Fiji rugby team and rugby world cup

Fiji Rugby Team and Rugby World Cup

The Fiji national rugby union team is one of the strongest national rugby union teams of the world, and the third-strongest from Oceania, even still as a second tier nation. It 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 ninth in the world by the IRB as of 23 March 2009. Despite this low rating in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Fiji defeated Wales 38-31 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.

Rugby was first played in Fiji by European and Fijian soldiers of the Native Constabulary at Ba, on Viti Levu Island in 1884. In 1913 a Union was founded for the European settlers. Fiji played their first international against Western Samoa in Apia, Samoa on 18 August 1924. Fiji’s 20-man squad came exclusively from the five registered native clubs of the time.

European based players Bobo, Caucaunibuca, Luveniyali, Manu, Qovu and Radidi played against Australia but were not included in the squad for the PNC.

The Rugby World Cup is the premier international rugby union competition. The event is organised by the sport’s governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB), and is contested by the men’s national teams. Rugby World Cup 2011 is well underway — 12 teams had already pre-qualified and these were: New Zealand, France, Tonga, Argentina, England, Scotland, Australia, Ireland, Italy, South Africa,Wales and Fij. However there were another 8 slots available. Rugby World Cup Tickets are available at Sold Out Ticket Market at nominal rates.SoldOutTicketMarket.com is proudly opening the Rugby World Cup Tickets especially Fiji V Samoa Tickets on the reasonable and reliable prices for every type of customers. Your last and final destination for buying the tickets is SoldOutTicketMarket.

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