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Raukawa Kukis reign supreme: Unbeatens cruise to Nines in Paradise title

Monday 8 January 2024 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby league, Sports

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Raukawa Kukis reign supreme: Unbeatens cruise to Nines in Paradise title
Raukawa Kukis defeated Lady Eels 21-4 in the final.

A player from the champion Raukawa Kukis side tries to break through Lady Eels defenders in the Cook Islands Rugby League Nines in Paradise Tournament on Saturday at the National Stadium in Nikao.

Raukawa Kukis defeated Lady Eels 21-4 in the final. The New Zealand-based side with Cook Islands players remained unbeaten throughout the competition, overcoming 2023 champions Lady Panthers, Lady Bears, Lady Bulldogs and Lady Eels in the preliminary competition.

In the men’s competition, defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels retained the title beating former champions Tupapa Panthers 14-13 in a close final.