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Sat 16 Nov: RLWC Qual: USA v Cook Islands KO 10pm (UK Time)

Who will win?  

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Cook Islands should bag this one, having a few NRL-ers in the squad.

Another Haka variation for the finals if they triumph....lots of thigh slapping and arm pumping to look forward to! 😀

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Nothing against the Cook Is who it would obviously be amazing for if they make it but I hope USA win to (hopefully) help the game grow over there. That said I think Cook Is win by about 20 points. 

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35 minutes ago, Lounge Room Lizard said:

Not a fan of the Cook Islands being seperate from NZ neither in our WC.

They’re members of FIFA, World Rugby and the IOC. It would be weird if they didn’t compete separately in RL.

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I was about to say I'm fine with having cook islands as a separate team when we have Niue as well which is a tiny island, then I looked it up and found Niue is actually bigger than the cook islands! Niue's population is a lot smaller though, in relative terms. 

Anyway, would prefer the USA to win but think Cook Islands will find it pretty easy to be honest. 

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47 minutes ago, westside said:

They’re members of FIFA, World Rugby and the IOC. It would be weird if they didn’t compete separately in RL.

I know its just my opinion, but I just see the Cook Islands like Yorkshire or Queensland, rather than a standout Country.

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Cook Islands 19 man squad -

Sam Mataora (Belconnen), Alex Glenn (Brisbane), Tevin Arona (Canterbury), Aaron Teroi (Central Queensland Capras) Reuben Rennie, Vincent Rennie (Mounties), Uiti Baker, Kayal Iro (Newcastle), Moses McGreal, Paul Ulberg (Norths Devils), Narata Niukore, Brad Takairangi (Parramatta), Dominic Peyroux (St Helens), Troy Dargan, Steven Marsters (South Sydney), Adam Tangata (Wakefield), Anthony Gelling (Warrington), Journe Pua, Brodie Tamarua (Warriors)

USA 25 man squad named last week -

Nick Newlin (Atlanta Rhinos) Brandon Anderson, Connor Donehue, Alex Foster, Kevin Reed Jr, Jamil Robinson, Tim Stubbs (Brooklyn Kings), Sonny Pettybourne (Burleigh Bears), Edward Pettybourne (Central Queensland Capras), Elijah Ieriko  (Cronulla Sharks), Mark Offerdahl (Goondiwindi Boars), Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC), Rory Humphreys (Ipswich Jets), Charlie Jones, Khalial Harris (Jacksonville Axemen), Joe Eichner (Northern Pride), Ryan Burroughs (NOVA Eagles), Andrew Kneisly (Philadelphia Fight), Matt Shipway (Port Macquarie Sharks), Corey Makelim (Sheffield Eagles), Jerome Veve (South Logan Magpies), Justin Branca (Tampa Mayhem), Danny Howard (Wentworthville Magpies), Kristian Freed (West’s Mitchelton), Matt Walsh (White Plains Wombats)

The match is apparently being live streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmericasRugbyLeague

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Should be a fairly easy win for the Kukis but USA have brought in a few decent players so might make a go of it with home advantage.

I'd say Kukis by 20.


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17 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I was about to say I'm fine with having cook islands as a separate team when we have Niue as well which is a tiny island, then I looked it up and found Niue is actually bigger than the cook islands! Niue's population is a lot smaller though, in relative terms. 

Anyway, would prefer the USA to win but think Cook Islands will find it pretty easy to be honest. 

Niue are actually a rl nation, they've recently played some tests.

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I don't think USA has a chance. Less than 1%.

I think the USA losing will actually see a better result. Heads will roll. They might actually try to improve as an organisation.

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On 12/11/2019 at 15:13, Lounge Room Lizard said:

Not a fan of the Cook Islands being seperate from NZ neither in our WC.

Assume you feel the same thing about the Wales/England separation?

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On 13/11/2019 at 22:31, Pulga said:

I don't think USA has a chance. Less than 1%.

I think the USA losing will actually see a better result. Heads will roll. They might actually try to improve as an organisation.

I don’t have any connection to USA RL but I sense something is amiss.

The Cooks will win easily enough I predict. 

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Cooks to win I wish it would be the USA though for the excitement they bring. Do like the Cooks also.

 

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14 hours ago, Oxford said:

Cooks to win I wish it would be the USA though for the excitement they bring. Do like the Cooks also.

 

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Try Cook Islands USA 0 Cook Islands 6


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Wind having a big influence, goal line dropouts going 30m maximum


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Anthony Gelling strolls in, lead now 12-0


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