Rugby Union

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).

Kukis to face Asian challenger

Friday March 23, 2018

The Cook Islands’ 2019 Rugby World Cup hopes are alive once again, after a World Rugby decision that Tahiti fielded ineligible players in the test match played last year.

Sevens squad in tough draw

Wednesday March 14, 2018

The Cook Islands Sevens side is placed with Ireland, Uruguay and Jamaica in Pool G of the Hong Kong Sevens to be held early next month.

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