Sports

Football festival postponed to Friday

Tuesday 3 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Soccer, Sports

The ‘Future Stars’ football festival which was supposed to start today has been postponed due to wet grounds, to Friday at CIFA Complex from 10am to 12pm.

Soccer


Cook Islanders set for Heartland debut in NZ

Tuesday 3 August 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Two Cook Islands rugby players have been named in defending champion North Otago’s squad for the 2021 Heartland Championship.

Rugby Union


Youngsters make Olympic debut

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Paddling, Sports, Tokyo Olympics

Young Cook Islands kayakers Jade Tierney and Kohl Tamarua-Horton made their Olympic debut at Tokyo Olympics in Japan yesterday.

Paddling


Tupapa Panthers maintain unbeaten run in 15s comp

Monday 2 August 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The unbeaten Tupapa Panthers extended their lead in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition after beating Avatiu Nikao Eels 30-20 in the feature Senior A match at Victoria Park on Saturday.

Rugby Union


Beddoes sets new national 800m record

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Sports, Tokyo Olympics

Cook Islands 2020 Sportsman of the Year Alex Beddoes has achieved a personal best and set a new national record at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Sports


Panthers face Eels in feature rugby union match

Saturday 31 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Rarotonga Club 15s round two competition starts today with rivals Tupapa Panthers taking on Avatiu Nikao Eels in the feature Senior A clash at 4pm.

Rugby Union


Cooks beat NZ Navy in friendly

Thursday 29 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The New Zealand Royal Navy have taken a beating from their Cook Islands counterparts at an inaugural sports event in Rarotonga.

Other Sports


Katoa recalls ‘unique’ Tokyo medal moments

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Cook Islands Aquatic president Romani Katoa has described the moment he presented medals in Tokyo as “very unique”.

Other Sports


Impressive finish for Nicholas

Wednesday 28 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Paddling, Sports

From personal bests to semi-final finish, Team Cook Islands are off to a roaring start at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Paddling


Cook Islands determined to send squads to World Cup

Tuesday 27 July 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in Rugby league, Sports

Cook Islands Rugby League (CIRL) is determined to send squads to the Rugby League World Cup to be held in England later in the year despite a decision by New Zealand and Australia to pull out.

Rugby league


Nicholas into semis at Tokyo Olympics

Monday 26 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Paddling, Sports

Cook Islands paddler Jane Nicholas has made it into the semi-finals of the K1 Women’s at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Paddling


Cook Islands come up short against Tonga in Rugby World Cup playoff

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Tonga are through to the Asia/Pacific playoff for a place at the 2023 World Cup in France after beating the Cook Islands 54-10 in Pukekohe on Saturday.

Rugby Union


Rarotonga win U19 title

Saturday 24 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Rarotonga claimed the annual Under-19s Youth Rugby Union Competition after winning the two-match series this week.

Rugby Union

Let the Games begin!

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Sports

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games opening ceremony was held last night at the Olympic Stadium in Japan, with flag bearers Kirsten Andrea Fisher-Marsters and Wesley Tikiariki Roberts leading Team Cook Islands.

Sports


Team Cook Islands travel without physio

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Other Sports, Sports

Team Cook Islands is still adjusting to life under Covid-19 restrictions at the Tokyo Olympics.

Other Sports


Fourteen debutants for Tonga clash

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

Cook Islands has named 14 debutants to take on Tonga in their do or die Rugby World Cup qualifying match tonight in Pukekohe, New Zealand.

Rugby Union


Cook Islands Olympic Team in Good Spirits

Thursday 22 July 2021 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The Cook Islands Tokyo 2020 Olympic aquatic athletes Wesley Roberts and Kirsten Fisher-Marsters have the honour of carrying the nation’s flag at the opening ceremony in Japan, which is scheduled to get underway Thursday.

Other Sports


Challenge not for faint-hearted

Wednesday 21 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Other Sports, Sports

The biggest mental and physical challenge Rarotonga has ever seen will take place in the form of the first ever Ariki Adventures Challenge this Saturday.

Other Sports


Dreaming big ahead of Tonga clash

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by RNZ | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The Cook Islands rugby team believe they can cause an upset in Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Tonga in Pukekohe, south of Auckland.

Rugby Union


Aitutaki all set for U19 series opener against Rarotonga

Tuesday 20 July 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in Rugby Union, Sports

The annual Under-19s Youth Rugby Union Competition will take place this week at the Arorangi and Avatiu fields.

Rugby Union


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