2018 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships return to Fiji

September 4, 2018
 
In a continuing commitment to ensuring fans have access to experiencing the best of the best in the world of Sevens Rugby the Men’s and Women’s events will staged together in Suva at ANZ Stadium over two days Friday 9th and Saturday 10th November 2018.
 
“The Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship is an impressive competition of national women’s and men’s teams competing to be the best in the Pacific – and that means the best on a global stage based on the international performances of our regions women’s and men’s teams in recent years,” said Ms Cathy Wong, Oceania Rugby Women’s Director.
 
“The Government of Fiji is delighted to yet again host another premier international sporting event; the Oceania Sevens Championships – after successfully hosting other international events such as the Super Rugby, the recently concluded Pan Pacific Championship, the ITTF Table Tennis Championship, the recently concluded ICC East Asia Pacific Cricket qualifiers and many more,” said Hon. Laisenia Tuitubou, Fiji’s Minister for Youth and Sports.
 
Minister Tuitubou said the intentions of the Fijian Government have been very clear. “We have a vision of making Fiji a sort after destination in the Asia Pacific Region when it comes to hosting International Sporting events and we have continued to support the respective National Sporting Organisations and have continued to provide assistance in the areas of sports development and training,” he added.
 
Speaking also at the media launch today, Fiji Rugby Union’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr John O’Connor, said that this collaboration on ground – as in any international event – will strengthen the capacity of our rugby administrators and technical officials.
 
“Fans can see the best of sevens rugby skills – that will be displayed “live”. The big names of Rugby 7s will be on ground. Our very own Fiji Airways Men’s 7s and Fiji Airways Fijiana 7s will showcase their magic ahead of the 2018-19 HSBC Sevens Series,” Mr O’Connor added.
 
He said competition wise – having national teams on the ground - promotes the sevens code even further - which equally strengthens Fiji Rugby’s growth strategy.
 
“It (the championship) also facilitates “game-time” for our island neighbours – for countries like Tuvalu, Nauru, Cook Islands, Niue and the Solomon Islands to name a few,” Mr O’Connor said.
 
The Men’s event will see 13 teams from around the region participate including World Rugby Sevens Series core teams Australia, Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand. Hosts Fiji will be keen to keep the regional crown whilst current Commonwealth and RWC Sevens Champions New Zealand All Black 7s will be vying to complete the trophy collect in 2018. Tonga and Papua New Guinea will be sure to draw on their experience at the RWC Seven 2018 in trying to create some upsets during the weekend.

Men’s teams (in alphabetical order) contesting the 2018 Oceania Rugby Men’s Sevens Championship: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
 
There are 8 women’s teams in 2018 with Australia and New Zealand considered front runners for the title. Fiji and Papua New Guinea will be keen to close the gap between themselves and the previous title holders. Debutantes Nauru will be out to prove themselves at the regional event.
 
Women’s teams (in alphabetical order) contesting the 2018 Oceania Rugby Women’s Sevens Championship: Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Nauru, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Samoa

 


TICKETING INFORMATION

  • Daily Standard Prices:
    • $10 for Grandstand
    • $5 for Non-Grandstand
  • 2 Day Package Tickets:
    • $15 for Grandstand
    • $7 for Non-Grandstand

 Children under the Age of 12 – will be permitted free-entry to the Embankment Areas only
 
Tickets can be bought at the:

Fiji Sports Council Office at Laucala Bay in Suva, Fiji.
Or simply visit www.ticketdirect.com.fj for online purchases. Customers need to note that there is a service fee for online purchases.
For ticket queries in Fiji call P: 3312 177 or email reception@fijisportscouncil.com.fj. Alternatively, ticket queries can be posted at the Fiji Sports Council’s Facebook page.

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