2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup

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2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries  Canada
 Fiji
 Japan
 Samoa
 Tonga
 United States
Tournament format(s) Round-robin
Date 7 June - 21 June 2014
Tournament statistics
Final
Official website IRB Pacific Nations Cup
2013 (Previous) (Next) 2015

The 2014 IRB Pacific Nations Cup, will be the ninth edition of the IRB Pacific Nations Cup, the annual Tier 2 Rugby union tournament. The 2014 tournament will see the return of two-time champion Samoa, after withdrawing in 2013 to compete in the South African quadrangular tournament. With the addition of Samoa, the 2014 title will be contested between Canada, defending champions Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Tonga and the United States.

Unlike previous tournaments, the six teams will be divided into two conferences: the Asia/Pacific conference and the Pacific Islands conference. Each team will play each other once in their respective conferences, with four points being awarded for a win, two pints for a draw and one point for a bonus point; the bonus point being awarded should a team score four or more tries in a match, or for a loss by seven points or less. The team with the most points in total, will be named champions of the respective conferences.

As the three-week tournament coincides with the three-week June international window, players will be able to be released from their clubs for their national teams. When a team is not in action in either conference, they will play host to a touring Tier 1 nation from Europe. In Round 1, the United States will host Scotland, while Fiji will host Italy. In Round 2, Canada will play Scotland, and Samoa will play Italy. In Round 3, Japan will host Italy and Tonga will play the Pacific Barbarians.[1][2]

The full match schedule was announced on 9 April 2014.[3]

Asia/Pacific conference[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1  Canada (15) 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
2  Japan (14) 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
3  United States (18) 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
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
Pre-tournament rankings are in parentheses.

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]

21 June 2014
15:00 PDT (UTC-07)
United States  v  Canada
Cal Expo Facility, Sacramento, California [3]

Pacific Islands conference[edit]

Table[edit]

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1  Fiji (10) 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
2  Samoa (8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Tonga (12) 0 0 0 0 0 0 +0 0 0 0 0 0
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
Pre-tournament rankings are in parentheses.

Fixtures[edit]

Round 1[edit]

7 June 2014
14:00 WST (UTC+13)
Samoa  v  Tonga

Round 2[edit]

14 June 2014
15:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji  v  Tonga

Round 3[edit]

21 June 2014
15:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji  v  Samoa

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scotland confirm 2014 Test schedule". www.ESPN.com. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Test-match di giugno: Italrugby contro Fiji, Samoa e Giappone". www.onrugby.it. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "IRB Announces Details of PNC 2014". www.IRB.com. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 

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