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New Sevens coaches appointed

Cook Islands Rugby Union has appointed the new head coaches of the national Sevens teams.


Playing for redemption

For the Tower Insurance premier men’s match, it’s a clash of the bottom two this mid-week, Puaikura who stands at fifth and Matavera, three points behind, will battle it out on Friday at Raemaru Park.

Fun in the sun for a good cause

Young and energetic footballers were glad to be out and about in the sun while on their school holidays for a good cause at the CIFA Complex field this week.


Cook Islanders in Kiwis squad

Cook Islands Rugby League remains optimistic of fielding a strong team at next year’s Rugby League World Cup despite the selection of five players of Cook Islands descent in the Kiwis’ World Cup squad.

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Metuarau set to return

Captain Gina Crampton and shooter Tiana Metuarau return to the Silver Ferns squad but may only play a limited part in next week's three game series Aotearoa Men in Wellington.


Dedicated youngsters take part in Rugby’s development programme

Keen and eager high schoolers on their school holidays showed up bright and early to the Arorangi Field yesterday to take part in a school holidays rugby training programme which aims to keep tabs on the fitness of the young players while they take a break from the books.

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Marshall calls time on illustrious league career

New Zealand rugby league great Benji Marshall has announced his retirement from the sport.

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Avatiu to battle Matavera in midweek football matches

An epic showdown is set for the mid-week match in the Tower Insurance premier men’s division where Avatiu clash with Matavera at Takitumu School grounds.


Footballers set to battle it out in eighth round

The eighth round of the 2021 Rarotonga Football Competition kicks off this afternoon.


Basketball season ends on a high

After eight weeks of growth and development in basketball with what started as a small committee of passionate basketball players - has resulted in a tightly knit group who are dedicated to continuing their slow and steady progress in developing the sport.


Fijian Drua announce six more signings

A third Olympic seven gold medallist has been added to the Fijian Drua team that will compete in Super Rugby Pacific next year.


Top four remain unbeaten

A superb fielding effort from Arorangi handed them the win in the Rarotonga Cricket Club men’s competition over the weekend.


Tupapa overcomes plucky Avatiu

Giantkillers Avatiu were unable to replicate their upset causing performance against Tupapa in the Tower Insurance premier men’s match at Matavera Sports Field on Saturday.


Moana Pasifika will give chances to youth: Mauger

The inaugural Moana Pasifika rugby coach, Aaron Mauger, said he’s excited to help build a pathway for young Pacific Island players.

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Table Tennis Association hosting national championship

Cook Islands Table Tennis Association will be hosting a national championship from October 12 to 14 at the Nikao Primary School Hall.

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Tupapa wary of giantkillers Avatiu

Giantkillers Avatiu will take on defending champions Tupapa Maraerenga FC in an interesting Tower Insurance premier men’s match this afternoon at Takitumu School grounds in Matavera.


A decade of dominance: Thrills and spills of junior athletics

Apii Avarua has retained the Prince of Wales Primary Schools Athletics trophy for 11 years in a row after winning the 2021 edition on Wednesday at the National Stadium in Nikao.


Top of the table clashes

Defending champions Turangi and Matavera remain on track in the Rarotonga Cricket Club Competition after three wins each.


Mauger confirmed Moana Pasifika team’s head coach

Aaron Mauger, who is of Cook Islands descent, pays tribute to his Pasifika heritage and families after he was confirmed as Moana Pasifika’s inaugural head coach.

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Battle of youngsters in Puaikura versus Nikao midweek clash

Puaikura’s senior women will meet with Nikao Sokattak for their second face off at 5pm today at the Raemaru Park.


Apii Avarua crowned Prince of Wales Athletics champions

Primary schools on Rarotonga competed for the annual Prince of Wales Athletics trophy over two days, with Apii Avarua receiving the coveted trophy at the prize giving awards yesterday afternoon.


Basketballers step closer to final leap

The Avaiki Basketball Tournament saw a slamming night of semi-final games take place on Wednesday last week at the Papa’aroa Hall. Every team fought aggressively, desperate not to be eliminated and to make it into the top eight teams who will play at tonight’s finale of the basketball season.


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