Global rugby will be the lesser without the continued development and support of Pacific rugby.
For the Cooks kids at the AIMS Games in New Zealand, this week is as much about making friends and having fun as it is about playing sport.
With limited possession, the Tupapa Panthers’ ability to strike and score was the difference against the visiting Arorangi Cowboys in Saturday’s main club rugby match of the week.
Probationary constable Luisa Peters knows a few things about hard work and pressure having spent the better part of the past decade representing the Cook Islands on the world stage in weightlifting.
Before the halftime whistle, New Zealand had more than booked their semi-final position, already up 8 goals to nil against a tenacious American Samoa at the CIFA grounds in Matavera.