The Cook Islands netball team have been upset at the Nations Cup in Singapore by the hosts, 59-47.

The loss has severely hampered the 12-ranked Cook Islanders chances of making the final.

The win means, after four days of competition, the world number 28 Singapore have leap-frogged the Cook Islands into third place at the six team tournament.

The Cook Islands captain Luciana Nicholas yesterday said while the loss was a setback, her team had now set its sights on their next match against Ireland.

“I just think today is very unfortunate, this didn’t go according to plan but we are going to come back strong against Ireland,” she said.

“We are not going to give up, we are going to keep the fight up and we just want to stay in the competition as much as we can.”

The Cook Islands will meet Ireland on Friday with today being a rest day in Singapore.


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