Cook Islands Rugby League Association president Charles Carlson has congratulated the ‘awesome achievement’ of the rugby league women’s side, after they collected the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Competition 9s.
A hard running Tupapa Panthers side were able to capitalise on the mistakes of their Arorangi Bears opponents as they cruised to a 34-12 victory in the third round of the domestic rugby league competition on Saturday.
For the second consecutive week, young Sam Taoro stepped up and delivered in the crucial moment for his Arorangi Bears side in the domestic rugby league competition.
Meti Noovao has come to the rescue for defending champions Titikaveka Bulldogs ahead of their opening match at home today against Arorangi Bears.
Despite the Cronulla Sharks signing a number of high-profile fullbacks, Kuki Valentine Holmes is likely to get the first shot at the number one jersey in this weekend’s trial against the Manly Sea Eagles.
Kuki star fullback Apii Nicholls-Pualau was rewarded for her stellar 2017 season as she received the Women’s Player of the Year trophy at the New Zealand Rugby League Awards on Friday night.