Vanuatu Rugby League map


Information on this page was updated – 14/3/2014

Foundation Year – No official body

International Team – Vanuatu Rugby League

Top level domestic competition – N/A


History – Vanuatu is a very new rugby league playing nation. Vanuatu Rugby League was formed in late 2011 and played their first internationals in the Cabramatta 9’s in early February 2012.

Vanuatu surprised everyone with their performance at the Cabramatta 9’s in 2012 where they made it to the final and were only beaten in extra-time. Upon their return home to Vanuatu the players were met at Port Vila airport by local reporters.

It is still early days for Vanuatu but plans are underway to develop a local rugby league competition in Port Villa and continue to grow the sport. It could only be a matter of years before we see a team from Vanuatu playing regular internationals against other Pacific Nations. Plan are already underway to host an international in late 2012.

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2014 Rugby League Results
Oct 11th Philippines 32 v Vanuatu 16, Espiritu Santo

2013 Rugby League Results
Oct 12th Vanuatu 22 v Niue 20
Oct 5th Vanuatu 48 v Solomon Islands 30
Mar 1st Townsville Brothers 30 v Vanuatu South Sea Invitational 30
Feb 23rd Central Capras 28 v Vanuatu South Sea Invitational 14

2012 Rugby League Results
Oct 20th Vanuatu 14 – Greece 24