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Vanuatu And PNG Here, Ready

The Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu U20 rugby teams arrived in Nadi last night with an aim of doing their respective countries proud in the Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy which
26 Nov 2015 09:46
Vanuatu And PNG Here, Ready
PNG Team for the U20 Oceania Junior Rugby Championship at the Nadi International Airport yesterday.

The Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu U20 rugby teams arrived in Nadi last night with an aim of doing their respective countries proud in the Oceania Rugby Junior Trophy which starts in Suva tomorrow.
PNG team coach Robin Tarere said it was good to be back in Fiji after three years for the Oceania championship.
“We have a mixture of players, some first-timers and some experienced as well as local and overseas players.
“We have five players from Brisbane and three national players and we hope to give a tough competition to our opponents,” Tarere said.
He said the team had little time to prepare but they were hoping to give their best and take the trophy home.
Vanuatu team manager Simon Darval said the team was ready for the tourney.
“We have been training for a couple of months now and we hope to do better than the last time we played in the Oceania championship in 2011.
“Rugby is not a big sport in Vanuatu but we managed to put this team together to come to Fiji and we wish the teams all the best for the championship,” Darval said.
PNG plays Tonga in their first game tomorrow at 3pm while Vanuatu takes on hosts Vodafone Fiji at 5pm at the ANZ Stadium.
The rankings for the 2015 Oceania Rugby Cup were determined based on the final results of the 2015 World Rugby Junior Trophy and 2012 Oceania U19s Championship.

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