Oceania rugby

Oceania women's teams set to battle for world spots

The competition will be contested by the Fijiana XV (Fiji), Cassowaries (Papua New Guinea), Manusina XV (Samoa) and Fuifuilupe (Tonga).

The first-place team will qualify in WXV-Tier 2 and the second placed team for WXV-Tier 3.

The event will also serve as a platform for Pacific players to be selected for the Oceania Women's Combine in August this year, in which the selectors will identify potential players to join Australia's Super W teams on a PacificAus Sports' scholarship.

Puletau new general manger of Oceania Rugby

Puletua spent more than 10 years at the NRL, most recently as GM of International Strategy and NRL awards.

He has also worked with the International League Federation and Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation.

He will be joining the organisation on February 1, taking over from Wayne Schuster.


Oceania Rugby World Cup repechage confirmed for Auckland

The match is part of a triple header including games between the New Zealand Defence Services and Police and the World Champion Black Ferns and a Barbarians team.

As previously reported by RNZ Pacific, the repechage qualifier will be staged at the Trusts Arena in Waitakere, with the winner to advance to the final Rugby World Cup repechage tournament.

The match was originally meant to take place in Apia in April but was postponed due to Covid-19.

Oceania Rugby General Manager Bruce Cook said they're delighted to finally have the details confirmed.

Samoa referee Magaele officiates historical international match in PNG

Full time rugby development officer at the Samoa Rugby Union, Avii officiated her first international match back in 2016.

Ever since then, she has become a well-established referee in the Oceania region.

“My first ever international appointment was when I got selected by the Oceania Match Officials to go and referee the 7’s in Oceania, in Fiji for Australian 7’s”.

The Tongan Womens XV were up against the ANZ PNG Cassowaries Women’s 15s at the Oceania Rugby Women’s repechage for a spot at the Rugby World Cup.

Tonga women get second World Cup chance after measles lockdown

The outbreak has killed at least six people in Samoa and spread across the Pacific islands, with Tonga’s Health Ministry confirming last week there were more than 250 confirmed cases of the disease.

The decision to quarantine the Tonga team was made by Fijian health officials and the World Health Organisation.

The Nov. 18-30 Oceania championship doubled as a qualifying tournament for the World Cup in New Zealand, with the winners advancing directly to the global showpiece. The second-placed team would enter a repechage tournament.

Oceania qualification for women's rugby World Cup revised

The Tonga women's team left the championship in Fiji under instruction from the Fijian Government in consultation with the World Health Organisation.

Oceania Rugby said the decision was made after the team was forced into quarantine for 18 days - which would run through the tournament.

One of Tonga's players who arrived in Fiji was suspected of having measles.

The tournament was due to produce a directly qualified team for the World Cup and a team to participate in the repechage tournament.

Fiji Men’s National 7s Team to play Japan SDS in final

Aminiasi Tuimaba and Napolioni Bolaca scored in the first half as Fiji led 14-5 at the break.

Isoa Tabu added another try in the second half to secure the win.

Fiji will play Japan SDS today while Australia play Samoa in the Men's Olympic Qualifier Final.

The Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s Team will take on Samoa in the first semifinal of the Women's Olympic Qualifier while Papua New Guinea take on Solomon Islands in the second semifinal at 12.34pm.

Australia will take on New Zealand in the Women's Oceania International Final.


Tonga 7s inspired by rugby league win against Australia

Team Manager Seluini Iloa says they are looking forward to displaying the same spirit at the grounds come game time at the Oceania 7s this week.

“That was a big win for all of Tonga. We look forward to put the same spirit into this weekend’s tournament.”

Oceania and NZ Rugby team up to help the Pacific

The partnership follows a meeting between the two organisations earlier this year to explore how NZR's 'Pacific Sporting Partnerships - Sport for Health' programme and World Rugby's 'Get into Rugby' initiative can be integrated.

Oceania Rugby's General Manager Bruce Cook said he was delighted with the new partnership, which would provide opportunities to strengthen the development of rugby in the Oceania region.

Fiji to host Tonga in the 2017 Oceania Rugby U20s Trophy

The Under 20 Trophy will be held at Churchill Park, Lautoka FIJI. With two (2) teams confirmed the tournament will consist of 2 matches on 28th November and 2nd December 2017.
Fiji and Tonga will be competing for the Oceania Rugby Qualification to the 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Trophy and the 2018 Oceania Rugby U20s Championship joining Samoa Rugby Union, who were relegated from the World Rugby Under 20 Championship in 2017.