By Brian Lowe
The Cook Islands have had their last major hitout before next month’s crunch game against the United States, and for the most part, made a pretty good fist of things.
The Cook Islands have benefitted in the latest RLIF world rankings from their recent strong performance in defeating South Africa in the qualification game for RLWC2021.
The Cook Islands have progressed through to the next stage of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup Qualifiers after defeating South Africa 66-6 overnight at Wentworthville in Western Sydney.
The Cook Islands Women’s rugby league team for the 2017 Women's Rugby League World Cup has been named. The Cook Islands will have their work cut out when they take on the heavyweights of Women’s Rugby League, Australia, England and New Zealand over the next two weeks.
Cook Island international prop Vincent Rennie has become Newcastle Thunder’s first signing for the 2018 season, after agreeing to a new deal that takes him into a third season with the Kingston Park club.
Kick-off 3.15pm AEST, Campbelltown Stadium. Game televised live on Fox Sports 2.
Cook Islands have named a 18 man squad for their International Test against Papua New Guinea this Saturday May 6th at Campbelltown Stadium.
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.
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.
Cook Islands head coach David Fairleigh has named his 19 man squad to play Wales at The Gnoll on Sunday (14:00).