2007 Rugby World Cup – Oceania qualification

In qualification for the 2007 Rugby World Cup, there were two places available for Oceania teams, and one place in the repechage. In the group rounds, there were three points awarded for a win, two for a draw, and one for a loss. There were no bonus points awarded.

Qualification processEdit

Round 1 and 2Edit

These rounds corresponded to the 2005 FORU Oceania Cup, played by the six lowest tier teams of Oceania. Teames were divided in two pools: Pool A, with three teams from the Oceania East region, and Pool B with three teams from the Oceania West region. The winner of each group qualified for the finals (Round 2), a playoff home and away. The winner advanced to Round 4.

Round 3Edit

A round robin league between Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. Winner qualified directly to RWC 2007 as Oceania 1, Runner Up as Oceania 2, and third place advanced to Round 4.

Round 4Edit

Winner of Round 2 vs 3rd placed team from Round 3. Winner progressed to Repechage round as "Oceania 3", to meet "Asia 2".

Round 1Edit

Pool AEdit

Papua New Guinea won the pool and advanced to Round 2.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Papua New Guinea 2 2 0 0 132 6
  Vanuatu 2 1 0 1 -86 4
  Solomon Islands 2 0 0 2 -46 2
Date Match Venue Result
29-Jul-2005 Vanuatu - Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 20-12
13-Aug-2005 Solomon Islands - Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands 7-45
20-Aug-2005 Papua New Guinea - Vanuatu Papua New Guinea 97-3

Pool BEdit

Cook Islands won the pool and advanced to Round 2.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Cook Islands 2 2 0 0 44 6
  Niue 2 1 0 1 28 4
  Tahiti 2 0 0 2 -72 2
Date Match Venue Result
22-Jul-2005 Niue - Tahiti Niue 55-8
30-Jul-2005 Tahiti - Cook Islands Tahiti 22-47
06-Aug-2005 Cook Islands - Niue Cook Islands 24-5

Round 2Edit

The teams split the series, with Cook Islands winning on aggregate score to advance to Round 4.

Date Match Venue Result
03-Sep-2005 Cook Islands - Papua New Guinea Cook Islands 37-12
10-Sep-2005 Papua New Guinea - Cook Islands Papua New Guinea 20-11

Cook Islands won 48–32 on aggregate

Round 3Edit

Samoa and Fiji qualified for RWC 2007 as Oceania 1 & 2, Tonga progressed to Round 4.

Final Standings

Country GP W D L +/- Pts
  Samoa 4 3 0 1 55 10
  Fiji 4 3 0 1 -9 10
  Tonga 4 0 0 4 -46 4
Date Match Venue Result
25-Jun-2005 Fiji - Tonga Fiji 19-11
02-Jul-2005 Samoa - Tonga Samoa 50-28
09-Jul-2005 Fiji - Samoa Fiji 10-38
16-Jul-2005 Tonga - Fiji Tonga 19-24
23-Jul-2005 Tonga - Samoa Tonga 19-30
30-Jul-2005 Fiji - Samoa Fiji 21-15

Round 4Edit

Tonga swept the series and advanced to Repechage Round as Oceania 3, to meet Asia 2, South Korea.

Date Match Venue Result
23-Jun-2006 Cook Islands - Tonga Rarotonga, Cook Islands 10-77
8-Jul-2006 Tonga - Cook Islands Tonga 90-0

Tonga won 167–10 on aggregate

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