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.
Former Cook Islands rep and St Helens centre Dominique Peyroux has signed a new one-year contract with the Super League club.
Cook Islander Brad Takairangi continues his dream Rugby League World Cup run as he has been named in the Kiwis starting line-up for their second match against Scotland today.
The Takairangi clan will have a unique distinction next month as they field a family member in both the men’s and women’s Rugby League World Cups.