Fiji to Host World Rugby Pacific Challenge Tournament in March

Oceania Rugby, Tue Feb 2, 2016 5:45AM

Fiji will host the World Rugby Pacific Challenge from 8-21 March, 2016.


The tournament will be played at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, with match days on 8, 12 and 17 March with the final on 21 March.


Four teams will take part in the round-robin competition. Hosts Fiji Warriors will be joined by their island neighbours Tonga A and Samoa A along with Junior Japan.  


World Rugby Chairman Bernard Lapasset said: "The Pacific Challenge is a key developmental tournament, which creates a quality competition pathway for our high performance investment unions.


"The Pacific Challenge helps local and academy players get beneficial game time, exposure to a high performance tournament environment and potentially attract the attention of the national team coaches.”



Details on where rugby fans can watch the event will be announced in due course. Keep up to date on all World Rugby tournaments on Twitter @worldrugby and @oceaniarugby


Tournament Schedule


Tuesday March 8
1530 Junior Japan v Tonga

1800 Fiji Warriors v Samoa A


Saturday March 12
1530 Samoa A v Tonga A
1800 Fiji Warriors v Junior Japan


Thursday March 17
1530 Samoa A v Junior Japan

1800 Fiji Warriors v Tonga A


Monday March 21

1530  3rd v 4th

1800  1st v 2nd

Last updated: Tuesday February 2, 2016 8:56AM
Author: Greg Thomas