2019 Netball World Cup

Pepes go down to Cooks, Samoa

In their opening match on Tuesday, the Pepes pushed Cook Islands all the way and by half-time were only trailing by two points.

But time ran out for the Pepes with the Cooks clinging on to win 54-51.

Yesterday’s encounter against hot favourites Samoa was always going to be a tough ask and despite a late fight back, the Samoans proved the better side with a 52-41 score line to remain unbeaten.

Day three will see the Pepes take on Tonga at 7pm (5pm PNG time) tonight, while Fiji will play Cook Islands.