Rugby Union

Kuki integral to ABs success

Friday April 20, 2018

Legendary All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry pointed to a Cook Islander as being one of the people most responsible for the All Blacks record-breaking success over the past 14 years.

Sir Graham at local rugby clubs

Monday April 16, 2018

Sir Graham Henry is living proof that there is life after being one of the most successful All Black coaches of all time.

Cook Islander Teddy Stanaway has been elevated to the travelling reserve role with the All Blacks Sevens team for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Money needed for 7s success

Thursday April 12, 2018

The Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) will have their work cut out for them if they are to compete at the top level in sevens, as it will require an influx of money.

Sevens bomb out of pool play

Saturday April 07, 2018

The Cook Islands went winless in the Hong Kong Sevens qualifiers, suffering heavy loses to both Ireland and Uruguay on the first day before narrowly losing to Jamaica yesterday afternoon.

Sevens team adjusting to HK

Wednesday April 04, 2018

The fanfare that the Cook Islands sevens team has received since their arrival in Hong Kong will not distract them from their ultimate goal of qualifying for the World Sevens Series circuit, says team manager Simon Iopu.

Before departing to participate in the Hong Kong Sevens tournament, the Cook Islands national sevens team were presented with $10,000 raised with the aim of putting a bit of money back in their pockets.

Rugbytots for local children

Tuesday March 27, 2018

Over the next three weeks, a rugby-mad couple will be running a non-contact rugby programme for young children called Rugbytots around the Cook Islands.

Local lawyer Sean Smith has been elected the new president of the Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU).

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