Cook Islands rugby league coach Tony Iro is content with the performance of the national side despite the 22-32 loss to Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the Pacific Rugby League Test on Friday in Sydney.
Cook Islands skipper Alex Glenn has played in some big matches over the years, but none compared to the cultural significance of Friday night’s Pacific Test against Papua New Guinea.
A double to PNG fullback Stargroth Amean proved the difference as the Kumuls edged a spirited Cook Islands side 32-22 in the opening match of the Pacific Test triple-header at Campbelltown Stadium on Friday.
England send an early World Cup warning with a strong performance, a veteran turns back the clock, while a trio of fullbacks light up Campbelltown Stadium.
The Cook Islands rugby league side is all set to battle the Papua New Guinea Kumuls in the Pacific Test tonight at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
Papua New Guinea back-rower Rhyse Martin expects a fired-up Cook Islands outfit after the minnow nation missed qualification for the upcoming 2017 Rugby League World Cup in October last year.