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Tupapa Panthers maintain unbeaten run in 15s comp

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.

Paddling

Youngsters make Olympic debut

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

Raro players join national team

Two Rarotonga-based players have joined the Cook Islands 15s side for their second warm up match this afternoon.

Rugby Union


Apii Nikao tennis reps ready for debut

Apii Nikao tennis representatives in tomorrow’s schools tournament held their final training session with national tennis coach Malcolm Kajer on Tuesday.

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Elite development for youth football teams

Budding Cook Islands footballers have an opportunity to shine when they land in Aotearoa New Zealand for a week long intensive training programme.

Soccer


Netball in Paradise returning to Raro

After one long year, the biggest netball competition in the Cook Islands will make a comeback to the courts in December.

Netball


Team Cook Islands unfazed by growing Covid cases in Japan

The Rarotonga-based members of Team Cook Islands to Tokyo Olympic Games are looking forward to the event despite concerns over increasing number of Covid-19 infections in Japan.

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Ruepena kicks Bears to victory

Arorangi Bears made a superb comeback in the second spell to win their first Senior A match in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition over the weekend.

Rugby Union


Reds return

Former champions Takuvaine is making a comeback in the domestic rugby union season after a lapse of two years.

Rugby Union


Bears after rugby win

Raemaru Park will host round two of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition this weekend. Arorangi Bears will be going all out tomorrow to secure their first win in the domestic rugby union competition after losing the season opener last weekend.

Rugby league


Continuity key for Cooks

The Cook Islands men’s rugby team are taking plenty of encouragement from their first hit-out in three years.

Rugby Union


Cook Islands edged by Tasman Mako in Rugby World Cup qualification warmup

The visiting Cook Islands squad couldn’t capitalise on a first half lead during their world cup qualification warmup against Tasman Mako on Tuesday.

Rugby Union


CISNOC promotes healthy lifestyle

The Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee (CISNOC) hosted the MINIstry Games at the Avatiu Field on Thursday last week, where an excellent display of sportsmanship, friendship and Olympism was shown.

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Panthers win season opener

Defending champions Tupapa Panthers made a winning start while Takitumu failed to turn up for the opening round of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition.

Rugby Union


Rufer here to improve football

New Zealand’s football legend and Oceania’s Player of the Century, Wynton Rufer arrived in Rarotonga on Tuesday to observe the football programmes in the Cook Islands.

Soccer


Clubs anticipating ‘rusty’ rugby union start

Local rugby union clubs are struggling to put together teams for the opening round of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition today.

Rugby Union


Reigning champs face tough start to 2021 union season

The 2021 rugby union season will kick off this Saturday at Victoria Park with food, drinks and a full on day of rugby for all to enjoy.

Rugby Union


National coach teaches swimming to teachers

Cook Islands national swimming team head coach Horst Miehe arrived in country last week to conduct for the first time a coaching course with 12 teachers on Rarotonga.

Other Sports


Lawn bowls triples rolls on to a successful 2021

It’s been a busy 2021 for triples lawn bowls teams on Rarotonga, with Bowls Cook Islands having 30 men’s and 27 women’s teams compete for the national triples titles recently.

Other Sports


‘I’m coming home’: Johnson returning to Warriors

Shaun Johnson is set to finish his career with the club he never wanted to leave after taking just 24 hours to accept a sudden offer to return to the Warriors.

Rugby league


Top golfers fall short at Long Drive

Top men’s golfers were shocked by the underdogs at the Long Drive and Ambrose event last weekend.

Other Sports


Local players eyeing NZ provincial debut

Two Cook Islands players playing for an Otago-based club are a step closer to their dream of playing in New Zealand’s top domestic women’s rugby union competition.

Rugby Union


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