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All Blacks line up Tonga, Fiji in July

Despite a fierce off-field battle with their governing body, the All Blacks have locked in their return to international competition with three Tests against Pacific opposition in July.

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Wales to host New Zealand, South Africa

Wales will look to end a 68-year winless run against New Zealand when they host the All Blacks as part of their autumn internationals this year, the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) said on Monday.

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91dReuters

WR to help Pacific Island teams join SR in 2022

World Rugby (WR) is set to spend 1.2 million pounds ($1.65 million) annually over three years on two Pacific Island teams to help them join Super Rugby in 2022, the sport's governing body said on Wednesday.

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200dReuters

Fiji beat Georgia to claim seventh in Nations Cup

Fiji's powerhouse wing Nemani Nadolo marked his return to international rugby with a hat-trick of tries as they celebrated a late entrance into the Nations Cup with an emphatic 38-24 victory over Georgia at a wet Murrayfield on Saturday.

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218dReuters

Fiji-Italy game off after 29 positive COVID tests

The Autumn Nations Cup game between Fiji and Italy on Saturday has been called off following 29 positive COVID-19 cases within the Fiji team, tournament organisers Six Nations Rugby said on Tuesday.

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217dReuters

France handed win, bonus point after cancelled Fiji clash

France have been awarded a 28-0 victory over Fiji and a bonus point after Sunday's Autumn Nations Cup game was called off following positive COVID-19 cases in the Fiji squad.

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222dReuters

France-Fiji clash off amid positive COVID-19 tests

The Autumn Nations Cup game between France and Fiji on Sunday has been called off following positive coronavirus cases within the Fiji team, it was announced on Friday.

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261dReuters

Super Rugby AU better option for Pasifika team: PRP union

New Zealand Rugby's decision to delay a Pacific islands entry into Super Rugby Aotearoa next year was just the latest in a history of the Pasifika nations being "shafted", the head of the Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) union has said.

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329dReuters

World Rugby would back Pacific Super team

The Pacific Island Rugby Players Union has welcomed comments from World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont that it could offer funding to help a Pasifika team take part in a revamped Super Rugby competition from next year.

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344dReuters and ESPN Staff

Kanaloa Hawai'i plan to build team around Pasifika roots

Kanaloa Hawai'i have no intention of filling their ranks with veterans as they prepare for life in Major League Rugby next season and will instead look to develop the cream of talent from the Pacific Islands, the team's general manager told Reuters.

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428dReuters

Fiji chairman resigns from World Rugby Council

Fiji Rugby Union Chairman Francis Kean has stepped down from the World Rugby Council and withdrawn his nomination for the body's Executive Committee after allegations of discrimination.

428dReuters

Kean steps down from World Rugby Council

Fiji Rugby Union Chairman Francis Kean has stepped down from the World Rugby Council following allegations of discrimination published in The Sunday Times.

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443dAssociated Press

Fiji players arrested for breaking lockdown rules

The Fiji Rugby Union has criticized two of its top professional players who have been arrested for failing to self-isolate after returning to Fiji from overseas.

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490dESPN

Wales to host All Blacks and South Africa

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced that it will play host to the All Blacks and South Africa in November as part of the 2020 Autumn Internationals.

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637dReuters

Uruguay stun Fiji in Kamaishi shock

Uruguay delivered the first upset of the Rugby World Cup with a stunning 30-27 victory over an error-prone Fiji in a Pool D match at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

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Fiji coach John McKee fires back at Michael Cheika

Fiji coach John McKee has returned serve at Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika, staunchly defending his team's referral of Reece Hodge for a Rugby World Cup citing.

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641dSam Bruce

Wallabies maul their way out of Sapporo stunner

Four years on from the corresponding matchday that delivered The Miracle of Brighton, the 2019 Rugby World Cup very nearly provided The Stunner in Sapporo after the Flying Fijians gave the Wallabies an almighty scare on Saturday afternoon.

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640dSam Bruce

Wallabies sweating Hodge hit as further changes loom

Reece Hodge is facing a possible suspension after being cited for a brutal hit on Fiji's Peceli Yato, and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika may also make some unforced changes to the side that faces Wales next Sunday.

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Wallabies survive Fiji World Cup fright

The Wallabies have fought back to avoid a catastrophic result at the Rugby World Cup, needing two tries from hooker Tolu Latu to help see off Fiji 39-21 in Sapporo.

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652dCraig Dowd

Pacific lip service won't stop until rugby respects the Islands

As the eyes of the world prepare to turn their gaze on the Rugby World Cup, the game got an early reminder of the Pacific Island discussion that pops up all too regularly. It continues to be nothing but rhetoric, Craig Dowd writes.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • FIJI5th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    17
    27
  • FIJI12th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference
    SA1st
    2
    149