Tuesday, April 23, 2024
PNG v Cook Island RLWC2021

Papua New Guinea keep the dream alive with a hard-fought win over Cook Islands

Papua New Guinea kept their dreams of a quarter-final berth alive with a hard-fought 32-16 win over the Cook Islands in Warrington.Roderick Tai bagged two tries, as the Kumuls notched their first win of the World Cup and handed...
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,...
2021 Rugby League World Cup

Cooks just cook Wales in World Cup thriller

The Cook Islands have bagged their first victory of the World Cup after holding off a spirited Wales side 18-12 at Leigh.In a thrilling match, the Dragons almost pulled off a shock win over their Polynesian opponents.The Welsh had...

Wales set for a difficult World Cup opener against Cook Islands at St Helens

Wales and Cook Islands will do battle in the second game of Group D at St Helens on Wednesday night.Wales head into the World Cup bracing for what could be a very difficult tournament. Missing a number of long-standing...
Pacific Test

Fans Okay with Mid-Season Games in Aus: Poll

A series of mid-season internationals involving teams from a host of different countries have been played in Australia, rather than in those home nations, and according to a survey by Rugby League Planet, most fans are okay with that. In...

June 2022 Rugby League Internationals locked in

The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) has confirmed the return of the international game, with a Representative Round in June that will feature Ampol State of Origin and a Pacific Test double header. The NZRL has also confirmed a New...
Philippines v Portugal 2013 International 9's

IRL World Rankings: How realistic are they?

The latest IRB world rankings came out on December 10th and show the top four countries, in order, New Zealand, England, Tonga and Australia. The IRL states on its website that world rankings are based only on the results of...
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 –...
Cook Islands Rugby League

Cook Islands just about set for RLWC Qualifier against the USA

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.

Cook Islands Rugby League

Cook Islands rise 17 places in latest World Rankings

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.