Despite failing to achieve its target in the 2019 Rugby World Cup qualifiers against Tahiti, the Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) says it had a successful season this year.
The U18 Cook Islands Schools team are in preparation mode this week camping at the Manukau Congregation Church Hall in preparation for the one-day U18 World Schools Sevens Tournament to be played in Auckland on Friday (CI time).
The All Black Sevens have ended a two-year world series tournament victory drought in style with a comprehensive 38-14 win over Argentina in Cape Town.
The U15 Cook Islands sevens team made a spectacular showing at the renowned Condor Sevens in New Zealand last week, qualifying for a semi-final and finishing in the top third of the competition.
New Zealand was one of three teams to go unbeaten on the first day of the opening World Women’s Sevens Series event in Dubai. Series champions New Zealand achieved a perfect three-from-three record to set up a Cup quarter-final meeting with USA.
Later this month, the under-15 Cook Islands sevens team will travel to New Zealand to again take part in one of the top age grade competitions in New Zealand, the U-15 Condor Sevens tournament.