to the coaching course.

Cook Islands Sports Academy students will also have their time to rub shoulders with Jones and minister McCully.

This will be a fantastic opportunity to be involved in this coaching session and to also capture some of the rugby world cup magic which will reach our shores soon, says Koteka.

Registrations of interest to take part in this coaching session must be confirmed with Koteka by Monday June 11.