PacificIslands Teams

Pacific rising: Island nations chase RTS, Haas, Fifita for Nines

Tonga, Samoa and Fiji have been drawn in the same group for the October 18-19 "festival of rugby league", which will have a $250,000 purse on offer across the men's and women's competitions to ensure the game's star attractions turn out.

Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has already indicated he will be taking the concept seriously with the likes of Kalyn Ponga, Josh Addo-Carr, Blake Ferguson and Cameron Munster amongst those in line for Australian selection.