Oceania Rugby Cup
The Oceania Cup is Oceania Rugby’s showpiece rugby event for its Development and Targeted Unions and is now held biennially. Member Unions eligible to participate in the Tournament are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.
The Oceania Cup took on added significance for Oceania with the winner of the tournament in 2017 winning qualification to the RWC 2019 repechage qualifier tournament. This will feature four teams in a round robin format with the winner qualifying for Japan. RWC qualifying details: http://bit.ly/1S6fpWN.
The 2017 Oceania Rugby Cup was hosted by the Cook Islands Rugby Union on Friday 4th August 2017 in Rarotonga. The hosts were defeated by the visiting team from Tahiti who advanced to the Asia/Oceania play off for a place at the RWC 2019 repecharge in 2018. click here for a match report
2017 Oceania Rugby Cup: Tahiti v Cook Islands
The 2015 Oceania Cup was played in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Four teams competed for the title: Solomon Islands, Tahiti, debutants American Samoa and Papua New Guinea.
2015 Oceania Rugby Cup Champions: Papua New Guinea
The 2013 Oceania Cup was hosted by the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football Union – the defending champions who won the 2011 Oceania Cup by defeating Niue 36-7 in their Round 3 match at Lloyd Robson Oval in Port Moresby. Four teams competed in the 2013 tournament: Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Tahiti. The Tournament also doubled as a qualifier for 2015 Rugby World Cup. The winner of the 2013 Oceania Cup was Cook Islands who played Fiji in 2014 for the Oceania 1 qualifying place at 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.