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A Rarotonga mix team has won the 2021 Cook Islands ‘League in Paradise’ Women’s Nines tournament after defeating the Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers in the tournament Final at the National Stadium in Nikao.

The Rarotonga mix were one of four teams that took part in only the second Cook Islands Nines, with the Arorangi Bears and Wale – Pa Enua also joining the tournament.

The Arorangi Bears were the only team to defeat the Rarotonga side in the tournament, winning one of the final group matches 13 – 11. Rarotonga got their revenge the very next match, defeating the Bears 17 – 8 in the tournament Semi Final.


Rarotonga 27 d. Wale – Pa Enua 0
Arorangi Bears 4 l. Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers 5
Rarotonga 9 d. Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers 4;
Wale – Pa Enua l. 0 Arorangi Bears 32

Arorangi Bears 13 d. Rarotonga 11
Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers 46 d. Wale – Pa Enua 4

Semi Finals:
Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers 28 d. Wale Pa Enua 0
Rarotonga 17 d. Arorangi Bears 8

3rd Place Play-Off:
Arorangi Bears 21 d. Wale – Pa Enua 9

Grand Final:
Rarotonga 11 d. Tupapa Maraerenga Panthers 8