Punjas Rugby Series

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The Punjas Rugby Series was a rugby union challenge series played between Fiji A and Tonga A. It was sponsored by Fijian company Punja & Sons and played in Fiji in 2010 and 2011. [1] There was some discussion about expanding the series to include teams from Samoa, the Cook Islands and PNG, but this did not eventuate and the series ended after the 2011 edition. [1] [2]

Rugby union Team sport, code of rugby football

Rugby union, widely known simply as rugby, is a contact team sport which originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts at each end.

Tonga A national rugby union team

Tonga A is a national representative rugby union team of the Tongan rugby union. It is the second-tier side to the Tonga national rugby union team. Tonga A competes in the Pacific Challenge, formerly known as the Pacific Rugby Cup, against teams including Samoa A and Fiji Warriors. Since 2017, the team has also competed in the Americas Pacific Challenge.

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References

  1. 1 2 FRU signs deal for Test series. Fiji Times, 13 April 2010.
  2. Fijians like the look of a Cook Islands-PNG team. Cook Island News, 15 August 2011.
  3. Match 1 Report Fiji Times.
  4. Match 2 Report Fiji Live.
  5. Fiji beat Tonga 27-12 in Punjas Series
  6. Fiji lose but claim Punjas Series Archived 2015-02-02 at the Wayback Machine