Fiji Rugby Union
Rugby union is the main sport in Fiji, with 80,000 registered players in a country of less than a million. The Fiji Rugby Union team participates in several events each year, including national and international fixtures like the Rugby World Cup, HSBC Sevens series and the Pacific Nations Cup as well as Woman's Sevens rugby and the Vodafone Rugby Trophy. Get your Fiji Rugby Union tickets here for your chance to see one of the most exciting teams in rugby union.
Fiji Rugby Union background and history
The Fiji Rugby Union team is part of the Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance (PIRA). Since Samoa left the alliance in 2009, it now consists of just Tonga and Fiji. As of July 2017, Fiji are ranked tenth in the world in international ratings, just behind Argentina and ahead of Japan. In 2007 Fiji defeated Wales 38–34 in the Rugby World Cup and achieved a place in the quarter final. They eventually succumbed to champions and seasoned rugby team South Africa with a score of 37–20 in a nail biting match and finish.
Man of Fiji's best players play in the leagues in Europe. Also, some Fijian-born players don't actually play for Fiji, but represent other teams like Australia or New Zealand. This includes Fiji-born stars Joe Rokocoko and Sitiveni Sivivatu who plaed for All Blacks and Wing Lote Tuqiri who played for Wallabies. Fiji has won the most Pacific Tri-Nations Championships. Since 1939 players perform the "cibi" war dance before each test match. It was once a tribal war dance.
Fiji Rugby Union tickets get you access to some outstanding and exciting performances. In 2001 Fiji defeated Samoa 28-17 to become Pacific Rim champions in Tokyo. Fiji vs. Wales at the Millennium Stadium in November 2002 produced 21 points and two tries from star player Stephen Jones to earn Fiji a 58–14 victory.
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