Fiji Warriors will defend their Pacific Challenge title in Suva in March.
The schedule for the World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2017 has been announced.
Four teams will battle it out in Suva next month, with Fiji Warriors hosting Samoa A, Tonga A and Junior Japan. The round-robin tournament will take place on 10, 14 and 18 March at the ANZ Stadium in the Fijian capital.
The World Rugby Pacific Challenge is a key developmental tournament for high-performance A sides, which creates a quality competition pathway for targeted investment unions.
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “The Pacific Challenge helps local and academy players gain beneficial game time and gives exposure to a high-performance tournament environment.
“Fiji won last year’s tournament but I expect they’ll face tough competition to retain the trophy next month. It’s certainly an exciting event for fans in Suva.”
Details on where fans can watch the event will be announced in due course.