Wednesday 14 September 2011 | Published in Regional
Cook Islands Rugby Union has confirmed its womens rugby sevens team which will take part in the Asia-Pacific Womens sevens tournament to be held in Malaysia from September 23-25.
The team includes five local players, four players from New Zealand and three players from Australia.
Unfortunately the Cooks will be missing its Pacific Games try scoring winger Nareta Marsters who suffered an injury playing rugby at the weekend.
The Cooks sevens team debuted at this same tournament in 2010 and finished in a respectable 3rd place so they will be hoping to repeat or better last years results.
In this eight-team competition the other teams are Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
The team departs for Auckland this Saturday, September 17 and will return on September 27.
The Cook Islands womens rugby sevens team includes Jamie Gotty (CI), Awhitia Pepe (CI), Teivanui Maui (CI), Julieanne Westrupp (CI), Vanya Tou (CI), Margaret Nena (NZ)Mary Adams (NZ), Teariivahine-Iteuaterai (Mama) Henry (NZ), Vaine Ben (NZ), Monique Moeara (Aust), Mayla Rabana (Aust), Denise McGrath (Aust) and non-travelling reserves Maggie Toka, Edith Nicholas, Atina Sawtell, coach Nooroa Maui, physio Rachel Doody and manager Tangata Ina Tou.