2009 IRB Pacific Nations Cup

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2009 IRB Pacific Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries  Fiji
 Japan
New Zealand Junior All Blacks
 Samoa
 Tonga
Tournament format(s) Round-robin
Date 12 June - 3 July 2009
Tournament statistics
Teams 5
Matches played 10
Attendance 0 (0 per match)
Tries scored 72 (7.2 per match)
Top point scorer(s) Hosea Gear (Junior All Blacks)
(40 points)
Top try scorer(s) Hosea Gear (Junior All Blacks)
(8 tries)
Final
Champions New Zealand Junior All Blacks (3rd title)
Runner-up  Fiji
Official website IRB Pacific Nations Cup
2008 (Previous) (Next) 2010

The 2009 Pacific Nations Cup is a rugby union tournament held between five national sides on the Pacific Rim: Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and the Junior All Blacks.[1] The New Zealand Māori team that won the tournament last year will no longer take part in this competition because of a decision taken by the New Zealand Rugby Union. Australia A has also decided to pull out due to a similar decision. The inaugural competition was held in 2006. This year the tournament will begin on June 12 and ends on July 3, 2009 and most of the matches will be hosted by Fiji. The awarding of the key international tournament to the Fiji Rugby Union represents a further boost to the continued development of rugby in the region. The two opening round matches will be played outside of Fiji with Samoa hosting the Junior All Blacks in Apia and Tonga entertaining the Fijians in Nukuʻalofa the following day before the tournament moves to Fiji for a 17-day festival of international rugby spread across three match venues: the Post Fiji Stadium (Suva), Churchill Park (Lautoka) and Lawaqa Park (Sigatoka).

The tournament is a round-robin where each team plays all of the other teams once. There are four points for a win, two for a draw and none for a defeat. There are also bonus points offered with one bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match and one bonus point for losing by 7 points or less.

Table[edit]

2009 IRB Pacific Nations Cup
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 New Zealand Junior All Blacks 4 4 0 0 161 79 +82 24 11 3 0 19
2  Fiji 4 3 0 1 112 120 -8 13 16 2 0 14
3  Samoa 4 2 0 2 91 64 27 13 6 2 2 12
4  Japan 4 1 0 3 96 145 -49 12 21 1 1 6
5  Tonga 4 0 0 4 79 131 -52 10 18 0 1 1
Source : irb.com

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Schedule[edit]

Round 1[edit]

12 June 2009
16:00 (UTC-11)
Samoa  16 – 17 New Zealand Junior All Blacks
Try: G. Williams 62' m
Lauina 67' m
Con: G. Williams (0/2)
Pen: G. Williams (2/2) 43', 46'
Report Try: H. Gear 23' c
Dagg 27' c
Con: Slade (2/2) 25', 28'
Pen: Slade (1/1) 10'
Samoa
FB 15 Lolo Lui
RW 14 Sailosi Tagicakibau
OC 13 Gavin Williams
IC 12 Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu
LW 11 Alesana Tuilagi Substituted off 36'
FH 10 Ki Anufe Substituted off 58'
SH 9 Junior Poluleuligaga
N8 8 George Stowers (c)
OF 7 Ofisa Treviranus Substituted off 75'
BF 6 Jonny Fa'amatuainu
RL 5 Joe Tekori
LL 4 Filipo Levi
TP 3 Census Johnston Substituted off 58'
HK 2 Mahonri Schwalger Substituted off 58'
LP 1 Fosi Palaamo
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Williams Substituted in 58'
PR 17 Justin Va'a Substituted in 58'
N8 18 Daniel Leo
FL 19 William Brame Substituted in 75'
SH 20 Henry Fa'afili
FH 21 Uale Mai Substituted in 58'
CR 22 Esera Lauina Substituted in 36'
Coach:
Samoa Titimaea Tafua
Junior All Blacks
FB 15 Israel Dagg Substituted off 74'
RW 14 Rene Ranger Substituted off 69'
OC 13 Anthony Tuitavake
IC 12 Tamati Ellison (c)
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Colin Slade
SH 9 Chris Smylie Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Victor Vito
OF 7 George Whitelock Substituted off 59'
BF 6 Jason Eaton
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 56'
LL 4 Jeremy Thrush
TP 3 Ben Franks
HK 2 Aled de Malmanche Substituted off 52'
LP 1 Jacob Ellison
Replacements:
HK 16 John Schwalger Substituted in 52'
PR 17 Hika Elliot
LK 18 Craig Clarke Substituted in 56'
FL 19 Alando Soakai Substituted in 59'
SH 20 Sean Romans Substituted in 64'
CR 21 Stephen Brett Substituted in 74'
CR 22 Ryan Crotty Substituted in 69'
Coach:
New Zealand Colin Cooper
New Zealand Ian Foster

Touch judges:
Samoa Tui Komiti
Samoa Peter Ah Kuio


13 June 2009
12:00 (UTC+13)
Tonga  22 – 36  Fiji
Try: Fatafehi 1' c
Toke 43' m
Lilo 53' c
Con: Halaifonua (2/3) 4', 58'
Pen: Halaifonua (1/1) 31'
Report Try: Nagusa (2) 20' m, 40 c
Seuseu 37' c
Koto 54' c
Noilea 80+1' c
Con: T. Rawaqa (4/5) 38', 40+1', 54', 80+1'
Pen: T. Rawaqa (1/1) 73'
Tonga
FB 15 Vungakoto Lilo
RW 14 Alipate Fatafehi Substituted off 55'
OC 13 Hudson Tonga'uiha
IC 12 Epi Taione Substituted off 73'
LW 11 Tevita Halaifonua
FH 10 Fangatapu Apikotoa
SH 9 Sililo Martens
N8 8 Chris Hala'ufia Substituted off 73'
OF 7 Nili Langilangi (c)
BF 6 Hale T Tu'uhoko
RL 5 Sione Timani Sent to blood bin 34' to 35' Substituted off 55'
LL 4 Joshua Afu
TP 3 Po'alo'i Taula Substituted off 66'
HK 2 Ilaisa Ma'asi Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Toma Toke
Replacements:
HK 16 Viliami Ma'asi Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Makoni Finau Substituted in 66'
N8 18 Opeti Fonua Substituted in 73'
LK 19 Pasuka Mapakaitolo Substituted in 34' Substituted off 35' Substituted in 55'
SH 20 Mahe Fangupo
CR 21 Kaiongo Tupou Substituted in 73'
WG 22 Joseph Vaka Substituted in 55'
Coach:
Tonga Quddus Fielea
Fiji
FB 15 Taniela Rawaqa
RW 14 Filimone Bolavucu
OC 13 Waisele Sukanaveita
IC 12 Seru Rabeni
LW 11 Timoci Nagusa
FH 10 Alipate Noilea
SH 9 Jone Daunivucu Substituted off 64'
N8 8 Netani Talei
OF 7 Samu Bola Substituted off 72'
BF 6 Semisi Saukawa
RL 5 Kele Leawere (c) Sent to blood bin 60' to 70'
LL 4 Josefa Domolailai
TP 3 Viliame Seuseu
HK 2 Sunia Koto Substituted off 76'
LP 1 Graham Dewes Temporarily suspended from 58' to 68' 58' to 68'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sireli Ledua Substituted in 60' Substituted off 70' Substituted in 76'
PR 17 Alefoso Yalayalatabua
LK 18 Leone Nakarawa
FL 19 Sakiusa Matadigo Substituted in 72'
SH 20 Nemia Kenatale Substituted in 64'
CR 21 Waisea Luveniyali
WG 22 Ilikena Bolakoro
Coach:
Fiji Ilie Tabua

Touch judges:
Tonga Eva Mafi
Tonga Tounga Vea


Round 2[edit]

18 June 2009
15:10 (UTC+12)
Fiji  17 – 45 New Zealand Junior All Blacks
Try: Kenatale 17' c
Matadigo 45' m
Keresoni 74'
Con: Tani (1/2) 17'
Luveniyali (0/1)
Pen: Tani (0/1)
Report Try: H. Gear (2) 7' m, 80' c
Donnelly 19' m
T. Ellison 25' c
Tuitavake 33' c
Lowe 42' c
Ranger 66 c
Con: Brett (4/6) 26', 34', 43', 67'
Slade (1/1) 80'
Fiji
FB 15 Iliesa Keresoni Substituted off 57'
RW 14 Filimone Bolavucu
OC 13 Waisele Suka
IC 12 Seru Rabeni Substituted off 61'
LW 11 Timoci Nagusa
FH 10 Alipate Tani
SH 9 Nemia Kenatale Substituted off 71'
N8 8 Sakiusa Matadigo
OF 7 Netani Talei
BF 6 Leone Nakarawa Substituted off 53'
RL 5 Kele Leawere (c)
LL 4 Ifereimi Rawaqa Substituted off 62'
TP 3 Viliame Seuseu Substituted off 53' Substituted in 73'
HK 2 Sunia Koto Substituted off 66'
LP 1 Graham Dewes Substituted off 78'
Replacements:
HK 16 Sireli Ledua Substituted in 66'
PR 17 Alefoso Yalayalatabua Substituted in 53'
LK 18 Anthony Wise Substituted in 53'
FL 19 Josefa Domolailai Substituted in 62'
SH 20 Jone Daunivucu Substituted in 71'
FB 21 Waisea Luveniyali Substituted in 57'
CR 22 Vereniki Goneva Substituted in 61'
Coach:
Fiji Ilie Tabua
Junior All Blacks
FB 15 Tamati Ellison (c) Temporarily suspended from 69' to 79' 69' to 79'
RW 14 Rene Ranger
OC 13 Anthony Tuitavake
IC 12 Ryan Crotty
LW 11 Hosea Gear
FH 10 Stephen Brett Substituted off 72'
SH 9 Chris Smylie
N8 8 Victor Vito Substituted off 50'
OF 7 Karl Lowe Substituted off 50'
BF 6 Jason Eaton
RL 5 Tom Donnelly
LL 4 Jeremy Thrush
TP 3 Ben Franks
HK 2 Hika Elliot
LP 1 John Schwalger
Replacements:
HK 16 Ged Robinson
PR 17 James McGougan
N8 18 Sione Lauaki Substituted in 50'
LK 19 Alando Soakai Substituted in 50'
SH 20 Sean Romans
CR 21 Colin Slade Substituted in 72'
WG 22 Robert Fruean
Coach:
New Zealand Colin Cooper
New Zealand Ian Foster

Touch judges:
Samoa Tui Komiti
Tonga Eva Mafi


18 June 2009
13:10 (UTC+12)
Japan  15 – 34  Samoa
Try: Tarrant 47' c
Onozawa 50' m
Con: Nicholas (1/2) 7'
Pen: Nicholas (1/1) 26'
Report Try: Penalty try 24' c
Va'a 36' m
Tagicakibau 52' c
M. Schwalger 53' m
Lauina 62' m
Sititi 68' m
Con: G. Williams (2/5) 24', 52'
Pen: G. Williams (0/1)
Japan
FB 15 Jack Tarrant
RW 14 Koji Tomioka Substituted off 65'
OC 13 Koji Taira Substituted off 62'
IC 12 Ryan Nicholas
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 Shaun Webb Substituted off 68'
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka
N8 8 Takashi Kikutani (c)
OF 7 Touetsu Taufa
BF 6 Michael Leitch Substituted off 62'
RL 5 Toshizumi Kitagawa Substituted off 67'
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Hiroshi Yamashita Substituted off 52'
HK 2 Yusuke Aoki
LP 1 Hisateru Hirashima
Replacements:
HK 16 Tateo Kanai
PR 17 Kensuke Hatakeyama Substituted in 52'
LK 18 Hitoshi Ono Substituted in 67'
FL 19 Masakazu Toyota Substituted in 62'
SH 20 Tomoki Yoshida Substituted in 68'
WG 21 James Arlidge Substituted in 65'
CR 22 Yuta Imamura Substituted in 62'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan
Samoa
FB 15 Lolo Lui
RW 14 Henry Fa'afili
OC 13 Gavin Williams
IC 12 Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu
LW 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau Substituted off 59'
FH 10 Uale Mai Substituted off 54'
SH 9 Notise Tauafao Substituted off 46'
N8 8 George Stowers (c)
OF 7 William Brame Substituted off 46'
BF 6 Jonny Fa'amatuainu Substituted off 57' Substituted in 63' Substituted off 65'
RL 5 Filipo Levi
LL 4 Daniel Leo Sent to blood bin 63' to 65'
TP 3 Census Johnston
HK 2 Mahonri Schwalger Substituted off 63'
LP 1 Justin Va'a Substituted off 62'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Williams Substituted in 63'
PR 17 Ernest Skelton Substituted in 62'
N8 18 Semo Sititi Substituted in 57'
FL 19 Ofisa Treviranus Substituted in 46'
SH 20 Junior Poluleuligaga Substituted in 46'
WG 21 Rupeni Levasa Substituted in 59'
FH 22 Esera Lauina Substituted in 54'
Coach:
Samoa Titimaea Tafua

Touch judges:
Fiji Napolioni Locoloco
Fiji Samuela Tuidraki


Round 3[edit]

23 June 2009
12:10 (UTC+12)
Samoa  27 – 13  Tonga
Try: G. Williams 6' m
Stowers 39' m
Tagicakibau 41' c
Poluleuligaga 55' c
Con: Anufe (2/4) 42', 56'
Pen: G. Williams (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Kaufusi 62' c
Con: Hola (1/1) 63'
Pen: Hola (2/4) 1', 37'
Samoa
FB 15 Lolo Lui
RW 14 Henry Fa'afili Substituted off 68'
OC 13 Gavin Williams
IC 12 Seilala Mapusua
LW 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau
FH 10 Ki Anufe
SH 9 Junior Polu
N8 8 George Stowers (c)
OF 7 Ofisa Treviranus
BF 6 Misioka Timoteo Substituted off 61'
RL 5 Joe Tekori
LL 4 Filipo Levi
TP 3 Census Johnston
HK 2 Mahonri Schwalger
LP 1 Justin Va'a Substituted off 80+2'
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Williams
PR 17 Ernest Skelton Substituted in 80+2'
LK 18 Jonny Fa'amatuainu Substituted in 61'
FL 19 Semo Sititi
SH 20 Uale Mai
WG 21 Rupeni Levasa
CR 22 Esera Lauina Substituted in 68'
Coach:
Samoa Titimaea Tafua
Tonga
FB 15 Vungakoto Lilo
RW 14 Mateo Malupo
OC 13 Hudson Tonga'uiha
IC 12 Kaiongo Tupou Substituted off 31'
LW 11 Joseph Vaka
FH 10 Pierre Hola
SH 9 Sililo Martens Substituted off 69'
N8 8 Opeti Fonua Substituted off 57'
OF 7 Nili Latu (c)
BF 6 Hale T Pole
RL 5 Emosi Kauhenga Substituted off 70'
LL 4 Joshua Afu
TP 3 Kisi Pulu
HK 2 Viliami Ma'asi Substituted off 51'
LP 1 Peni Fakalelu
Replacements:
HK 16 Ilaisa Ma'asi Substituted in 51'
PR 17 Toma Toke
LK 18 Samiu Ika Substituted in 70'
N8 19 Muli Kaufusi Substituted in 57'
SH 20 Mahe Fangupo Substituted in 69'
WG 21 Fangatapu Apikotoa
CR 22 Alipate Fatafehi Substituted in 31'
Coach:
Tonga Quddus Fielea

Touch judges:
Fiji Napolioni Locoloco
Fiji Samuela Tuidraki


23 June 2009
15:10 (UTC+12)
Japan  21 – 52 New Zealand Junior All Blacks
Try: H. Ono 5' c
Tarrant 17' c
Taira 23' c
Con: Nicholas (3/3) 6', 18', 24'
Report Try: Vito (2) 11' c, 33' c
Slade 16' m
H. Gear (2) 21' c, 80+4' c
Clarke 23' c
Lauakai (2) 36' c, 62' m
Con: Slade (5/6) 12', 22', 24', 34', 37'
Brett (1/2) 80+5'
Pen: Slade (0/1)
Japan
FB 15 Ayumu Goromaru
RW 14 Jack Tarrant
OC 13 Koji Taira
IC 12 Ryan Nicholas Substituted off 71'
LW 11 Koji Tomioka Substituted off 23'
FH 10 James Arlidge
SH 9 Tomoki Yoshida Substituted off 73'
N8 8 Takashi Kikutani (c)
OF 7 Touetsu Taufa
BF 6 Michael Leitch
RL 5 Toshizumi Kitagawa Substituted off 70'
LL 4 Hitoshi Ono
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama Substituted off 74'
HK 2 Yusuke Aoki Substituted off 55'
LP 1 Hisateru Hirashima
Replacements:
HK 16 Tateo Kanai Substituted in 55'
PR 17 Hiroshi Yamashita Substituted in 74'
LK 18 Yuji Kitagawa Substituted in 70'
FL 19 Masakazu Toyota
SH 20 Yuki Yatomi Substituted in 73'
WG 21 Tatsuhiko Otao Substituted in 71'
CR 22 Yuta Imamura Substituted in 23'
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan
Junior All Blacks
FB 15 Israel Dagg
RW 14 Robert Fruean Substituted off 66'
OC 13 Tamati Ellison (c)
IC 12 Hosea Gear
LW 11 Callum Bruce
FH 10 Colin Slade Substituted off 62'
SH 9 Sean Romans Substituted off 55'
N8 8 Sione Lauaki
OF 7 Alando Soakai Substituted off 54'
BF 6 Victor Vito
RL 5 Tom Donnelly Substituted off 62'
LL 4 Craig Clarke
TP 3 John Schwalger Temporarily suspended from 53' to 63' 53' to 63'
HK 2 Hika Elliot Substituted off
LP 1 Jacob Ellison Substituted off 60'
Replacements:
HK 16 Ben Franks
PR 17 Jamie Mackintosh Substituted in 60'
LK 18 Jason Eaton Substituted in 62'
FL 19 Karl Lowe Substituted in 54'
SH 20 Alby Mathewson Substituted in 55'
FH 21 Stephen Brett Substituted in 62'
WG 22 Anthony Tuitavake Substituted in 66'
Coach:
New Zealand Colin Cooper
New Zealand Ian Foster

Touch judges:
Samoa Tui Komiti
Tonga Eva Mafi


Round 4[edit]

27 June 2009
12:10 (UTC+12)
Tonga  19 – 21  Japan
Try: Vaka
I. Ma'asi
Halaifonua
Con: Hola (2/3)
Report Try: Webb (2) 22', 32'
Con: Nicholas (1/2)
Pen: Nicholas (1/1)
Arlidge (2/2)
Tonga
FB 15 Vungakoto Lilo
RW 14 Tevita Halaifonua
OC 13 Hudson Tonga'uiha
IC 12 Joseph Vaka
LW 11 Mateo Malupo
FH 10 Pierre Hola
SH 9 Mahe Fangupo
N8 8 Pasuka Mapakaitolo
OF 7 Nili Latu (c)
BF 6 Hale T-Pole
RL 5 Samiuela Ika
LL 4 Josh Afu Temporarily suspended
TP 3 Kisi Pulu
HK 2 Ilaisa Ma'asi Substituted off
LP 1 Toma Toke
Replacements:
HK 16 Viliame Ma'asi Substituted in
PR 17 Makoni Finau Substituted in
LK 18 Emosi Kauhenga Substituted in
LK 19 Teu'imuli Kaufusi Substituted in
SH 20 Siosaia Palei Substituted in
FH 21 Fangatapu Apikotoa Substituted in
FL 22 Fou-Ki-Moana Katoa Substituted in
Coach:
Tonga Quddus Fielea
Japan
FB 15 Shaun Webb
RW 14 Jack Tarrant
OC 13 Yuta Imamura
IC 12 Ryan Nicholas
LW 11 Hirotoki Onozawa
FH 10 James Arlidge
SH 9 Fumiaki Tanaka
N8 8 Takashi Kikutani (c)
OF 7 Toetuu Taufa
BF 6 Masakazu Toyota
RL 5 Toshizumi Kitagawa
LL 4 Luke Thompson
TP 3 Kensuke Hatakeyama
HK 2 Yusuke Aoki
LP 1 Hisateru Hirashima
Replacements:
HK 16 Tateo Kanai
PR 17 Hiroshi Yamashita Substituted in
LK 18 Hitoshi Ono Substituted in
FL 19 Yoshitaka Nakayama Substituted in
SH 20 Tomoki Yoshida
FB 21 Tatsuhiko Otao Substituted in
CR 22 Koji Taira Substituted in
Coach:
New Zealand John Kirwan

Touch judges:
TBC
TBC


27 June 2009
15:10 (UTC+12)
Samoa  14 – 19  Fiji
Try: Tauafao m
Con: G. Williams (0/1)
Pen: G. Williams (3/3)
Report Try: Goneva c
Con: Bai (1/1)
Pen: Bai (4/4)
Samoa
FB 15 Lolo Lui
RW 14 Henry Fa'afili
OC 13 Gavin Williams
IC 12 Seilala Mapusua
LW 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau
FH 10 Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu
SH 9 Junior Poluleuligaga
N8 8 George Stowers (c)
OF 7 William Brame
BF 6 Daniel Leo
RL 5 Filipo Levi
LL 4 Joe Tekori
TP 3 Census Johnston
HK 2 Mahonri Schwalger Substituted off
LP 1 Fosi Pala'amo
Replacements:
HK 16 Andrew Williams Substituted in
PR 17 Justin Va'a Substituted in
FL 18 Jonny Fa'amatuainu Substituted in
LK 19 Ofisa Treviranus Substituted in
SH 20 Notise Tauafao Substituted in
CR 21 Uale Mai Substituted in
WG 22 Esera Lauina Substituted in
Coach:
Samoa Titimaea Tafua
Fiji
FB 15 Taniela Maravunwasawasa
RW 14 Ropate Ratu
OC 13 Ilikena Bolakoro
IC 12 Seremaia Bai
LW 11 Iliesa Keresoni
FH 10 Waisea Luveniyali
SH 9 Jone Daunivucu
N8 8 Netani Talei
OF 7 Samu Bola
BF 6 Semisi Saukawa Temporarily suspended
RL 5 Kele Leawere (c)
LL 4 Josefa Domolailai
TP 3 Viliame Seuseu
HK 2 Sunia Vuli Substituted off
LP 1 Graham Dewes
Replacements:
HK 16 Sireli Ledua Substituted in
PR 17 Alefoso Yalayalatabua Substituted in
LK 18 Leone Nakarawa
FL 19 Anthony Wise
SH 20 Nemia Kenatale Substituted in
FB 21 Ravai Fatiaki
CR 22 Vereniki Goneva Substituted in
Coach:
Fiji Ilie Tabua

Touch judges:
Fiji James Bolabiu
Tonga Eva Mafi


Round 5[edit]

2 July 2009
15:10 (UTC+12)
Tonga  25 – 47 New Zealand Junior All Blacks
Try: Kauhenga
Kaufusi
Malupo
Con: Hola (2)
Pen: Hola (2)
Report Try: H. Gear (3)
Ranger
Lauaki
Mathewson
Fruean
Con: Brett (3)
Slade (3)

3 July 2009
15:10 (UTC+12)
Fiji  40 – 39  Japan
Try: Kenatale
Goneva
Ledua
Talei
Con: Bai (4)
Pen: Bai (4)
Report Try: Kikutani (2)
Toetu'u
Tarrant
Aoki
Con: Nicholas (4)
Pen: Nicholas (2)

Top scorers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Junior All Blacks return to PNC". IRB.com (International Rugby Board). 17 December 2008. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 

External links[edit]