Before the World Cup in Japan, Pacific nations will play in the Pacific Nations Cup in July. A competition that brings together six teams, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Japan, the United States and Canada. The two players of the UBB will be part of the same as the second line Tevita Ratuva, not preserved by Bordeaux-Bègles.
Pacific Nation Cup Rugby 2019 Live Stream
As part of Canada’s preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the NOC tournament will allow the team to accumulate a vital match experience against teams such as the United States, Fiji and Tonga while serving an excellent platform for players to showcase their way to the selection for the Rugby World Cup. Enjoy the exciting match Fiji vs Samoa Live Stream from you pc, laptop or mac.
“The NPC tournament will be a great preparation for us. It’s a great opportunity for guys to solidify their place in this team for the World Cup, but also for other guys to raise their hand and prove they deserve to be considered for selection Says Jones.
Pacific Nation Cup 2019 Schedule
Sat Jul 27 2019
|Tonga v Samoa|| Local time 15:00 Apia Park, Apia
|Fiji v Japan
||Local time 14:50 Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium, Iwate Prefecture, Kamaishi City|
|USA v Canada
||Local Time 18:00 Infinity Park, Glendale, Colorado|
Pacific nations call for boycott of World Cup in Japan
The Pacific Rugby Players Welfare (PRPW), the union representing players from Fiji, Tonga or Samoa, on Friday called for a boycott of the 2019 World Cup to protest World Rugby’s World League draft of which these archipelagos could be excluded.
Will the World Rugby League see the light of day? To challenge a possible exclusion of Fiji from Tonga or Samos, Pacific Rugby Players Welfare (PRPW) has called for a boycott of the 2019 World Cup.
“World Rugby lets us down. It’s time to make our voices heard, “said the PRPW in a statement that” its 600 members, mostly composed of professional rugby players in Europe, are discussing a motion to make themselves unavailable. for the 2019 Rugby World Cup ‘scheduled in Japan from September 20th to November 2nd.
This call for boycott constitutes “a legitimate protest of the players” to the project of World League “which will exclude during 12 seasons the countries of the Pacific,” the statement added.
According to this project, revealed by the daily New Zealand Herald, this league would be launched in 2020 with 12 countries: those who participate in the tournament of six nations; those of the current Rugby Championship (competition between the four great nations of the southern hemisphere), to which would be added Japan and the United States. This would effectively exclude the nations of the Pacific (Fiji, Samoa, Tonga) which are teeming with talented players but survive with limited financial means.
“It’s like being back in 1995,” when Super Rugby, the Southern Hemisphere’s provincial championship, was launched without including these three small nations, blasted the former second or third line of the Samoa team, Daniel Leo, now president of the PRPW, quoted in the release.
“The exact same thing happened when Super Rugby was created and in the years of expansion that followed. Their motto was already: + Let’s take their players, but whatever happens, let the (Pacific) islands out, “adds Leo, for whom the World League, according to the version presented Thursday by New Zealand Herald, “Will be the disaster for Pacific Rugby 2.0”.
The stars are protesting
Since Thursday, many other world rugby stars have expressed their outrage at the World Rugby project as presented by the New Zealand newspaper. Among them, the third row of La Rochelle Victor Vito, double world champion with the All Blacks.
“First, you tell Tier 2 nations (the second largest in the world, including Fiji, Samoa and Tonga) that they can not access Tier 1 stars (first in the world) for three years (between two cups). of the world). And now, they will not even be able to drink a beer after a match with them for the next 12 years? The future of Tier 2 does not interest you, at least admit it, “Vito challenged on Twitter by addressing directly to World Rugby.
World Rugby director Brett Gosper tried to calm the game by explaining on social media that the World League project was “going to evolve” according to the demands of “stakeholders.” But this resulted in a scathing response from Drew Mitchell: “Who exactly are the stakeholders? At the moment, World Rugby does not seem to be talking to the right people … What has been proposed so far is quite disappointing, and only the opinion of the real protagonists, the fans, should be taken into account ” , wrote the Australian international.