Nauru national rugby sevens team

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Nauru Sevens
Union Nauru Rugby Union
Founded2012
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First international
Nauru  Flag of Nauru.svg 0–69 Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa
(2015 Pacific Games, 8 July 2015)
Largest win
Nauru  Flag of Nauru.svg 31-10 Flag of France.svg  Wallis and Futuna
(2017 Pacific Mini Games, 9 July 2017)
Largest defeat
Nauru  Flag of Nauru.svg 0–73 Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
(2016 Oceania Sevens 11 November 2016)
World Cup Sevens
Appearances0

The Nauru national rugby sevens team made its international debut at the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. [1]

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History

Nauru was introduced to the sport of Rugby sevens in 2012. [2] They became an associate member of the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions in 2014. [3] [4]

Having made their international debut at the 2015 Pacific Games, they were pooled alongside New Caledonia, Tonga, Vanuatu and 2011 Pacific Games Gold medalists Samoa.

Nauru won their first international game at the 2016 Oceania Sevens Championship, defeating the Solomon Islands 22-19.

Competing in the 2017 Pacific Mini Games, Nauru defeated Vanuatu 24-12, and Wallis and Futuna 31-10, their largest win ever. [5]

Current squad

Squad to the 2015 Pacific Games: [6]

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References

  1. Radio New Zealand (8 July 2015). "Sport: Nauru 7s team to make international debut" . Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  2. Charles Yapumi (2015). "Nauru rugby 7 teams fly in" . Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  3. "Sevens stars set for Pacific Games". World Rugby. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  4. "Nauru Becomes Newest Member Of Global Rugby Family". RugbyRedefined.com. 5 June 2015. Archived from the original on 11 September 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  5. http://rugby7.com/aa6.Asp?L=E
  6. pg2015.gems.pro (8 July 2015). "2015 Pacific Games Men's 7s" (PDF). Retrieved 10 July 2015.