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4 December 2021

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Live Free paddlers triumph!

Four teams took part in yesterday’s V6 5km – Junior Under 16 Race on day two of the Oe Vaka Nationals 2021.

Rugby Union

Tabusoro Fiji defeat Tokouso Samoa/Tonga in thriller

A try in the dying stages from captain Josua Koroi saw Tabusoro – Fiji win the Vodafone Tri Nations 15s Championship title at Raemaru Park in Arorangi.

Tri Series confirmed

The national rugby union has set the dates for the annual Tri Nations 15s Series between Cook Islands, Fiji and Samoa.

Rugby Union

Parker elected CIFA president

Allen Parker is the new president of the Cook Islands Football Association (CIFA).


Basketballers keep a bounce in their step

More talent has been seen during week five of the Avaiki Basketball Tournament. It was jam packed on Wednesday last week with many exciting games played on the court.


Titikaveka set to battle Avatiu

Titikaveka and Avatiu will be battling for much needed points in the Islander Senior Women’s match at CIFA Complex in Matavera this afternoon.


CIFA to elect new boss at extraordinary AGM

Cook Islands Football Association will tonight hold an Extraordinary Annual General Meeting to elect its new president.


Pacific Oceania tennis team targeting Davis Cup promotion

The Pacific Oceania men's tennis team is full of confidence heading into this week's Davis Cup meet in Jordan.


Last week of round one games kick off

All grassroots division footballers will be kicking their way into their fifth week of round one matches today at the CIFA complex.


Sevens rugby next for local clubs

Local clubs are now shifting their focus to rugby 7s after the completion of 15s season on Saturday.

Rugby Union

Winning innings

Top local teams have made a winning start in the Rarotonga Cricket Club competition over the weekend.


Nikao, Tupapa maintain unbeaten run

Nikao Sokattak extended their unbeaten run in the Tower Insurance premier men’s competition after beating Matavera 3-0 at home on Saturday.


Four years in a row

The Tupapa Panthers created history after winning the Rarotonga Club 15s Senior A title for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday.

Rugby Union

Now or never

The senior A grade rugby finalists, the Tupapa Panthers and the Arorangi Bears are sticking by the term ‘champions adapt’, as they get ready to battle in today’s domestic rugby union competition final which was postponed last week due to poor weather.

Rugby Union

National age group records fall at youth championship

Young and promising athletes tore up the track at the National Stadium yesterday in the National Youth Athletics Championships. Races and other events kicked off at 8:30am and ended at 2pm. It had about 150 athletes aged 12 to 18 competing.

Other Sports

Clubs ready for cricket season

The weekly 2021 Rarotonga Cricket Club competition will kick off this Saturday with seven women and eight men’s teams battling for the titles.


Bears look to break drought in 15s final

Arorangi Bears Senior A grade will be looking to break a 10-year drought this Saturday after rain put a dampener on their grand final against the Tupapa Panthers last weekend.

Rugby Union

Puaikura hosting Avatiu in midweek football clashes

Kicking-off yet another round of midweek fixtures at Raemaru Park this week is Puaikura and Avatiu.


Badminton boosts internal culture

Badminton has soared in popularity over the last two years in the Cook Islands. The sport has capitalised on the Covid-19 lockdowns and guidelines that restricted the country’s contact sports (rugby and soccer) in early 2020.


Young basketballers stay on game

A list of promising young basketball players are continuing to show their growing potential as the Avaiki Basketball Tournament which has been running for four weeks now progresses.


Squash tournament proves rewarding and challenging

After more than 12 weeks on court and Covid-19 delays – squash freshmans shredded their newbie tags in the Freshman Squash Tournament finals.

Other Sports

All eyes on Round the Rock Relay

As the Round Rarotonga Road Race quickly approaches later this month, the first event to start the week of running is the Round the Rock Relay.

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