A new winner will be crowned in the Rarotonga Club 15s competition this weekend after defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels were dumped in the semifinal on Saturday.
The Cook Islands Police women’s rugby team is training hard, at least three times a week, under the tuition of coach Pare Rongokea, in plenty of time for an offshore invitation match.
They will be competing in the inaugural 2018 Pacific Military Women’s Rugby Sevens Tournament in Canberra, starting October 9.
National Sevens coach Vaivase Samania is working on various strategies to ensure the side is able to achieve its goal in the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship to be held in November.
After their recent string of losses, the Avatiu Eels are finally back in business with a morale-boosting 22-20 win over the weekend against the top of the table Tupapa Panthers.
Defending champions Avatiu Nikao Eels will be hoping for a major upset when they take on the giants Tupapa Panthers in the final round of the Rarotonga Club 15s competition today at Victoria Park.
New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) educator Wayne Marsters is pleased with the level of understanding shown by the local coaches in the World Rugby accredited course he conducted earlier in the week.
Cook Islands men’s side is placed with Australia and Vanuatu in Pool C of the Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships to be held in November in Fiji.