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2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

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2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby NaBUru38 » Thu, 08 Mar 2018, 17:22


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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby victorsra » Thu, 08 Mar 2018, 17:48

It would be a great improvement if PNG, Tahiti, Cooks, New Caledonia could play Fiji A, Samoa A, Tonga A....
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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 09 Mar 2018, 12:40

victorsra wrote:It would be a great improvement if PNG, Tahiti, Cooks, New Caledonia could play Fiji A, Samoa A, Tonga A....


It would be a great improvement if PNG and New Caledonia would actually field teams and if Tahiti would really field a team of eligible players.
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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby IanCleverly » Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 19:26

Bumping this thread due to it starting on Friday (with games involving Fiji 'A' to be streamed via 'Fiji One')

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby NedRugby » Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 22:47

https://www.world.rugby/tournament/1927


Tournament involves "A" teams or similar from Japan, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby argie » Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 02:33


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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby 4N » Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 02:51

argie wrote:Junior Japan v Samoa A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHnqxN9ZMag


Thanks :thumbup:

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby Warpath » Fri, 08 Mar 2019, 04:12

Junior Japs just beat Samoa A 21-31..good game, the Japan team have a dominating scrum..fiji-tonga next

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby TheStroBro » Sat, 16 Mar 2019, 05:17

I enjoy that this free rugby is televised. But what's the point of that when no one attends these things?

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby NaBUru38 » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 14:33

It's a tournament meant to develop players.

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby TheStroBro » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 21:13

Still doesn't explain why it's televised.

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby Armchair Fan » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 21:54

Politics. It's World Rugby's way to prove how much they invest in Pacific Islanders.

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby Buffalo » Mon, 18 Mar 2019, 22:09

Maybe it’s televised because there’s a lot of ex-pats and heritage individuals who are interested in watching the games? The Fijians and Samoans I know were excited about this and wanted to watch even though they live in Canada and Australia. Not everything is some conspiracy by World Rugby.

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby NaBUru38 » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 16:57

Of course development competitions should be televised. It's the only people can see how players develop (other than attending of course).

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Re: 2018 World Rugby Pacific Challenge

Postby TheStroBro » Tue, 19 Mar 2019, 21:34

Buffalo wrote:Maybe it’s televised because there’s a lot of ex-pats and heritage individuals who are interested in watching the games? The Fijians and Samoans I know were excited about this and wanted to watch even though they live in Canada and Australia. Not everything is some conspiracy by World Rugby.


Original point, I enjoyed the fact that they were. I'm a junky. Every time there's a BUCs game on, it's usually lunch time for me and I watch it.

But, when I was watching there were like 600 people watching. Not a whole lot.

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