2005 Oceania Cup

The 2005 Oceania Cup was an international rugby union competition for countries and territories from Oceania with national teams in the developmental band. It was run by the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions, which is the administrative body for rugby in the Oceania region.

2005 Oceania Cup
Date2 June–
26 October 2005
Countries Cook Islands
 Niue
 Tahiti
 Papua New Guinea
 Solomon Islands
 Vanuatu
Final positions
Champions Cook Islands
Runner-up Papua New Guinea
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
2006

The tournament, won by the Cook Islands, also served as the first two rounds of the Oceania qualification for 2007 Rugby World Cup.

First roundEdit

Pool AEdit

29 July 2005
Vanuatu  12 - 20  Solomon Islands
Port Vila

13 August 2005
Solomon Islands  7 - 45  Papua New Guinea
Honiara

3 September 2005
Papua New Guinea  97 - 3  Vanuatu
Port Moresby

Ranking:

Pool BEdit

23 July 2005
Niue  55 - 8  Tahiti
Alofi

30 July 2005
Tahiti  22 - 47  Cook Islands
Papeete

6 August 2005
Cook Islands  24 - 5  Niue
Rarotonga

Ranking:

FinalsEdit

3 September 2005
Cook Islands  37 - 12  Papua New Guinea
Rarotonga

10 September 2005
Papua New Guinea  20 - 11  Cook Islands
Port Moresby

Cook Islands won on aggregate (48-32) and was also admitted to Round four of Oceania qualification for 2007 RWC.

See alsoEdit