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Tuesday 20 September 2011 | Published in Regional


Rugby league fans can now purchase tickets to the Kiwi-Kuki test match being played at the BCI Stadium on October 6.

Three types of tickets are on sale for punters looking to see New Zealands and the Cook Islands best rugby league players face off in a special test match.

General admission tickets for grassed areas cost $10 a ticket and those looking for a reserved seat in the stadium grandstand can book their place for $40 each.

For those wanting a little bit more, a limited number of VIP tickets are on sale for $150 each. These tickets will get you access to the stadiums VIP room and includes access to food and an open bar for the night.

For $70, people will get dinner and entertainment in the special meet the teams auction night.

The night will feature full entertainment and dinner at the Aroa Nui Hall on Tuesday, October 4, the night of the Kiwi teams arrival.

The general admission and grandstand tickets went on sale at all Turtles outlets yesterday. The Turtles crew will also be selling the tickets at their Punanga Nui market stall on Saturdays.

The VIP ticket and tickets to the meet the teams dinner are available by contacting Cook Islands rugby league international commissioner Kevin Iro or his wife Tina.

Kevin is the man for VIP tickets and can be called on 54323 and Tina is the one to call on 79368 for the dinner tickets.

Cook Islands rugby league international commissioner Kevin Iro said the game featured the best line-up of rugby league players to have ever come to the Cook Islands for a match.

He said it was a star-studded match that may never be surpassed.

And to back that up, the country is hosting the Cook Islands tri-series matches in the week before the international match.

The series will pit Cook Islanders from here, Australia and New Zealand together in one competition.

Its massive, Iro said.

What there will be on the island is the hundred best Cook Islands rugby league players in the world playing against each other.

For the Cook Islands team, the main game is an early test of what may be their 2013 World Cup squad.

The message, then, is clear: this match is one you want to see in person.

Iro said people should get in early for a ticket or risk being disappointed.