Almanac Rugby League -The Pacific Championships


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Just when you thought that the rugby league season was over in the Southern Hemisphere, along comes the inaugural Pacific Championships tournament. A welcome shot in the arm for international rugby league, the Championships kick off this weekend in both men’s and women’s competitions.


We first brought this development to your attention back in mid-August. Read that introduction here.


To read a general background to this new feature on the international rugby league calendar click here.


It’s a bit of an odd set-up with Tonga missing from the men’s comp – they had previously committed to a tour of England. The Mate Ma’a will, however, be represented in the women’s tournament. The oddity in that fixture is that various teams will play different numbers of games.


Here’s the first round of matches for this weekend:

Saturday 14th: Kangaroos v Toa Samoa at 7.10pm in Townsville;

Sunday 15th: Fetu Samoa v Fiji Women at 12.45pm in Port Moresby;

PNG Kumuls v Cook Islands at 3.00pm in Port Moresby;

Jillaroos v Ferns at 5.00pm in Townsville.


To see the full draw for the men’s competition click here.


To see the full draw for the women’s competition click here.


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About Ian Hauser

A relaxed, Noosa-based retiree with a (very) modest sporting CV. A loyal Queenslander, especially when it comes to cricket and rugby league. Enjoys travel, coffee and cake, reading, and has been known to appreciate a glass or three of wine. One of Footy Almanac's online editors who enjoys the occasional editing opportunity to assist aspiring writers.

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