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The Canterbury based South Island Kuki XIII have won the 2021 Rolleston Nines at Brookside Park today after defeating 2020 Champions, the Canterbury Bati in the tournament Final.

The Kuki XIII went through the tournament undefeated, winning all five of their group matches before defeating the Bati outfit in the Final this afternoon.

The Kuki XIII was established in 2015 to provide opportunities for Cook Island ex-pats and individuals of heritage to represent the Cook Islands in South Island tournaments and to qualify for the NZ Cook Islands team.

The Rolleston Nines is run by the Rolleston Warriors who take part in the Canterbury Rugby League district competitions.

Round One:

Rolleston Warriors 4 – 14 Toa Tonga
Burnham Chevaliers 7 – 10 Canterbury Bati
Halswell Hornets 8 – 29 South Island Kuki XIII

Round Two:
Burnham Chevaliers 12 – 28 Rolleston Warriors
Halswell Hornets 7 – 21 Canterbury Bati
South Island Kuki XIII 32 -21 Toa Tonga

Round Three:
Canterbury Bati 10 – 7 Toa Tonga
South Island Kuki XIII 29 – 12 Rolleston Warriors
Halswell Hornets 7 – 11 Burnham Chevaliers

Round Four:
Canterbury Bati 14 – 17 South Island Kuki XIII
Burnham Chevaliers 19 – 22 Toa Tonga
Rolleston Warriors 0 – 8 Halswell Hornets

Round Five:
Canterbury Bati 27 – 7 Rolleston Warriors
Burnham Chevaliers 10 – 21 South Island Kuki XIII
Toa Tonga 33 – 9 Halswell Hornets

Third Place Play-Off:

Toa Tonga 28 – 4 Burnham Chevaliers

Grand Final:
South Island Kuki XIII defeated Canterbury Bati