2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup

The 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup was the fourteenth edition of the Pacific Nations Cup annual international rugby union competition.[1] The tournament was won by Japan after victory over the United States. It was Japan’s third Pacific Nations title and the second in their own right.[2][3]

2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries Canada
 Fiji
 Japan
 Samoa
 Tonga
 United States
Date27 July – 10 August, 2019
Tournament statistics
Teams6
Matches played9
Tries scored54 (6 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Japan Yu Tamura (39 Pts)
Top try scorer(s)Japan Kenki Fukuoka
Japan Kotaro Matsushima
(3 tries)
Final
Champions Japan (3rd title)
Runners-up Fiji
← 2018 (Previous)
(Next) 2020 →

FormatEdit

The tournament used a cross-pool format. The six national teams were divided into two pools of three. Each team played three matches, one against each of the teams in the opposite pool. The tournament placings were decided on the number of points accumulated from all matches.[4]

StandingsEdit

Rank Team Games Points Tries Bonus Points Table
Points
Played Won Drawn Lost PF PA PD TF TA Try Bonus Losing Bonus
Overall Standings
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 109 48 +61 14 6 3 0 15
2   Fiji 3 2 0 1 69 50 +19 10 6 1 0 9
3   United States 3 2 0 1 80 63 +17 9 8 1 0 9
4   Samoa 3 1 0 2 38 40 –2 4 5 0 2 6
5   Tonga 3 1 0 2 57 89 –32 9 12 1 0 5
6   Canada 3 0 0 3 55 118 –63 8 17 1 0 1
Pool A Standings
1   Fiji 3 2 0 1 69 50 +19 10 6 1 0 9
2   United States 3 2 0 1 80 63 +17 9 8 1 0 9
3   Tonga 3 1 0 2 57 89 –32 9 12 1 0 5
Pool B Standings
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 109 48 +61 14 6 3 0 15
2   Samoa 3 1 0 2 38 40 –2 4 5 0 2 6
3   Canada 3 0 0 3 55 118 –63 8 17 1 0 1
Source: rugbyarchive.net
  • Points breakdown:
  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
  • 1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

FixturesEdit

There were five fixtures played in Fiji, two in Japan, and one each in Samoa and United States.[5] Neutral referees and television match officials were appointed for all matches.[6]

Round 1Edit

27 July 2019
15:00 WST (UTC+13)
Samoa   25–17   Tonga
Try: Leiua 43' c
Amosa 71' c
Tuatagaloa 79' m
Con: Seuteni (1/1) 44'
Alatimu (1/2) 72'
Pen: Seuteni (2/2) 21', 49'
Report Try: Vuna 10' m
Tameifuna 40 ' m
Sakalia 58' c
Con: Faiva (1/3) 59'

Notes:


27 July 2019
14:50 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   34–21   Fiji
Try: Fukuoka 6' m
Matsushima (2) 19 'c, 55' m
Lafaele 22' c
Himeno 30' c
Con: Tamura (3/5) 19', 24', 32'
Pen: Tamura (1/1) 2'
Report Try: Botia 12' c
S. Matavesi (2) 38' c, 60' c
Con: Volavola (3/3) 13', 39', 61'

Notes:


27 July 2019
18:00 PDT (UTC-07)
United States   47–19   Canada
Try: Fawsitt 10' c
Scully 24' c
Landry 61' c
Moore 64' m
Pifeleti 69' m
de Haas 78' c
Con: MacGinty (3/4) 11', 24', 62'
Hooley (1/2) 79'
Pen: MacGinty (3/4) 36', 40', 47'
Report Try: Ardron 42' c
Penalty try 77'
Trainor 80' m
Con: Nelson (1/2) 43'
Infinity Park, Glendale
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Notes:

Round 2Edit

3 August 2019
14:30 FJT (UTC+12)
United States   13–10   Samoa
Try: MacGinty 19' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 20'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 2', 80'
Report Try: Leiua 5' c
Con: Alatimu (1/1) 6'
Pen: Taefu (1/1) 72'

Notes:


3 August 2019
17:15 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji   38–13   Canada
Try: Mata 8' m
Yato 17' c
Nakarawa 29' c
Ravai 43' c
Tuisova 48' m
Dolokoto 67' c
Con: Matavesi (4/6) 18', 30', 43', 68'
Report Try: Lloyd 35' c
Con: O'Leary (1/1) 36'
Pen: O'Leary (2/2) 4', 12'

Notes:


3 August 2019
19:10 JST (UTC+09)
Japan   41–7   Tonga
Try: Mafi 9' c
Valu 19' c
Lafaele 28' c
Matsushima 71' c
Fukuoka 78' c
Con: Tamura (5/5) 10', 22', 30', 72', 79'
Pen: Tamura (2/2) 49', 68'
Report Try: Fifita 56' c
Con: Takulua (1/1) 57'

Round 3Edit

9 August 2019
15:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Tonga   33–23   Canada
Try: Halaifonua 7' c
Lolohea 29' c
Hingano 33' m
Talakai 41' c
Vailanu 71' c
Con: Takulua (3/3) 8', 31', 43'
Fosita (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Hassler (2) 40' m
Parfrey 64' m
van der Merwe 73' m
Pen: McRorie (1/1) 17'

10 August 2019
16:35 FJT (UTC+12)
United States   20–34   Japan
Try: Hughes 16' c
Germishuys 71' c
Con: Hooley (2/2) 17', 72'
Pen: Hooley (2/2) 29', 40'
Report Try: Leitch (2) 3' c, 55' c
Fukuoka 11' c
Yamanaka 42' c
Con: Tamura (4/4) 4', 12', 43', 56'
Pen: Tamura (1/1) 9', 39'

10 August 2019
19:15 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji   10–3   Samoa
Try: Goneva 43' c
Con: Volavola (1/1) 45'
Pen: Volavola (1/1) 32'
Report Pen: Seuteni (1/3) 39'

StatisticsEdit

SquadsEdit

Nation Head coach Captain
  Canada   Kingsley Jones Tyler Ardron
  Fiji   John McKee Dominiko Waqaniburotu
  Japan   Jamie Joseph Michael Leitch
  Samoa   Steve Jackson Various
  Tonga   Toutai Kefu Siale Piutau
  United States   Gary Gold Blaine Scully

Note: Number of caps and players' ages are indicated as of 27 July 2019 – the tournament's opening day, pre first tournament match.

CanadaEdit

On 18 July, Kingsley Jones named his 31 man squad for the Pacific Nations Cup. [7].

On 1 August, winger Kainoa Lloyd was added to the squad as injury cover.[8]

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Eric Howard Hooker (1993-09-05)5 September 1993 (aged 25) 20   New Orleans Gold
Benoît Piffero Hooker (1987-05-21)21 May 1987 (aged 32) 22   Blagnac SCR
Andrew Quattrin Hooker (1996-08-29)29 August 1996 (aged 22) 0   Toronto Arrows
Rob Brouwer Prop (1982-12-10)10 December 1982 (aged 36) 9   Toronto Arrows
Hubert Buydens Prop (1982-01-04)4 January 1982 (aged 37) 52   New Orleans Gold
Jake Ilnicki Prop (1992-02-27)27 February 1992 (aged 27) 31   Seattle Seawolves
Cole Keith Prop (1997-05-07)7 May 1997 (aged 22) 12   Toronto Arrows
Djustice Sears-Duru Prop (1994-05-24)24 May 1994 (aged 25) 46   Seattle Seawolves
Matt Tierney Prop (1996-07-04)4 July 1996 (aged 23) 17   Castres Olympique
Conor Keys Lock (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 23) 13 Unattached
Evan Olmstead Lock (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 28) 27 Unattached
Mike Sheppard Lock (1988-12-20)20 December 1988 (aged 30) 5   Toronto Arrows
Kyle Baillie Flanker (1991-04-07)7 April 1991 (aged 28) 25   New Orleans Gold
Justin Blanchet Flanker (1993-08-25)25 August 1993 (aged 25) 3 Unattached
Matt Heaton Flanker (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 26) 21   Darlington Mowden Park
Lucas Rumball Flanker (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 23) 29   Toronto Arrows
Tyler Ardron Number 8 (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 28) 31   Chiefs
Luke Campbell Number 8 (1992-02-10)10 February 1992 (aged 27) 9   Toronto Arrows
Jamie Mackenzie Scrum-half (1989-02-28)28 February 1989 (aged 30) 17   Toronto Arrows
Phil Mack Scrum-half (1985-08-18)18 August 1985 (aged 33) 55   Seattle Seawolves
Gordon McRorie Fly-half (1988-05-12)12 May 1988 (aged 31) 39   Prairie Wolf Pack
Shane O'Leary Fly-half (1993-12-03)3 December 1993 (aged 25) 10   Nottingham
Pat Parfrey Fly-half (1991-11-01)1 November 1991 (aged 27) 27   Toronto Arrows
Nick Blevins Centre (1988-11-11)11 November 1988 (aged 30) 59   Prairie Wolf Pack
Ciaran Hearn Centre (1985-12-30)30 December 1985 (aged 33) 66 Unattached
Ben LeSage Centre (1995-11-24)24 November 1995 (aged 23) 12   BC Bears
Conor Trainor Centre (1989-05-12)12 May 1989 (aged 30) 32   USO Nevers
Jeff Hassler Wing (1991-08-21)21 August 1991 (aged 27) 21   Seattle Seawolves
Kainoa Lloyd Wing (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 25) 10   Toronto Arrows
Taylor Paris Wing (1992-10-06)6 October 1992 (aged 26) 27   Castres Olympique
DTH van der Merwe Wing (1986-04-28)28 April 1986 (aged 33) 55   Glasgow Warriors
Peter Nelson Fullback (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 27) 0 Unattached

FijiEdit

On 30 May, John McKee named an initial 50-man extended squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup which was cut down to 42 in June.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Mesu Dolokoto Hooker (1995-01-21)21 January 1995 (aged 24) 3   Fijian Latui
Sam Matavesi Hooker (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 27) 6   Cornish Pirates
Tuvere Veremalua Hooker (1997-12-29)29 December 1997 (aged 21) 4   Fijian Latui
Lee Roy Atalifo Prop (1988-05-10)10 May 1988 (aged 31) 9   Jersey Reds
Campese Ma'afu Prop (1984-12-19)19 December 1984 (aged 34) 56 Unattached
Eroni Mawi Prop (1996-06-02)2 June 1996 (aged 23) 5   Fijian Latui
Peni Ravai Prop (1990-06-16)16 June 1990 (aged 29) 24   Bordeaux Bègles
Manasa Saulo Prop (1989-04-06)6 April 1989 (aged 30) 41 Unattached
Luke Tagi Prop (1997-06-23)23 June 1997 (aged 22) 0   Fijian Latui
Kalivati Tawake Prop (1988-11-16)16 November 1988 (aged 30) 10   Biarritz
Joeli Veitayaki Jr. Prop (1986-03-14)14 March 1986 (aged 33) 7   Fijian Latui
Tevita Cavubati Lock (1987-08-12)12 August 1987 (aged 31) 22   Harlequins
Leone Nakarawa Lock (1988-04-02)2 April 1988 (aged 31) 54   Racing 92
Api Ratuniyarawa Lock (1986-07-11)11 July 1986 (aged 33) 30   Northampton Saints
Tevita Ratuva Lock (1995-05-08)8 May 1995 (aged 24) 0   Bordeaux Bègles
Albert Tuisue Lock (1993-06-06)6 June 1993 (aged 26) 4   London Irish
Semi Kunatani Flanker (1990-10-27)27 October 1990 (aged 28) 6   Harlequins
Viliame Mata Flanker (1991-10-22)22 October 1991 (aged 27) 9   Edinburgh
Mosese Voka Flanker (1985-06-07)7 June 1985 (aged 34) 8   Fijian Drua
Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c) Flanker (1986-04-20)20 April 1986 (aged 33) 44   Pau
Peceli Yato Flanker (1993-01-17)17 January 1993 (aged 26) 13   Clermont Auvergne
Johnny Dyer Number 8 (1992-02-06)6 February 1992 (aged 27) 0   Fijian Latui
Nemani Nagusa Number 8 (1988-06-21)21 June 1988 (aged 31) 16   Newcastle Falcons
Frank Lomani Scrum-half (1996-04-18)18 April 1996 (aged 23) 8   Fijian Drua
Nikola Matawalu Scrum-half (1989-03-08)8 March 1989 (aged 30) 33   Glasgow Warriors
Henry Seniloli Scrum-half (1989-06-15)15 June 1989 (aged 30) 24   Doncaster Knights
Seru Vularika Scrum-half (1990-04-29)29 April 1990 (aged 29) 11   Fijian Latui
Alivereti Veitokani Fly-half (1992-11-02)2 November 1992 (aged 26) 5   London Irish
Ben Volavola Fly-half (1991-01-13)13 January 1991 (aged 28) 28   Racing 92
Levani Botia Centre (1989-03-14)14 March 1989 (aged 30) 11   La Rochelle
Sevanaia Galala Centre (1993-01-29)29 January 1993 (aged 26) 2   Brive
Josh Matavesi Centre (1990-10-05)5 October 1990 (aged 28) 17   Newcastle Falcons
Waisea Nayacalevu Centre (1990-06-26)26 June 1990 (aged 29) 16   Stade Français
Semi Radradra Centre (1992-06-13)13 June 1992 (aged 27) 3   Bordeaux Bègles
Jale Vatubua Centre (1991-08-30)30 August 1991 (aged 27) 13   Pau
Vereniki Goneva Wing (1984-04-05)5 April 1984 (aged 35) 54   Newcastle Falcons
Filipo Nakosi Wing (1992-04-08)8 April 1992 (aged 27) 0   Castres Olympique
Patrick Osborne Wing (1987-06-14)14 June 1987 (aged 32) 6   Kubota Spears
Eroni Sau Wing (1990-05-02)2 May 1990 (aged 29) 2   Perpignan
Josua Tuisova Wing (1994-02-04)4 February 1994 (aged 25) 7   Toulon
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback (1989-05-15)15 May 1989 (aged 30) 24   La Rochelle
Setariki Tuicuvu Fullback (1995-09-07)7 September 1995 (aged 23) 1   Clermont Auvergne

JapanEdit

On 17 July, Japan named a 35-man squad for their 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup campaign.[9]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Franchise / province
Kosuke Horikoshi Hooker (1995-06-02)2 June 1995 (aged 24) 2   Suntory Sungoliath
Shota Horie Hooker (1986-01-21)21 January 1986 (aged 33) 58   Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Atsushi Sakate Hooker (1993-06-21)21 June 1993 (aged 26) 13   Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Keita Inagaki Prop (1990-06-02)2 June 1990 (aged 29) 25   Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Yusuke Kizu Prop (1995-12-02)2 December 1995 (aged 23) 0   Toyota Verblitz
Shogo Miura Prop (1995-08-06)6 August 1995 (aged 23) 5   Sunwolves / Toyota Verblitz
Asaeli Ai Valu Prop (1989-05-07)7 May 1989 (aged 30) 5   Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Luke Thompson Lock (1981-04-16)16 April 1981 (aged 38) 64   Kintetsu Liners
Wimpie van der Walt Lock (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 30) 9   NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes
Uwe Helu Lock (1990-07-12)12 July 1990 (aged 29) 11   Sunwolves / Yamaha Júbilo
James Moore Lock (1993-06-11)11 June 1993 (aged 26) 0   Sunwolves
Hendrik Tui Loose forward (1987-12-13)13 December 1987 (aged 31) 43   Sunwolves
Yoshitaka Tokunaga Loose forward (1992-04-10)10 April 1992 (aged 27) 10   Toshiba Brave Lupus
Shunsuke Nunomaki Loose forward (1992-07-13)13 July 1992 (aged 27) 7   Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Michael Leitch Loose forward (1988-10-07)7 October 1988 (aged 30) 59   Sunwolves / Toshiba Brave Lupus
Lappies Labuschagné Loose forward (1989-01-11)11 January 1989 (aged 30) 0   Sunwolves / Kubota Spears
Kazuki Himeno Loose forward (1994-07-27)27 July 1994 (aged 25) 9   Sunwolves / Toyota Verblitz
Amanaki Mafi Loose forward (1990-01-21)21 January 1990 (aged 29) 22   NTT Communications Shining Arcs
Kaito Shigeno Scrum-half (1990-11-21)21 November 1990 (aged 28) 7   Sunwolves
Fumiaki Tanaka Scrum-half (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 (aged 34) 69   Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Yutaka Nagare Scrum-half (1992-09-04)4 September 1992 (aged 26) 15   Sunwolves / Suntory Sungoliath
Yu Tamura Fly-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 30) 54   Sunwolves
Rikiya Matsuda Fly-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 30) 16   Panasonic Wild Knights
Will Tupou Centre (1990-07-20)20 July 1990 (aged 29) 6   Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Ryoto Nakamura Centre (1991-06-03)3 June 1991 (aged 28) 16   Suntory Sungoliath
Timothy Lafaele Centre (1991-08-19)19 August 1991 (aged 27) 14   Sunwolves / Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Ryohei Yamanaka Wing (1988-06-22)22 June 1988 (aged 31) 12   Sunwolves / Kobelco Steelers
Kenki Fukuoka Wing (1992-09-07)7 September 1992 (aged 26) 30   Panasonic Wild Knights
Ataata Moeakiola Wing (1996-02-06)6 February 1996 (aged 23) 3   Chiefs
Lomano Lemeki Wing (1989-01-30)30 January 1989 (aged 30) 8   Honda Heat
Kotaro Matsushima Fullback (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 26) 30   Sunwolves / Suntory Sungoliath

SamoaEdit

On 22 June, Steve Jackson named a 33-man squad for the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Elia Elia Hooker (1996-01-22)22 January 1996 (aged 23) 6   Harlequins
Seilala Lam Hooker (1989-02-18)18 February 1989 (aged 30) 10   Perpignan
Motu Matu'u Hooker (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 32) 18   London Irish
Ray Niuia Hooker (1991-10-14)14 October 1991 (aged 27) 2   Highlanders
Paul Alo-Emile Prop (1991-12-22)22 December 1991 (aged 27) 10   Stade Français
James Lay Prop (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 25) 9   Bristol
Jordan Lay Prop (1992-11-05)5 November 1992 (aged 26) 11   Bristol
Logovi'i Mulipola Prop (1987-03-11)11 March 1987 (aged 32) 26   Newcastle
Alofaaga Sao Prop (1997-10-09)9 October 1997 (aged 21) 0   Savai'i Vikings
Hisa Sasagi Prop (1987-07-29)29 July 1987 (aged 31) 4   Blues
Kane Leaupepe Lock (1992-12-03)3 December 1992 (aged 26) 3   Hurricanes
Filo Paulo Lock (1987-11-06)6 November 1987 (aged 31) 30 Unattached
Senio Toleafoa Lock (1993-08-26)26 August 1993 (aged 25) 0   Nevers
Chris Vui Lock (1993-02-11)11 February 1993 (aged 26) 12   Bristol
Piula Fa'asalele Flanker (1988-01-22)22 January 1988 (aged 31) 17   Perpignan
Faifili Levave Flanker (1986-01-15)15 January 1986 (aged 33) 19 Unattached
Tofatuimoana Solia Flanker (1993-01-21)21 January 1993 (aged 26) 0   Southern Tornadoes
Henry Stowers Flanker (1995-03-03)3 March 1995 (aged 24) 0   Western Force
Afa Amosa Number 8 (1990-10-11)11 October 1990 (aged 28) 0   Bordeaux-Bègles
Jack Lam Number 8 (1987-11-18)18 November 1987 (aged 31) 32 Unattached
Pele Cowley Scrum-half (1993-04-16)16 April 1993 (aged 26) 11   Ponsonby RFC
Auvasa Faleali'i Scrum-half (1990-02-09)9 February 1990 (aged 29) 2   Nevers
Dwayne Polotaivao Scrum-half (1990-07-30)30 July 1990 (aged 28) 10 Unattached
AJ Alatimu Fly-half (1993-03-25)25 March 1993 (aged 26) 1   Western Force
UJ Seuteni Fly-half (1993-12-09)9 December 1993 (aged 25) 0   Bordeaux-Bègles
Kieron Fonotia Centre (1988-02-02)2 February 1988 (aged 31) 7   Scarlets
Rey Lee-Lo Centre (1986-02-28)28 February 1986 (aged 33) 21   Cardiff Blues
Alapati Leiua Centre (1988-09-21)21 September 1988 (aged 30) 24   Bristol
Henry Taefu Centre (1993-04-02)2 April 1993 (aged 26) 2   Western Force
Jamie-Jerry Taulagi Wing (1993-06-18)18 June 1993 (aged 26) 4   Agen
Belgium Tuatagaloa Wing (1989-09-19)19 September 1989 (aged 29) 0 Unattached
Johnny Vaili Wing (1995-06-07)7 June 1995 (aged 24) 0   Aana Chiefs
Ahsee Tuala Fullback (1989-08-23)23 August 1989 (aged 29) 16   Northampton

TongaEdit

Tonga squad for the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Paul Ngauamo Hooker (1990-02-19)19 February 1990 (aged 29) 16   Agen
Sosefo Sakalia Hooker (1991-12-14)14 December 1991 (aged 27) 7   Asia Pacific Dragons
Elvis Taione Hooker (1983-05-25)25 May 1983 (aged 36) 27   Exeter Chiefs
Paea Faʻanunu Prop (1988-11-04)4 November 1988 (aged 30) 8   Castres
Maʻafu Fia Prop (1989-11-22)22 November 1989 (aged 29) 1   Ospreys
Siegfried Fisi'ihoi Prop (1987-06-08)8 June 1987 (aged 32) 7   Stade Français
Siua Halanukonuka Prop (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 32) 8   Glasgow Warriors
Ben Tameifuna Prop (1991-08-30)30 August 1991 (aged 27) 7   Racing 92
Toma Taufa Prop (1995-03-09)9 March 1995 (aged 24) 0   Aviron Bayonnais
Leva Fifita Lock (1989-07-29)29 July 1989 (aged 29) 10   Grenoble
Onehunga Havili Lock (1996-02-16)16 February 1996 (aged 23) 4   Exeter Chiefs
Sam Lousi Lock (1991-07-20)20 July 1991 (aged 28) 0   Hurricanes
Steve Mafi Lock (1989-12-09)9 December 1989 (aged 29) 29   Castres
Daniel Faleafa Flanker (1989-02-13)13 February 1989 (aged 30) 17   Coventry
Zane Kapeli Flanker (1992-09-28)28 September 1992 (aged 26) 1   Bay of Plenty
Fotu Lokotui Flanker (1992-03-19)19 March 1992 (aged 27) 7   Kagifa Samoa
Maama Vaipulu Flanker (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 (aged 30) 4   Castres
Nasi Manu Number 8 (1988-08-15)15 August 1988 (aged 30) 3   Benetton
Sione Vailanu Number 8 (1995-01-27)27 January 1995 (aged 24) 4   Saracens
Sami Fisilau Half-back (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 31) 18   Auckland Marist
Leon Fukofuka Half-back (1994-09-08)8 September 1994 (aged 24) 2   Kagifa Samoa
Sonatane Takulua Half-back (1991-01-11)11 January 1991 (aged 28) 30   Newcastle Falcons
James Faiva First five-eighth (1994-06-13)13 June 1994 (aged 25) 0   El Salvador
Latiume Fosita First five-eighth (1992-07-25)25 July 1992 (aged 27) 27   Kagifa Samoa
Mali Hingano Centre (1992-01-27)27 January 1992 (aged 27) 0   Stade Français
Otumaka Mausia Centre (1997-04-22)22 April 1997 (aged 22) 0   Auckland
Siale Piutau Centre (1985-10-13)13 October 1985 (aged 33) 35   Bristol Rugby
Nafi Tuitavake Centre (1989-01-21)21 January 1989 (aged 30) 11   Northampton Saints
Viliami Lolohea Wing (1993-07-04)4 July 1993 (aged 26) 5   Papatoetoe
Atieli Pakalani Wing (1989-08-02)2 August 1989 (aged 29) 6   Eastwood
Cooper Vuna Wing (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 32) 8   Bath
David Halaifonua Fullback (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 32) 28   Coventry

United StatesEdit

On the 13 June, Gary Gold named a 50 man extended squad for the Pacific Nations Cup, and in preparation ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[10]

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Dylan Fawsitt Hooker (1990-07-24)July 24, 1990 (aged 29) 8   Rugby United New York
Mike Sosene-Feagai Hooker (1993-04-17)April 17, 1993 (aged 26) 4   Auckland
James Hilterbrand Hooker (1989-05-21)May 21, 1989 (aged 30) 18   Manly
Kapeli Pifeleti Hooker (1999-09-01)September 1, 1999 (aged 19) 2   San Diego Legion
Joe Taufete'e Hooker (1992-10-04)October 4, 1992 (aged 26) 22   Worcester Warriors
David Ainuu Prop (1999-11-20)November 20, 1999 (aged 19) 5   Toulouse
Titi Lamositele Prop (1995-02-11)February 11, 1995 (aged 24) 27   Saracens
Paul Mullen Prop (1991-11-16)November 16, 1991 (aged 27) 10   Houston SaberCats
Dino Waldren Prop (1991-07-11)July 11, 1991 (aged 28) 19   San Diego Legion
Chance Wenglewski Prop (1997-04-09)April 9, 1997 (aged 22) 3   Rugby ATL
Olive Kilifi Prop (1986-09-28)September 28, 1986 (aged 32) 26   Seattle Seawolves
Paddy Ryan Prop (1990-12-11)December 11, 1990 (aged 28) 4   Rugby United New York
Eric Fry Prop (1987-09-14)September 14, 1987 (aged 31) 44   RC Vannes
Nick Civetta Lock (1989-11-05)November 5, 1989 (aged 29) 22   Doncaster Knights
Nate Brakeley Lock (1989-08-31)August 31, 1989 (aged 29) 18   Rugby United New York
Samu Manoa Lock (1985-03-05)March 5, 1985 (aged 34) 22   Seattle Seawolves
Siaosi Mahoni Lock (1997-01-29)January 29, 1997 (aged 22) 2   San Diego Legion
Louis Stanfill Lock (1985-05-30)May 30, 1985 (aged 34) 56   San Diego Legion
Greg Peterson Lock (1991-03-26)March 26, 1991 (aged 28) 20   Newcastle Falcons
Ben Landry Lock (1991-03-26)March 26, 1991 (aged 28) 18   Ealing Trailfinders
Malon Al-Jiboori Flanker (1994-08-01)August 1, 1994 (aged 24) 2   Glendale Raptors
Psalm Wooching Flanker (1997-01-16)January 16, 1997 (aged 22) 4   San Diego Legion
Ben Pinkelman Flanker (1994-06-13)June 13, 1994 (aged 25) 0   USA Sevens
Tony Lamborn Flanker (1994-07-31)July 31, 1994 (aged 24) 18   Melbourne Rebels
Hanco Germishuys Flanker (1996-08-24)August 24, 1996 (aged 22) 15   Glendale Raptors
John Quill Flanker (1990-03-10)March 10, 1990 (aged 29) 33   Rugby United New York
David Tameilau Flanker (1990-01-22)January 22, 1990 (aged 29) 15   Glasgow Warriors
Cam Dolan Number 8 (1990-03-07)March 7, 1990 (aged 29) 44   New Orleans Gold
Ross Deacon Number 8 (1993-10-29)October 29, 1993 (aged 25) 0   Rugby United New York
Jamason Fa'anana Schultz Number 8 (1996-06-13)June 13, 1996 (aged 23) 0   Houston Sabercats
Riekert Hattingh Number 8 (1994-03-05)March 5, 1994 (aged 25) 0   Seattle Seawolves
Nate Augspurger Scrum-half (1990-01-31)January 31, 1990 (aged 29) 21   San Diego Legion
Shaun Davies Scrum-half (1989-06-20)June 20, 1989 (aged 30) 22   Glendale Raptors
Ruben de Haas Scrum-half (1998-10-09)October 9, 1998 (aged 20) 11   Cheetahs
Mike Petri Scrum-half (1984-08-16)August 16, 1984 (aged 34) 57   Rugby United New York
Ben Cima Fly-half (1996-03-20)March 20, 1996 (aged 23) 10   Seattle Seawolves
Will Hooley Fly-half (1993-10-28)October 28, 1993 (aged 25) 8   Bedford Blues
AJ MacGinty Fly-half (1990-02-26)February 26, 1990 (aged 29) 21   Sale Sharks
Will Magie Fly-half (1992-02-23)February 23, 1992 (aged 27) 23   Glendale Raptors
Bryce Campbell Centre (1994-09-21)September 21, 1994 (aged 24) 25   London Irish
Paul Lasike Centre (1990-06-18)June 18, 1990 (aged 29) 13   Harlequins
Gannon Moore Centre (1990-06-01)June 1, 1990 (aged 29) 3   Utah Warriors
Thretton Palamo Centre (1988-09-22)September 22, 1988 (aged 30) 17   Houston Sabercats
Martin Iosefo Centre (1990-01-13)January 13, 1990 (aged 29) 3   USA Sevens
Marcel Brache Wing (1987-10-15)October 15, 1987 (aged 31) 16   Western Force
Tim Maupin Wing (1989-03-23)March 23, 1989 (aged 30) 9   New Orleans Gold
Ryan Matyas Wing (1990-12-24)December 24, 1990 (aged 28) 12   San Diego Legion
Madison Hughes Wing (1992-10-26)October 26, 1992 (aged 26) 3   USA Sevens
Mike Te'o Fullback (1993-07-23)July 23, 1993 (aged 26) 23   San Diego Legion
Blaine Scully Fullback (1988-02-29)February 29, 1988 (aged 31) 46   Cardiff Blues

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Japan to host World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup matches ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019". World Rugby. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Japan win Pacific Nations Cup". World Rugby. 10 August 2019. Archived from the original on 10 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan win Pacific Nations Cup". RTE Sport. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ "World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019: Fixtures" (PDF). World Rugby. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  5. ^ Pacific Nations Cup: Fixtures & Results World Rugby.
  6. ^ Officiating: Pacific Nations Cup 2019. World Rugby.
  7. ^ Canada cuts squad to 31 for Pacific Nations Cup
  8. ^ Lloyd joins squad
  9. ^ Japan PNC Squad
  10. ^ Eagles name preliminary training squad for Rugby World Cup

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