Cook Islands name preliminary train-on squad for Pacific RLWC qualifier

Date: 26/9/15

The Cook Islands Rugby League has announced the following preliminary train-on squad ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Tonga on October 17 at 7.30pm at Campbelltown Stadium.

Cook Islands coach Alex Chan said: “I certainly believe that our qualifying match against Tonga will unveil some exciting and entertaining players.

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Cook Islands Rugby League have RLIF visit ahead of Tri-Series

Date: 14/11/14

The Cook Islands have been busy this week accommodating RLIF Chairman Nigel Wood. Wood ducked over to the Cook Islands to meet up with Charles Carlson who is the President of Cook Islands Rugby League and also the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation.

The visit by the RLIF chef was a big positive for the Cooks and the Pacific in general.

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Cook Islands name team for Wales match - Cooks want to beat Wales

Cook Islands Rugby LeagueDate: 9/11/13

Cook Islands head coach David Fairleigh has named his 19 man squad to play Wales at The Gnoll on Sunday (14:00).

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Cook Islands name team for Tonga match - Cook Islands ring the changes ahead of ‘must-win’ Tonga clash

Cook Islands Rugby LeagueDate: 4/11/13

Cook Islands head coach David Fairleigh has named his squad to play Tonga at Leigh Sports Village on Tuesday (20:00)

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Cook Islands name team for USA match - Cooks want to embrace Bristol

Cook Islands Rugby LeagueDate: 29/10/13

Cook Islands head coach David Fairleigh has named his 19 man squad to play USA at Memorial Stadium on Wednesday (20:00).

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Lebanon completes 2012 world tour with Cook Islands Test

By Phil Caplan, Date: 1/10/12

With around 400 days until the start of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, Cook Islands – who face Wales, USA and Tonga in Group D – will take on Lebanon at the Crest Stadium, Bankstown, Australia, next Sunday, 7th October, in a warm up Test.

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Cook Islands Rugby League doing the hard yards in the South Pacific

By Richard Cowley, Date: 10/9/12

When people hear about the Cook Islands they automatically think of a great holiday destination hidden away in the south pacific. The general population (in Australia) have no idea that this beautiful cluster of 15 Islands are also home to a sport on the rise in the pacific….rugby league.

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Rugby League Planet - Cook Islands snapshot and rugby league results


Information on this page was updated - 14/3/2014

Foundation Year - 1988

International Team - The Cooks

Highest finish in World Cup - One draw in Pool games (2000)

Top level domestic competition - The Cook Islands domestic competition includes 7 top level teams and runs from February to October.

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