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Tuesday 23 May 2023 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Rugby Union, Sports


Rippa and rugby 7s off to flying start
Players take part in Rippa rugby on week one of the Rising Stars Rugby Championships on Friday at Raemaru Park in Arorangi. LOSIRENE LACANIVALU/23051928

The Rising Stars Rugby Championships kicked off last Friday with over 300 active participants.

Cook Islands Rugby Union’s Ben Koteka said: “With 27 primary school Rippa rugby teams (U11 and U13 boys and girls) and seven college rugby 7s teams, there was lots of hard and fast action but still early days yet with five more weeks of competition to go.”

In the College Rugby 7s, U14 Tereora defeated Nukutere by 21–14.

“It was game of two halves after Nukutere led at the interval by 14–nil. Tereora try scorers were Tara Edwards, Vincent Aukino and Logan Ahau. The Nukutere try scorers were Joseph George and Joshua Ravaceva.”

In U16, Tereora defeated Nukutere by 28–14. Tereora led at halftime by 14–7. The Tereora try scorers were Noma Daniels (2) and Taitoa Webb (2). Nukutere tries were scored by Tokyo Paerau and David Ingaua.

“Don’t forget there are there more weeks of Rising Stars action every Friday from 11.45am at Raemaru Park – Arorangi.”


Rippa: U11B Apii Arorangi 15-20 Te Uki Au (white), Takitumu (red) 5 - 20 Apii Nikao (green); U11B Apii Rutaki 0 – 10 St Joseph’s, Papaaroa College 15 - 10 Imanuela College; U11G Takitumu (red) 0 - 10 Apii Nikao (green), St Joseph's 15 - 5 Apii Rutaki; U13B Titikaveka College 10 – 15 Imanuela Akatemia, Apii Avarua (red) 0 - 25 Te Uki Ou (white); U13B & G Apii Arorangi 0 - 20 Apii Nikao (green), Apii Nikao (green) 10 - 20 Te Uki Ou (blue); U13B        Nukutere College 40 - 0 Apii Avarua (blue), Papaaroa College 0 - 35 Te Uki Ou (blue); U11B Apii Avarua (red) 25 - 0 Apii Nikao (green),     Apii Arorangi 5 - 20 Takitumu (red); U11B Papaaroa College 0 - 20 Apii Avarua (blue), Imanuela Akatemia 25 - 0 Apii Rutaki; U11G St Joseph's 0 - 10 Apii Nikao (green), Takitumu (red)  15 - 10 Apii Rutaki; U13B Apii Arorangi 5 - 20 Imanuela Akatemia, Apii Nikao (green) 15 - 5 Te Uki Ou (white); U13B & G Titikaveka College 0 - 15 Apii Avarua (red), Te Uki Ou (blue) 25 - 5 Papaaroa College; U13B Apii Avarua (blue) 10 – 0 Apii Nikao (white), Te Uki Ou (blue) 0 - 25 Nukutere College. Sevens: U14 Tereora College 21-14 Nukutere College, U16 Tereora College 28-14 Nukutere College.