Rugby Union

Kukis part of rugby history

Thursday May 24, 2018

Two Cook Islanders are part of the history-making New Zealand female rugby players who have become the first-ever 15s players to be offered Black Ferns contracts.

Former Tauae Bulls player Jordan Taufua is one of three new players named in the 33-man All Blacks squad for the three-test series to be played against France in New Zealand next month.

Former national player Stan Wright has been reinstated as the national head coach of the Cook Islands rugby team ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifying series, which starts at the end of next month.

CIRU outlines sponsorship plan

Wednesday May 16, 2018

Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) has put together a package to raise funds for their Rugby World Cup 2019 qualifying series, starting next month.

NZ Rugby visitors headed back

Saturday May 12, 2018

Visiting Black Ferns Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate and Toka Natua have now wrapped up their five-day stay in Rarotonga.

Quick Rip 7s launched here

Saturday May 12, 2018

A new game – Quick Rip 7s, was launched in the Cook Islands this week in a joint Pacific Sporting Partnership (PSP) involving the Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) and the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU), sponsored by NZ Aid.

Proud to inspire next generation

Wednesday May 09, 2018

World Cup-winning Black Ferns Te Kura Ngata-Aerengamate and Toka Natua are hoping to inspire youngsters while in the country this week.

Black Ferns and Cook Islands representatives Te Kura Ngata Aerengamate and Toka Natua took students of Nukutere College through a session of Quick Rip 7s yesterday morning.

The man charged with keeping the All Blacks emotionally fit is urging people to prioritise downtime.

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