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Costa Rica welcomed as World Rugby full member

12 Dec 2017

World Rugby has welcomed the Federacion de Rugby de Costa Rica as a full member union, bringing the total number to 105 full members and 16 associates across six regions. With Rugby continuing to experience accelerated global growth as participation nears 9 million, South America has been at the forefront of the drive to attract […]...

Pools announced for HSBC Sydney Sevens

11 Dec 2017

The pools for both the men’s and women’s HSBC Sydney Sevens have been announced. In the men’s, fresh from their win in Cape Town, New Zealand top Pool A and will face Fiji, Samoa and Russia. In Pool B, runners up from Cape Town Argentina will play France, Wales and Kenya. Reigning Sydney champions South […]...

Regional Support for 2017 Pacific Mini Games

08 Dec 2017

Vanuatu Rugby Union and the 2017 Pacific Mini Games were given a boost in preparations by the joint donation of equipment from the Central Coast 7s, Parramatta Two Blue Rugby Club and Hart Sports. The new equipment included 2 boxes of hit shields, goal post pads, corner post pads and marker cones. This will be […]...

World Rugby launches simplified law book

07 Dec 2017

Making rugby’s laws easier to understand for all is the objective behind the simplified law book, which will be introduced globally from 1 January, 2018. Approved at the November World Rugby Council meeting, the simplified law book is designed to make the laws easier to understand while not altering the meaning of them or how the […]...


The Fiji national rugby union team is a member of the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA) formerly along with Samoa and Tonga. In 2009, Samoa announced their departure from the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance, leaving just Fiji and Tonga. Fiji are ranked tenth in the world by the IRB as of 16 June 2014.

Despite the relatively small size of their represented country, in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Fiji defeated Wales 38–34 to claim a quarter final spot (theoretically placing them in the top 8 teams in the world) and proceeded to give eventual winners South Africa a scare eventually going down 37–20.