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Cooks to prepare best XV

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, May 09, 2014

THE Cook Islands rugby side is putting together a tough side for the all important clash against the Vodafone Flying Fijians next month.

The national side will play Cook Islands on June 28 and the winner will secure a place in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Cook Islands team manager Cam Kilgour said they had completed a scouting mission in Australia and managed to secure some good players.

He said they were eyeing eight players from Australian including former Super 15 players and current extended squad Super 15 players.

They include former Queensland Reds centre, Joe Rapana, who recently flagged his availability.

"A lot of professional players from around the world have put up their hands to be a part of this possibly history-making game," Kilgour told ABC.

New Fiji 15s coach John McKee is wary of the Cook Islands side.

"I've got to be very wary of the Cook Islands game, I don't want any sort of feeling through the squad or around the union that that game will be an easy game."

McKee is to name his team for the June internationals and the RWC qualifier, later today.





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