The exceptional form of Cook Islander Valentine Holmes in the Kangaroo jersey at the Rugby League World Cup made him an obvious shoo-in for the team of the tournament. Holmes was the top scorer with 12, with 11 tries coming in two matches.
Cook Islands Moana proved their critics wrong after a historic win in their final pool match of the Women’s Rugby League World Cup in Sydney, Australia on Tuesday night.
New Zealand winger Honey Hireme crossed for six tries in the Kiwi Ferns’ 76-0 thrashing of the Cook Islands at the women’s Rugby League World Cup in Sydney on Saturday.
Cook Islander and Kangaroo superstar Valentine Holmes broke an Australia record when he crossed for five tries in the 48-0 quarter-final demolition of Samoa.
The Cook Islands’ pathway to the 2021 Rugby League World Cup has become much easier, thanks to the grand performance of the Pacific teams in this year’s World Cup.
The Cook Islands women’s rugby league beauties will turn into beast mode in their opening Women’s Rugby League World Cup 2017 clash against the Australian Jillaroos tonight in Sydney.
Such is the seriousness of the Jillaroos’ quest to defend their World Cup crown, Australia coach Brad Donald will deny Elianna Walton the chance to line up against sisters Stephanie and Eliza Wilson in the opening fixture against Cook Islands tonight.
Despite the Kiwis’ shock loss against Tonga over the weekend, the Kuki duo of Brad Takairangi and Jordan Rapana continue to roll as they were named in the starting line up to play in the quarter final against Fiji this Friday.