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21 September 2021

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Records fall at Round the Rock Relay

Fourteen teams took part in the annual Round the Rock Relay on Tuesday, in preparation for the 44th Round Rarotonga Road Race this Saturday.

Soccer

Matavera faces uphill battle against table toppers Tupapa

Matavera-Ngatangiia will host Tupapa Maraerenga in the Islander senior women’s competition this afternoon at Takitumu School field.

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


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.

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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.

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‘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.

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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


Fun Run to kick off today

The Olympic Day Fun Run organised by the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee kicks off today at the Nikao Golf Course.

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Titikaveka win Village Tennis title

Tennis Cook Islands relished the excitement of reviving the Village Tennis back on Rarotonga after being inactive for more than two decades.

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NZ supports rugby programmes

Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) received new rugby equipment from the New Zealand government and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Aid and Trade to help them further their development programmes to schools around Rarotonga as well as the Pa Enua.

Rugby Union


‘Freshmen’ tourney for new squash enthusiasts

Sweat and heat on the squash courts from the recently completed BSP Business House Tournament has barely evaporated as the local squash club rolls out another tournament starting on Monday, June 21 in the Cook Islands Squash Freshmen Tournament.

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Kayakers eye Olympic debut

Cook Islands kayakers Jade Tierney and Kohl Tamarua-Horton face a month of intensive training in New Zealand ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Wesley Roberts breaks national record, heads to Olympics

Cook Islands swimmer Wesley Roberts has broken a national record and qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

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Moeroa returns to rugby league

Cook Islands Rugby League has welcomed Tepai Moeroa’s return to rugby league after a stint with rugby union.

Rugby league


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