1977 Pacific Cup

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1977 (1977) Pacific Cup  ()
Number of teams 5
Host country  New Zealand
Winner  Māori (2nd title)
Matches played 11
 < 1975
1986

The 1977 Pacific Cup was the second edition of the Pacific Cup, a rugby league tournament held between Pacific teams. The tournament was hosted by New Zealand and eventually won by the New Zealand Māori side, who defeated Western Australia 35-12 in the final.

Background[edit]

The 1977 Pacific Cup was run by the New South Wales Rugby League, following the success of the inaugural 1975 Pacific Cup. The tournament involved three Australian state sides as well as Papua New Guinea, who did not yet have Test match status, and the New Zealand Māori.[1] In the end the 1977 Pacific Cup proved to be expensive to run and resulted in the cancellation of the planned 1979 Pacific Cup.

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

An opening ceremony was held at Turangawaewae Marae in Huntly.[1]

Team Pld W D L Pts
1  Māori 4 4 0 0 8
2  Western Australia 4 2 0 2 4
3  Papua New Guinea 4 2 0 2 4
4  Northern Territory 4 1 0 3 2
5  Victoria 4 1 0 3 2

Round 1[edit]

1977
Western Australia Western Australia 33 - 19  Papua New Guinea
Davies Park, Huntly
1977
Māori  27 - 10  Northern Territory
Davies Park, Huntly

Round 2[edit]

1977
Māori  25 - 17  Papua New Guinea
1977
Western Australia Western Australia 10 - 14  Victoria

Round 3[edit]

1977
Māori  78 - 0  Victoria
1977
Papua New Guinea  25 - 14  Northern Territory

Round 4[edit]

1977
Papua New Guinea  42 - 12  Victoria
Davies Park, Huntly
1977
Western Australia Western Australia 23 - 16  Northern Territory
Davies Park, Huntly

Round 5[edit]

1977
Māori  28 - 4  Western Australia
1977
Northern Territory Northern Territory 33 - 29  Victoria

Final[edit]

1977
Māori  35 - 12  Western Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John Coffey, Bernie Wood (2008). 100 years: Māori rugby league, 1908-2008. Huia Publishers. pp. 198–201. ISBN 978-1-86969-331-2. 

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