Oceania 7s

Oceania 7s: Double gold for Aussies in Suva

It was a double delight for the Aussie men, who qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a 19-12 win over Samoa earlier yesterday.

Both sides came from behind to win their finals against Fiji's teams.

The Aussie women trailed 12-0 in their championship final against FIjiana and stormed home with a 24-0 second-half to claim the gold medal.

That victory came after two wins over New Zealand in as many days, a huge boost of confidence for a young team.

Vanuatu anticipates tough competition at Oceania 7s

The team had a trial session with Efira rugby club last Saturday to do their own assessment in terms of their strength and conditioning and skills level.

Head Coach Morrison Dansey is impressed with the performance of the players during their training sessions.

“So far I’m pleased with the boy’s preparation, hopefully after the trial, we are able to identify areas that we need to work on and improve the tournament,” he said.

Vanuatu is anticipating a tough challenge as they will be facing such as Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and Samoa.

Oceania 7s to include deaf tournament

The tournament aims to encourage equal opportunities for Women’s rugby and Deaf rugby across the Pacific region and beyond.

In a statement, Oceania Rugby Competitions Manager Wayne Schuster said they are excited about the inclusion of the Oceania Rugby Deaf tournament.

The category will feature International Deaf teams from Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Samoa.

The Canadian Women’s team and the Japan SDS Men’s and Women’s team will feature in this year’s format including Oceania’s Vanuatu Women’s team, who will feature in their first international rugby outing.