IRB Pacific Nations Cup 2011 Set for Thrilling Finale
- Most competitive competition to date
- Tournament key to RWC 2011 preparations
- Full match previews available to download
The final round of IRB Pacific Nations Cup 2011 matches will be played in Fijian city of Lautoka on Wednesday, July 13 with all four teams in with a shout of winning the coveted title.
In the most competitive competition to date, Tonga are in pole position thanks to securing a try-scoring bonus point along the way, but Samoa, hosts Fiji and Japan all have a mathematical chance of topping the standings.
Tonga will kick-off proceedings at Churchill Park against Pacific Island neighbours Samoa at 12:40 local time before hosts Fiji take on HSBC Asian 5 Nations champions Japan at 15:10.
With Rugby World Cup 2011 just two months away, the IRB Pacific Nations Cup has provided an indication of the form of the four nations as they hone their preparations for New Zealand.
“The scene is set for a thrilling finale to what has been another successful IRB Pacific Nations Cup on and off the field,” said IRB Regional General Manager for Oceania William Glenwright.
“Rugby World Cup 2011 is just around the corner and aside from bragging rights this tournament has provided the perfect preparation platform for each of the participating Unions ahead of Rugby’s showcase event.”