1999 Rugby World Cup – Oceania qualification

For the 1999 Rugby World Cup qualifiers, the Oceanian Federation was allocated three places in the final tournament and one place in the repechage.

Seven teams played in the Oceania qualifiers that were held over three stages from 1996 to 1998. Australia, Fiji and Western Samoa were the top three sides and secured their places as Oceania 1, Oceania 2 and Oceania 3, respectively, for RWC 99. Tonga qualified for the repechage tournament.[1][2]

Round 1Edit

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Cook Islands 2 2 0 0 62–19 6
  Papua New Guinea 2 1 0 1 111–28 4
  Tahiti 2 0 0 2 6–132 2
Date Team #1 Score Team #2 Venue
22 November 1996 Cook Islands 22–19 Papua New Guinea Rarotonga, Cook Islands
8 February 1997 Papua New Guinea 92–6 Tahiti Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
20 February 1997 Tahiti 0–40 Cook Islands Papeete, French Polynesia

Round 2Edit

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Fiji 2 2 0 0 73–17 6
  Tonga 2 1 0 1 78–32 4
  Cook Islands 2 0 0 2 19–121 2
Date Team #1 Score Team #2 Venue
21 June 1997 Fiji 20–10 Tonga Suva, Fiji
27 June 1997 Cook Islands 7–53 Fiji Rarotonga, Cook Islands
5 July 1997 Tonga 68–12 Cook Islands Nukuʻalofa, Tonga

Round 3Edit

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 165–33 9
  Fiji 3 2 0 1 78–99 7
  Western Samoa 3 1 0 2 59–71 5
  Tonga 3 0 0 3 35–134 3
Date Team #1 Score Team #2 Venue
18 September 1998 Western Samoa 28–20 Tonga Sydney, Australia
18 September 1998 Australia 66–20 Fiji Sydney, Australia
22 September 1998 Fiji 26–18 Western Samoa Canberra, Australia
22 September 1998 Australia 74–0 Tonga Canberra, Australia
26 September 1998 Australia 25–13 Western Samoa Brisbane, Australia
26 September 1998 Fiji 32–15 Tonga Brisbane, Australia

Australia, Fiji, and Western Samoa qualified for RWC 1999, Tonga qualified for the repechage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Results". ESPN Scrum. 1 September 1996.
  2. ^ "1999 Rugby World Cup Qualifier Points Tables". ESPN Scrum. 1 September 1996.