Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Pacific Test

Australia, New Zealand, PNG to host 2023 Pacific Championships

Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea will host matches in new Pacific Championships featuring men's and women's teams from seven nations at the end of the season. Kicking off with the Kangaroos hosting Toa Samoa and the Jillaroos playing...
European Rugby League Ball

Reaction from Euro nations to new Rugby League world rankings

Following the release of the new men’s, women’s and wheelchair world rankings by the IRL, there has been some significant movement for some European nations. In the men’s, Serbia – who played the most Test fixtures in 2021 –...
2021 Rugby League World Cup

Papua New Guinea take on the Cook Islands in all-Pacific showdown

A place for the quarter-finals is up for grabs in the all-Pacific showdown between Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands in Warrington.The Kumuls were unlucky not to come away with a draw against Tonga in their tournament opener,...
Womens 2021 RLWC

Pre-tournament favourites fire up in opening round of Women’s Rugby League World Cup

All of the pre-tournament favourites have notched big wins in the first round of the preliminary matches of the Women’s #RLWC2021. Host nation England opened the tournament on Tuesday, November 1st with a massive, though not unexpected, 72-4 thrashing of...
2014 Cook Island Rugby League Tri Series

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.

Cook Islands Rugby League

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

Date: 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).

Cook Islands Rugby League map

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.

Cook Islands Rugby League

Cook Islands name team for 2017 Women’s Rugby League World Cup


Date: 10/11/17

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.

Tonga v Samoa Crowd

2023 Rugby League Pacific Championships Set to Kick Off

The brand-new Pacific Championships are set to move into top gear this weekend as part of the International Rugby League’s (IRL) new-look international calendar. The Pacific Championships will involve men’s and women’s teams from Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, Samoa,...

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.