The hits and misses of 2019 - Sports review of the year

The hits and misses of 2019 - Sports review of the year

 

It’s been a year of highs and lows for sports in the Cook Islands. While netball’s win at the Pacific Games in Samoa and Cook Islands return to the Rugby League World Cup 2021 brought joy to the sporting fraternity, there were other events which provided some good lessons to the athletes and the sporting federations as we head into 2020 …

Rugby eyes major improvements

 

Cook Islands Rugby Union is ready to put their unforgettable 2019 season behind and focus on making 2020 a successful year.

Union acting president Simiona Teiotu said they had a “mixed season” with some success and disappointments in the domestic and international competitions.

Northern Stormers claim Touch title

Northern Stormers beat RBDC to claim the 2019 Bluesky Boxing Day Touch Tournament at The Swamp in Avatiu on Thursday.

The finalists comprising national reps proved teams to beat after breezing past their opponents in the preliminary competition.

League

Harry, Hurrell and his Havaianas

Rugby Union

Sevens eye new Challenger series

Touch

Northern Stormers claim Touch title

Cricket

Cricket in safe hands

Netball

Soccer

Football season ends on a high

Paddling

Dream come true

Other Sports

Battle on the beach