Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Pacifique Treize Set for Historic First Tour

Pacifique Treize, the Noumea based rugby league team which aims to provide opportunities to players from the French speaking territories in the Pacific, namely New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna and French Polynesia, are set to undertake a historic...
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IRL World Rankings: How realistic are they?

The latest IRB world rankings came out on December 10th and show the top four countries, in order, New Zealand, England, Tonga and Australia. The IRL states on its website that world rankings are based only on the results of...
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Reaction from Euro nations to new Rugby League world rankings

Following the release of the new men’s, women’s and wheelchair world rankings by the IRL, there has been some significant movement for some European nations. In the men’s, Serbia – who played the most Test fixtures in 2021 –...

Pacifique Treize testing day draws good turnout

The newest team bidding to enter the Intrust Super Cup has held a successful testing day in the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara. Pacifique Treize (Pacific 13) have been in talks with the Queensland Rugby League (QRL) about potentially joining the...
Port Vila Fire Ants v Santo Boars in annual Vanuatu SOO clash

Port Vila Fire Ants 30 defeat Santo Boars 16 in annual Vanuatu SOO clash


Some great news from the Pacific Nation of Vanuatu with the 4th instalment of the annual rugby league State of Origin fixture finally going ahead on Saturday in what has been a tough year for the people of Vanuatu.

The clash between the Port Vila Fire Ants and the Santo Boars was due to be played on the 21st of November but had to be rescheduled after Air Vanuatu cancelled the flight that was due to take the Port Vila team to Santo.

NRL combines with UNICEF to help provide relief in Vanuatu

Date: 27/3/15

The NRL, in partnership with UNICEF Australia, is calling on the Rugby League community to unite in support of the people affected by the aftermath of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.

To kick off Rugby League’s support for the campaign, the NRL has pledged $50,000 to UNICEF’s rapid response network, through which all members of the community can donate.

Vanuatu Rugby League

Vanuatu and Philippines ready for rugby league Test

Date: 11/10/14

Rugby League will continue its surge into exotic places around the World when the Philippines "Tamaraws" visit Vanuatu to take on the National side at Chapius Stadium in Luganville, Espiritu-Santo (Vanuatu) at 3pm today.

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Vanuatu stage a stunning second half come back

By Dane Campbell, Date:5/3/12

The Vanuatu-South Sea Invitational team staged a stunning second half come back to force a 30 all draw with Townsville Brothers on Saturday night in Townsville, Queensland. After trailing 20—0 at halftime, the Vanuatu-South Sea team fought courageously to come back and snatch the draw with only minutes remaining.

Vanuatu name line-up for game against Townsville Brothers

By Dane Campbell, Date:28/2/13

The Vanuatu-South Sea Invitational team have enjoyed the past 3 days in the North Queensland towns of Bowen and Ayr and have now arrived safely into Townsville, where the team will play against renowned opposition in Townsville Brothers.

Queensland clubs show interest in signing Vanuatu players

By Dane Campbell, Date:26/2/13

The Vanuatu-South Sea Invitational tour continues to attract mass media and general public support throughout regional Queensland with visits to Mackay and Bowen over the past few days met with enthusiasm amongst excited supporters.