1975 Pacific Cup

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1975 (1975) Pacific Cup  ()
Number of teams 4
Host country  PNG
Winner  Māori (1st title)
Matches played 7
1977

The 1975 Pacific Cup was the first edition of the Pacific Cup, a rugby league tournament held between Pacific teams. The tournament was hosted by Papua New Guinea and eventually won by the New Zealand Māori side, who defeated the hosts 38-13 in the final.

Background[edit]

The 1975 Pacific Cup was initiated by the New South Wales Rugby League. The tournament involved two Australian state sides as well as Papua New Guinea, who did not yet have Test match status, and the New Zealand Māori.[1]

The Northern Territory were invited to participate, but had to drop out after Darwin was devastated by Cyclone Tracey.[2]

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts
1  Māori 3 3 0 0 6
2  Papua New Guinea 3 2 0 1 4
3  Western Australia 3 1 0 2 2
4  Victoria 3 0 0 3 0

Round 1[edit]

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Western Australia Western Australia 23 - 21  Victoria
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Papua New Guinea  15 - 41  Māori

Round 2[edit]

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Māori  61 - 3  Victoria
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Papua New Guinea  15 - 13  Western Australia

Round 3[edit]

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Papua New Guinea  38 - 0  Victoria
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Māori  38 - 15  Western Australia

Final[edit]

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Māori  38 - 13  Papua New Guinea

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. pp. 191–193. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. 
  2. ^ International Competitions 1975 The Vault