The Cook Islands’ dream of playing in their first-ever Rugby World Cup came crashing down after a heavy defeat to Hong Kong in the second leg of the qualifiers over the weekend.
Cook Islands rugby skipper Sam Anderson-Heather says they are heading into the second leg of the Rugby World Cup qualifying series against Hong Kong this weekend with a “big win” on their minds.
Elizabeth Pera never imagined herself being a professional rugby player. However, five years on from her first game of union, the 25-year-old is now a capped international who has a contract to play sevens in Japan.
It’s not all over yet for the Cook Islands national rugby side, despite their 26-3 loss to Hong Kong in the opening leg of the Rugby World Cup qualifying series on Saturday.
Hong Kong can count themselves lucky to survive a second half scare from the Cook Islands in the first of the two-match Rugby World Cup (RWC) 2019 qualification series held over the weekend.
The challenge has been laid down and it’s time to deliver the goods with the Cook Islands about to take on Hong Kong in the Rugby World Cup qualifier today at the BCI Stadium in Nikao.
Cook Islands national rugby coach Stan Wright says the fans can make a big difference for the national side when they take on Hong Kong in the Rugby World Cup qualifiers today at the BCI Stadium.
The Avarua A team proved too strong for the Barbarians in the Bluesky U13 Rarotonga Primary Schools Rugby 10s Tournament final at Arorangi Field on Wednesday.