FULL TIME! WHAT A FINISH! Wales almost tie it up at the end - heartbreak for them. They'll be back against Tonga next week. But the Cook Islands have deserved this one, their second half performance was impressive. They'll have plenty of hope of progressing through to the knockouts. Match report to come...
THEY CAN"T FIND IT! Wales had the overlap, but they mess it up!
10m OUT - FINAL MINUTE FOR WALES
Charge down!!!!! Wales on the attack!
Disappointing set end from Wales. They just haven't been clinical enough. Cook Islands should hold on from here
20m TAP WALES! Deary me that's a big error from the Cook Islands. Wales will have another shot
OH NO! No no no. Wales were looking great, they were steaming through the middle, but just one pass too many and Cook Islands hang on
20m TAP WALES! Huge for Wales! What looked like a great kick just went too deep from the Cook Islands, and now they'll need to defend
Handover 10m out from the Welsh line, and Wales need to find something now
Disjointed from Wales, perhaps a little too much time to think. They've left the ball behind them and Cook Islands are back in possession
Steven Marsters is down for the Cook Islands, it looks like a knee injury for him
Time off - Wales are 40m out from the Cook Islands line on the third
Kick is charged down by Rhodri Lloyd, and Wales have some decent field position to work with now
Decent set from Wales - Cook Islands back inside their own 30m
Cook Islands are making metres at will here - the Welsh defence is looking very tired
Wow! It looked like Cook Islands were in, but it's been called back for an incorrect play the ball. WALES BALL!
SIX AGAIN COOK ISLANDS! It's hard to see Wales staying in this game much longer
All of the momentum is in the Cook Islands favour now - Wales need to find something
Steven Marsters fails to convert his own try from the sideline - the gap remains at 6 points
Try on the right wing! A chip kick from Brad Takairangi finds it's target, and S. Marsters out jumps Rhys Williams for the ball
Early kick out of dummy half from Matty Fozard for Wales, but now Cook Islands have the ball over half way early in their set
Wales are struggling for metres now
Successful from next to the posts, and the Cook Islands have the lead
Great try! Davvy Moale beats five players and crashes over! It's pretty clear that both sides' forward packs are pretty tired now
Josh Ralph throws an offload that was never on, and Wales turn the ball over. Cook Islands scrum just their side of half way
Time back on - it's tackle 2 for Wales 30m out from their own line
Ben Evans copped a whack in the throat for Wales, and he looks to be in a lot of pain. He's making his way off the field now
There's a player down for Wales in back play - time's off
NO TRY COOK ISLANDS! It's a 20m tap for Wales
VIDEO REFEREE! A kick to the right wing from the Cook Islands, and then it's chaos. Hicks has a no try on field
Jonathon Ford makes a break and the Cook Islands are inside the Welsh 10m zone
The Cook Islands hand the ball over a few metres out from the Welsh line. The second half remains scoreless
SIX AGAIN COOK ISLANDS! They're rolling over the half way line now
Dangerous last tackle play from Wales! A grubber for the winger on the half-way line, who toed it ahead. Luckily for the Cooks, Kayal Iro was there to clean up
Cook Islands blow their attacking opportunity on the last, and Wales work it off their own line
Fozard knocks it on after a big hit from Esan Marsters.
SIX AGAIN WALES! A big opportunity now, they're 30m out
INCONCLUSIVE CAPTAINS CHALLENGE COOK ISLANDS! Wales keep the penalty, and they're now 40m out on the attack
CAPTAINS CHALLENGE COOK ISLANDS! The call was a penalty Wales for a strip
20m TAP WALES! A dangerous looking grubber on the last, but it rolls dead
HELD UP COOK ISLANDS! It's last tackle now
DROP OUT! Cook Islands trap Wales in goal off a nice kick from Jonathon Ford
Cook Islands beginning to get on top in the territory battle
Entertaining start to this second half - both teams are chancing their arm a little and are making heaps of metres
Wales make about 50m off an offload, but the Cook Islands beat a few on their kick return and are 40 out from their own line
We're back underway - Cook Islands have the ball first
HALF TIME! Wales are playing very well at the moment, and deservedly lead. But the Cook Islands will be slightly embarrassed that they don't have more points on the board, having plenty of attacking opportunities late on in the half that they couldn't convert into a try. An interesting second half is coming up, it's anybody's game.
He kicks it from left of the posts
PENALTY COOK ISLANDS! Wales were accidentally offside inside their own 10m, and the Cook Islands will take the two
WALES HOLD ON! They'll have to work it off their own line now
NO TRY COOK ISLANDS! Ruatapu Ngatikaura was held up
VIDEO REFEREE! Hicks has a no try on field for Cook Islands
PENALTY COOK ISLANDS! Wales were offside, and the Cooks will have another attacking set
SIX AGAIN COOK ISLANDS! Wales will do well to hold them out here, the Cooks are 20m out
4th tackle kick out of dummy half from Matty Fozard, trying to put the Cook Islands under pressure
But they're thrown the ball over the left sideline. Wales will be happy with their defence so far, and now they'll get the ball back
REPEAT SET COOK ISLANDS! A good kick on the last forces an error from the Welsh, and they'll continue to attack
Cook Islands hold on! And now it's a PENALTY COOK ISLANDS! Wales were offside in defence, and the Cooks are on half way
SIX AGAIN WALES! Joe Burke is held up on the first, and Wales will continue to attack
SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE WALES! They have a penalty, and will start their new set 25m out from the Cooks line
CAPTAINS CHALLENGE WALES! Chester Butler was ruled to have knocked it on, but he thinks it was stripped out
Fozard makes the gap 6 from left of the posts
What a try! Olds sells everybody with the dummy, beats the fullback and crashes over!
A few offloads and half breaks from Wales this set, and they're only 20m out with tackles still to come
SIX AGAIN WALES! This will help them quite a bit
Cooks are caught 1m out on the last, and Wales hang on
SIX AGAIN COOK ISLANDS! Starting to feel like the tide is turning here...
Steven Marsters knocks it over from in front
Esan Marsters ducks out of dummy half from the half way line, beats a few defenders, and he finds Anthony Gelling in support on the inside who goes over under the posts.
Back into the set for set rhythm
NO TRY COOK ISLANDS! Tepai Moeroa steamed over under the posts, but Wales kept the ball up. Moeroa has been ruled to have knocked it on, and Wales have a 20m tap.
Video referee decision pending...Hicks has no try on field
Six again! Unlucky for Wales, they played at the ball after it was dropped backwards by the Cooks
Six again! Cook Islands on the attack!
Penalty Cook Islands! They needed that one. It's been called for a strip, and they will start their set 40m out from the Welsh line
Brilliant set from Wales after points, but they get caught on the last 20m out from the Cook Islands line
Some really good quality footy so far from both sides, it's fun to watch!
Successful from next to the posts
Josh Ralph puts in a nice grubber on the last, and a perfectly timed chase from Lloyd! They built pressure brilliantly, and Cook Islands couldn't hang on.
Elliot Kear goes very close on the left edge!
Wales are looking very dangerous! They've had a couple of good opportunities this set, they almost get over on the right wing, but have earned a drop out and another set.
Drop out! A few half breaks from Wales, Josh Ralph puts in a great kick into the in-goal and they force the drop out!
Another deep kick that goes into touch from the Cook Islands. Both sides are kicking well early
Rhys Williams tries to duck out from dummy half on last play, but is kept out. Turnover, Cook Islands hang on
Some good shape from Wales early in this attacking set
Penalty Wales! Cook Islands were just starting to get on top territory wise, but now Wales will get an oppurtunity
Cook Islands are rolling downfield on this set, and they hand it over 4m out from the Welsh line
Set for set start so far
Brilliant kick from Matty Fozard put Cook Islands in their own corner, they begin to work it out
Rob Hicks blows his whistle and Wales will get first use of the ball
Final match of week 1 is about to kick off! The highly fancied Cook Islands are taking on Wales, and the teams are singing the anthems now. Not long to go!
Referees & scorers:
Referee: Robert Hicks
Touch Judges: Rochelle Tamarua, Todd Smith
Video Referee: Tom Grant
WALES MEN (12)
Tries: Rhodri Lloyd, Ollie Olds
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Matty Fozard (2/2)
COOK ISLANDS MEN (18)
Tries: Anthony Gelling, Steven Marsters, Davvy Moale
Two Point Field Goals:
Conversions: Steven Marsters (2/3)
Penalty Goals: Steven Marsters (1/1)