Tahiti national rugby sevens team

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Union Tahiti Rugby Union
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Largest win
Tahiti  Flag of French Polynesia.svg29 – 0Flag of Guam.svg  Guam
(9 July 2015, Pacific Games)
Largest defeat
Tahiti  Flag of French Polynesia.svg0 – 50Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
(9 July 2015, Pacific Games)
World Cup Sevens
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The Tahiti national rugby sevens team competes in the Pacific Games and the Oceania Sevens. In the 2011 Pacific Games held in New Caledonia they finished in 10th place losing to Vanuatu 7 – 17 in the Ninth place playoffs.

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Squad

Squad to 2015 Pacific Games: [1]

Previous Squads

See also

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The Tahiti national rugby union team is a third tier rugby union team, representing the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France. They first played in 1971 and have played numerous games to date, most against rivals Cook Islands and several against Niue. Other games have been played against Samoa, Wallis and Futuna, Papua New Guinea and Tonga. France played a match against Tahiti at the end of their 1979 tour and won 92–12. Plans to have annual "test" match series against Pacific island neighbours, New Caledonia have been put on hold, due to time, availability, finances, and coaching and refereeing resources. They have yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup. Rugby union in Tahiti is administered by the Fédération Tahitienne de Rugby de Polynésie Française. Currently, players who have represented or played for the Tahiti national rugby team, are eligible to represent France. However, playing at a professional level can only enable this. At present there are several Tahitian professional rugby players abroad in France's Top 14 and Pro D2 professional competition.

Tahiti Rugby Union

The Tahiti Rugby Union is the governing body for rugby union in Tahiti. It was founded in 1989 and became affiliated to the International Rugby Board in 1994.

American Samoa national rugby union team

The American Samoa national rugby union team, also known as the "Talavalu", represents American Samoa in international rugby union.

Rugby union in French Polynesia, particularly on the main island of Tahiti, is a popular team sport. Rugby union was first introduced by British, Kiwi and Australian sailors, and also through the French and the strong presence of the game amongst Pacific Nations. Top Tahitian clubs participate in the domestic club league, the Championnat de Tahiti. Clubs also competed in friendlies vs foreign club teams from neighboring nations as far across the Pacific to Chile.

2009 Pacific Mini Games

The 2009 Pacific Mini Games was held in the Cook Islands from 21 September to 2 October. It was the 8th edition of the Pacific Mini Games.

The 2011 Pacific Games women's rugby sevens tournament was held in New Caledonia from 31 August to 2 September 2011 in Nouméa. This was the inaugural rugby sevens tournament for women at the Pacific Games. Fiji won the gold medal defeating Samoa by 43–7in the final. Papua New Guinea took the bronze defeating New Caledonia by 19–5 in the third place match.

The Fiji women's national sevens rugby union team won the Gold medal at the 2011 Pacific Games. They qualified for the 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens. The Fijiana team qualified for the 2016 Olympics by winning the 2015 Oceania Women's Sevens that was held in Auckland, New Zealand.

The Samoa women's national rugby sevens team is the fourth-strongest team in Oceania after New Zealand, Australia and Fiji.

The New Caledonia women's national rugby sevens team is New Caledonia's national representative in rugby sevens.

The Tahiti women's national sevens rugby union team is Tahiti's national representative in Rugby sevens. Tahiti competes in the Pacific Games since the introduction of women's rugby sevens in the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia.

Tokelau national rugby sevens team is a minor national side. At the 2011 Pacific Games they finished in 8th place.

Vanuatu national rugby sevens team

The Vanuatu national rugby sevens team is Vanuatu's representative in rugby sevens.

2019 Pacific Games

The 2019 Pacific Games was the sixteenth edition of the Pacific Games. The Games were held in Apia, Samoa, returning there for the first time since 2007. It was the third time overall that the Pacific Games were held in Samoa.

Rugby union at the Pacific Games has been contested since 1963 when included as one of ten sports at the first games held in Suva, Fiji. Rugby sevens is the form of rugby now played at the Pacific Games, with men's and women's tournaments included in the current schedule. The women's competition was added for the first time at the 2011 Pacific Games held in Nouméa.

Rugby sevens at the 2015 Pacific Games was held from 8–10 July at the Sir John Guise Stadium. In the men's tournament Fiji won the gold medal defeating defending champions Samoa by a 26 point margin in the final. Tonga took the bronze medal. Fiji also won the women's tournament, defeating Australia by a successful try conversion in the final, with hosts Papua New Guinea winning the bronze medal.

The Women's rugby sevens tournament at the 2015 Pacific Games was held in Port Moresby from 8 to 10 July 2015 at the Sir John Guise Stadium. Fiji won the gold medal defeating Australia by 12–10 in the final. Hosts PNG took the bronze medal defeating New Caledonia 15–0.

The Men's rugby sevens tournament at the 2015 Pacific Games was held in Port Moresby from 8 to 10 July 2015 at the Sir John Guise Outdoor Stadium. Fiji won the gold medal defeating Samoa by 33–7 in the final. Tonga took the bronze medal defeating hosts PNG 19–12 in the third place match.

Tahiti at the 2015 Pacific Games Sporting event delegation

French Polynesia competed as Tahiti at the 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 4 to 18 July 2015. Tahiti listed 273 competitors as of 4 July 2015. Of these, five competitors were qualified in two sports each.

2017 Pacific Mini Games

The 2017 Pacific Mini Games were held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, in December 2017. It was the tenth edition of the Pacific Mini Games, and the second to be hosted in Vanuatu.

Teuira Henry

Teuira Henry was a Tahitian scholar, ethnologist, folklorist, linguist, historian and educator. She worked to reconstruct a lost manuscript on the history of Tahiti written by her grandfather, English missionary John Muggridge Orsmond, by using his original notes. Most of her writings were published posthumously by the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum as the book Ancient Tahiti.

References

  1. pg2015.gems.pro (8 July 2015). "2015 Pacific Games Men's 7s" (PDF). Retrieved 11 July 2015.