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.
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.
A New Zealand Rugby Union-led delegation of coaches and ambassadors will arrive in Rarotonga this week to launch the Quick Rip Sevens programme as part of the NZRU and Cook Islands Rugby Union healthy living initiative.
Enuamanu School and Araura College have been given rugby balls donated by BSP, ahead of the under-16 tournament that will be held in Rarotonga this December.
A tough start in the inaugural 2018 Oceania Rugby U18s Sevens Championship which ended on a high for the Cook Islands, as they ran the Solomon Islands off the park to the tune of 41-5.
Former All Blacks coach Sir Graham Henry has expanded further on his idea of a weight-restricted Rugby World Cup, saying that it would have the chance to increase interest and participation in the sport.
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.