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Saturday 4 June 2011 | Published in Regional


Training for women rugby players is becoming more intense as players vie for a spot in the womens team to represent the Cook Islands at the Pacific Games in New Caledonia.

While the ladies are training up to 6 days a week they also still need to fundraise to meet the costs of airfares, accommodation and meals at the Pacific Games.

2010 was a historic year for womens rugby in the Cook Islands with the countrys first ever national womens rugby sevens team formed who then went on to win the plate at the Asia Pacific Womens Rugby Sevens tournament in Borneo.

A trial for New Zealand based players will be held on Sunday June 12 at the Suburbs Rugby Club in Blockhouse Bay and run by the national mens coach Ramsey Tomokino.

The final squad will consist of players from the Cook Islands, New Zealand and Australia.

Womens rugby coordinators have organised two fundraisers for the womens including a 400 club raffle and a super housie to be held this Monday at the Tupapa centre starting at 1pm.

For more information on the super housie this Monday, contact Lara Sadaraka on 55714 or Nooroa Maui on 55891.