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.
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.
COOK ISLANDS RUGBY LEAGUE NATION OVERVIEW
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 pacificâ€¦.rugby league.
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.
By Phil Caplan, Date: 1/10/12
With around 400 days until the start of the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, Cook Islands â€“ who face Wales, USA and Tonga in Group D â€“ will take on Lebanon at the Crest Stadium, Bankstown, Australia, next Sunday, 7th October, in a warm up Test.