Four senior national women’s teams will converge at Lautoka’s Churchill Park to contest the 2018 Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship.
Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji will play in a three round robin tournament on Friday 16, Tuesday 20 and Saturday 24 November in pursuit of Pacific supremacy and the opportunity to showcase and promote International Women’s XVs Rugby in Fiji and the Pacific.
The Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship will play an integral part in building a platform to further promote and develop Women’s Rugby in the XVs code in Oceania.
The runners up from 2016, Papua New Guinea will open the championship against the Manusina from Samoa, while defending champions the Fiji Airways Fijiana will face off against Tonga in the final match of Round 1 on Friday 16 November.
The Oceania region’s success across both forms of the game on the World Rugby stage continues to be a major catalyst in inspiring young girls to take on the game in the region.
2018 Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship Fixtures
Round 1, Friday 16 November
Papua New Guinea v Samoa, 1.00pm
Fiji v Tonga, 3.00pm Round 2, Tuesday 20 November
Samoa v Tonga, 1.00pm
Fiji v Papua New Guinea, 3.00pm Round 3, Saturday 24 November
Papua New Guinea v Tonga, 1.00pm
Fiji v Samoa, 3.00pm
All matches will be played at Churchill Park, Lautoka.