Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad will not represent Cook Islands at World Cup 9s

Drew Darbyshire

Canberra Raiders star Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has ruled himself out of representing the Cook Islands at the World Cup 9s.

The 24-year-old burst onto the NRL scene for the Raiders earlier this year and has scored 11 tries in 24 matches.

Nicoll-Klokstad has already earned four caps for the Cook Islands – but he will not feature for the Kukis in this autumn’s World Cup 9s tournament.

He told “I probably won’t play in the international 9s this year.

“My body has been through a bit this year but I will be definitely going down to support.

“I was like “I’m definitely going to be playing in that” but that was before I played first-grade so it is a little bit different in this week-to-week schedule in first-grade.

“First-grade is a lot harder than it seems so that’s what I’ll be doing.”

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