2004 Pacific Islanders rugby union tour

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2004 Pacific Islanders tour in Australia and New Zealand
Type P W D L
Total: 5 2 0 3
Test match: 3 0 0 3
Opp. P W D L
 Australia 1 0 0 1
 New Zealand 1 0 0 1
 South Africa 1 0 0 1
Statistics against Test match opponents

The 2004 Pacific Islander rugby union tour was a series of matches played by the Pacific Islanders in Australia and New Zealand during June and July 2004. The composite team was selected from the best players from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, as well as Niue and the Cook Islands.[1]

The Pacific Islanders won the first two tour matches against Queensland and New South Wales, but lost the three Test matches played against Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.[2]

Touring party[edit]

The touring party was constituted as follows:[2][3]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.
Player Position Union
Soane Tonga'uiha Prop Tonga Tonga
Taufa'ao Filise Prop Tonga Tonga
Aleki Lutui Hooker Tonga Tonga
Joeli Lotawa Hooker Fiji Fiji
Mosese Moala Prop Tonga Tonga
Tevita Taumoepeau Prop Tonga Tonga
Inoke Afeaki (c) Lock Tonga Tonga
Filipo Levi Lock Samoa Samoa
Ifereimi Rawaqa Lock Fiji Fiji
Leo Lafaiali'i Lock Samoa Samoa
Semo Sititi Flanker Samoa Samoa
Alifereti Doviverata Flanker Fiji Fiji
Sisa Koyamaibole Flanker Fiji Fiji
Tu Tamarua Flanker Cook Islands Cook Islands
Sione Lauaki Number 8 Samoa Samoa
Benhur Kivalu Number 8 Tonga Tonga
Player Position Union
Mosese Rauluni Scrum-half Fiji Fiji
Steve So'oialo Scrum-half Samoa Samoa
Tanner Vili Fly-half Samoa Samoa
Tasesa Lavea Fly-half Samoa Samoa
Seremaia Bai Fly-half Fiji Fiji
Brian Lima Wing Samoa Samoa
Tane Tu'ipulotu Centre Tonga Tonga
Seilala Mapusua Centre Samoa Samoa
Seru Rabeni Centre Fiji Fiji
Sereli Bobo Wing Fiji Fiji
Lome Fa'atau Wing Samoa Samoa
Sitiveni Sivivatu Wing Fiji Fiji
Aisea Tuilevu Fullback Fiji Fiji
Norman Ligairi Fullback Fiji Fiji

The Matches[edit]

Queensland[edit]

20 June 2004
Queensland XV Queensland 29–48 Flag of rugby Pacific Islanders.svg Pacific Islanders
Tries: Junior Pelesasa (2), Peter Hynes, Mafi Kefu
Con: Marshall Milroy (3)
Pen: Marshall Milroy
Tries: Sitiveni Sivivatu (3), Seremaia Bai, Sireli Bobo, Lome Fa'atau, Norman Ligairi, Taufa'ao Filise
Con: Seremaia Bai (4)
Ballymore, Brisbane
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: George Ayoub (Australia)

New South Wales[edit]

Australia[edit]

3 July 2004
Australia  29–14 Flag of rugby Pacific Islanders.svg Pacific Islanders
Tries: Stirling Mortlock (2), Matt Giteau (2), Brendan Cannon
Con: Joe Roff, Matthew Burke
Tries: Sione Lauaki, Sireli Bobo
Con: Seremaia Bai (2)
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Attendance: 19,266
Referee: André Watson (South Africa)

New Zealand[edit]

10 July 2004
New Zealand  41–26 Flag of rugby Pacific Islanders.svg Pacific Islanders
Tries: Joe Rokocoko (2), Justin Marshall, Rico Gear, Kees Meeuws, Tana Umaga
Con: Daniel Carter (4)
Pen: Daniel Carter
Tries: Sitiveni Sivivatu (2), Seru Rabeni, Sione Lauaki
Con: Seremaia Bai (3)
North Harbour Stadium, Albany, New Zealand
Attendance: 22,000
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia)

South Africa[edit]

17 July 2004
South Africa  38–24 Flag of rugby Pacific Islanders.svg Pacific Islanders
Tries: Breyton Paulse (2), Jacques Cronjé, Jean de Villiers
Con: Percy Montgomery (3)
Pen: Percy Montgomery (4)
Tries: Sitiveni Sivivatu (2), Sione Lauaki, Sireli Bobo
Con: Seru Rabeni (2)
Express Advocate Stadium, Gosford, Australia
Attendance: 15,732
Referee: Scott Young (Australia)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pacific Islanders rugby team win solid sponsorship". ABC. 11 May 2004. Archived from the original on 6 November 2013. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Pacific Islanders". ABC. 19 July 2004. Archived from the original on 17 August 2004. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Islanders name first squad". BBC. 12 June 2004. Archived from the original on 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013.