Touch Rugby

SIXTEEN touch rugby teams put in a hard day’s effort down at The Swamp on Boxing Day to work off some of the Christmas food and drink.

RBDC steal honours in touch thriller

Wednesday December 28, 2016

IN A tit-for-tat battle, RBDC made a final surge for the try line to steal the Cook Islands Touch Boxing Day tournament title from under the nose of Southcoast Scorpions at The Swamp on Monday. The pulsating showdown lived up to expectations as both teams exchanged tries and were tied 3-all with seconds remaining on the clock.

Stage set for touch tournament

Wednesday December 28, 2016

THE STAGE is set for the much anticipated Cook Islands Touch Association Boxing Day tournament on Monday at The Swamp in Avatiu.

The annual event, sponsored by Bluesky Cook Islands, will see 16 teams battling it out for the top honours in the mixed competition.

Initially, 20 teams were due to take part in the day-long tournament, but organisers cut it down by four to allow the competition to run more efficiently.

Cook Islands Touch Association vice-president and competition co-ordinator Simiona Teiotu said they were all geared for a grand opening to their season.

Eight spots left for touch battle

Thursday December 22, 2016

TWELVE teams have confirmed their participation in next week’s Boxing Day Touch Tournament to be held at The Swamp in Avatiu.

COOK ISLANDS Touch Association is inviting teams to participate in their much anticipated annual Boxing Day Touch Tournament on December 26.

IN PERFECT rugby conditions, the Avatiu Eels yesterday comfortably defeated the Arorangi Cowboys in the Bond Store main match of the week.

IT WAS double celebration for Vaipae under-13 and U16 rugby teams after the side clinched the junior grade titles at the Cook Islands Rugby Union (CIRU) Aitutaki 7s last week Friday.

Defending champions 007 let the bullets fly in the mixed tough rugby showdown on Wednesday last week at Nikao Field.

Germinators and Nukz Power have claimed the 2016 Cook Islands Touch Association open grade titles after a sublime show on Monday afternoon at Nikao Field.

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