2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup

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2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup
Tournament details
Countries Canada
 Fiji
 Japan
 Samoa
 Tonga
 United States
Date27 July – 10 August, 2019
Tournament statistics
Teams6
Matches played9
Tries scored54 (6 per match)
Top point scorer(s)Japan Yu Tamura (39 Pts)
Top try scorer(s)Japan Kenki Fukuoka
Japan Kotaro Matsushima
(3 tries)
Final
Champions Japan (3rd title)
Runners-up Fiji
← 2018 (Previous)
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The 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup was the fourteenth edition of the Pacific Nations Cup annual international rugby union competition.[1] The tournament was won by Japan after victory over the United States. It was Japan’s third Pacific Nations title and the second in their own right.[2][3]

Format[edit]

The tournament used a cross-pool format. The six national teams were divided into two pools of three. Each team played three matches, one against each of the teams in the opposite pool. The tournament placings were decided on the number of points accumulated from all matches.[4]

Standings[edit]

Rank Team Games Points Tries Bonus Points Table
Points
Played Won Drawn Lost PF PA PD TF TA Try Bonus Losing Bonus
Overall Standings
1  Japan 3 3 0 0 109 48 +61 14 6 3 0 15
2  Fiji 3 2 0 1 69 50 +19 10 6 1 0 9
3  United States 3 2 0 1 80 63 +17 9 8 1 0 9
4  Samoa 3 1 0 2 38 40 –2 4 5 0 2 6
5  Tonga 3 1 0 2 57 89 –32 9 12 1 0 5
6  Canada 3 0 0 3 55 118 –63 8 17 1 0 1
Pool A Standings
1  Fiji 3 2 0 1 69 50 +19 10 6 1 0 9
2  United States 3 2 0 1 80 63 +17 9 8 1 0 9
3  Tonga 3 1 0 2 57 89 –32 9 12 1 0 5
Pool B Standings
1  Japan 3 3 0 0 109 48 +61 14 6 3 0 15
2  Samoa 3 1 0 2 38 40 –2 4 5 0 2 6
3  Canada 3 0 0 3 55 118 –63 8 17 1 0 1
Source: rugbyarchive.net
  • 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

Fixtures[edit]

There were five fixtures played in Fiji, two in Japan, and one each in Samoa and United States.[5] Neutral referees and television match officials were appointed for all matches.[6]

Round 1[edit]

27 July 2019
15:00 WST (UTC+13)
Samoa  25–17  Tonga
Try: Leiua 43' c
Amosa 71' c
Tuatagaloa 79' m
Con: Seuteni (1/1) 44'
Alatimu (1/2) 72'
Pen: Seuteni (2/2) 21', 49'
Report Try: Vuna 10' m
Tameifuna 40 ' m
Sakalia 58' c
Con: Faiva (1/3) 59'

Notes:


27 July 2019
14:50 JST (UTC+09)
Japan  34–21  Fiji
Try: Fukuoka 6' m
Matsushima (2) 19 'c, 55' m
Lafaele 22' c
Himeno 30' c
Con: Tamura (3/5) 19', 24', 32'
Pen: Tamura (1/1) 2'
Report Try: Botia 12' c
S. Matavesi (2) 38' c, 60' c
Con: Volavola (3/3) 13', 39', 61'

Notes:


27 July 2019
18:00 PDT (UTC-07)
United States  47–19  Canada
Try: Fawsitt 10' c
Scully 24' c
Landry 61' c
Moore 64' m
Pifeleti 69' m
de Haas 78' c
Con: MacGinty (3/4) 11', 24', 62'
Hooley (1/2) 79'
Pen: MacGinty (3/4) 36', 40', 47'
Report Try: Ardron 42' c
Penalty try 77'
Trainor 80' m
Con: Nelson (1/2) 43'
Infinity Park, Glendale
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Andrew Brace (Ireland)

Notes:

Round 2[edit]

3 August 2019
14:30 FJT (UTC+12)
United States  13–10  Samoa
Try: MacGinty 19' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 20'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 2', 80'
Report Try: Leiua 5' c
Con: Alatimu (1/1) 6'
Pen: Taefu (1/1) 72'

Notes:


3 August 2019
17:15 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji  38–13  Canada
Try: Mata 8' m
Yato 17' c
Nakarawa 29' c
Ravai 43' c
Tuisova 48' m
Dolokoto 67' c
Con: Matavesi (4/6) 18', 30', 43', 68'
Report Try: Lloyd 35' c
Con: O'Leary (1/1) 36'
Pen: O'Leary (2/2) 4', 12'

Notes:


3 August 2019
19:10 JST (UTC+09)
Japan  41–7  Tonga
Try: Mafi 9' c
Valu 19' c
Lafaele 28' c
Matsushima 71' c
Fukuoka 78' c
Con: Tamura (5/5) 10', 22', 30', 72', 79'
Pen: Tamura (2/2) 49', 68'
Report Try: Fifita 56' c
Con: Takulua (1/1) 57'

Round 3[edit]

9 August 2019
15:00 FJT (UTC+12)
Tonga  33–23  Canada
Try: Halaifonua 7' c
Lolohea 29' c
Hingano 33' m
Talakai 41' c
Vailanu 71' c
Con: Takulua (3/3) 8', 31', 43'
Fosita (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Hassler (2) 40' m
Parfrey 64' m
van der Merwe 73' m
Pen: McRorie (1/1) 17'

10 August 2019
16:35 FJT (UTC+12)
United States  20–34  Japan
Try: Hughes 16' c
Germishuys 71' c
Con: Hooley (2/2) 17', 72'
Pen: Hooley (2/2) 29', 40'
Report Try: Leitch (2) 3' c, 55' c
Fukuoka 11' c
Yamanaka 42' c
Con: Tamura (4/4) 4', 12', 43', 56'
Pen: Tamura (1/1) 9', 39'

10 August 2019
19:15 FJT (UTC+12)
Fiji  10–3  Samoa
Try: Goneva 43' c
Con: Volavola (1/1) 45'
Pen: Volavola (1/1) 32'
Report Pen: Seuteni (1/3) 39'

Statistics[edit]

Squads[edit]

Nation Head coach Captain
 Canada Wales Kingsley Jones Tyler Ardron
 Fiji New Zealand John McKee Dominiko Waqaniburotu
 Japan New Zealand Jamie Joseph Michael Leitch
 Samoa New Zealand Steve Jackson Various
 Tonga Australia Toutai Kefu Siale Piutau
 United States South Africa Gary Gold Blaine Scully

Note: Number of caps and players' ages are indicated as of 27 July 2019 – the tournament's opening day, pre first tournament match.

Canada[edit]

On 18 July, Kingsley Jones named his 31 man squad for the Pacific Nations Cup. [7].

On 1 August, winger Kainoa Lloyd was added to the squad as injury cover.[8]

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Eric Howard Hooker (1993-09-05)5 September 1993 (aged 25) 20 United States New Orleans Gold
Benoît Piffero Hooker (1987-05-21)21 May 1987 (aged 32) 22 France Blagnac SCR
Andrew Quattrin Hooker (1996-08-29)29 August 1996 (aged 22) 0 Canada Toronto Arrows
Rob Brouwer Prop (1982-12-10)10 December 1982 (aged 36) 9 Canada Toronto Arrows
Hubert Buydens Prop (1982-01-04)4 January 1982 (aged 37) 52 United States New Orleans Gold
Jake Ilnicki Prop (1992-02-27)27 February 1992 (aged 27) 31 United States Seattle Seawolves
Cole Keith Prop (1997-05-07)7 May 1997 (aged 22) 12 Canada Toronto Arrows
Djustice Sears-Duru Prop (1994-05-24)24 May 1994 (aged 25) 46 United States Seattle Seawolves
Matt Tierney Prop (1996-07-04)4 July 1996 (aged 23) 17 France Castres Olympique
Conor Keys Lock (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 23) 13 Unattached
Evan Olmstead Lock (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 28) 27 Unattached
Mike Sheppard Lock (1988-12-20)20 December 1988 (aged 30) 5 Canada Toronto Arrows
Kyle Baillie Flanker (1991-04-07)7 April 1991 (aged 28) 25 United States New Orleans Gold
Justin Blanchet Flanker (1993-08-25)25 August 1993 (aged 25) 3 Unattached
Matt Heaton Flanker (1993-02-09)9 February 1993 (aged 26) 21 England Darlington Mowden Park
Lucas Rumball Flanker (1995-08-02)2 August 1995 (aged 23) 29 Canada Toronto Arrows
Tyler Ardron Number 8 (1991-06-16)16 June 1991 (aged 28) 31 New Zealand Chiefs
Luke Campbell Number 8 (1992-02-10)10 February 1992 (aged 27) 9 Canada Toronto Arrows
Jamie Mackenzie Scrum-half (1989-02-28)28 February 1989 (aged 30) 17 Canada Toronto Arrows
Phil Mack Scrum-half (1985-08-18)18 August 1985 (aged 33) 55 United States Seattle Seawolves
Gordon McRorie Fly-half (1988-05-12)12 May 1988 (aged 31) 39 Canada Prairie Wolf Pack
Shane O'Leary Fly-half (1993-12-03)3 December 1993 (aged 25) 10 England Nottingham
Pat Parfrey Fly-half (1991-11-01)1 November 1991 (aged 27) 27 Canada Toronto Arrows
Nick Blevins Centre (1988-11-11)11 November 1988 (aged 30) 59 Canada Prairie Wolf Pack
Ciaran Hearn Centre (1985-12-30)30 December 1985 (aged 33) 66 Unattached
Ben LeSage Centre (1995-11-24)24 November 1995 (aged 23) 12 Canada BC Bears
Conor Trainor Centre (1989-05-12)12 May 1989 (aged 30) 32 France USO Nevers
Jeff Hassler Wing (1991-08-21)21 August 1991 (aged 27) 21 United States Seattle Seawolves
Kainoa Lloyd Wing (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 25) 10 Canada Toronto Arrows
Taylor Paris Wing (1992-10-06)6 October 1992 (aged 26) 27 France Castres Olympique
DTH van der Merwe Wing (1986-04-28)28 April 1986 (aged 33) 55 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Peter Nelson Fullback (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 26) 0 Unattached

Fiji[edit]

On 30 May, John McKee named an initial 50-man extended squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup which was cut down to 42 in June.

Player Position Date of birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Mesu Dolokoto Hooker (1995-01-21)21 January 1995 (aged 24) 3 Fiji Fijian Latui
Sam Matavesi Hooker (1992-01-13)13 January 1992 (aged 27) 6 England Cornish Pirates
Tuvere Veremalua Hooker (1997-12-29)29 December 1997 (aged 21) 4 Fiji Fijian Latui
Lee Roy Atalifo Prop (1988-05-10)10 May 1988 (aged 31) 9 England Jersey Reds
Campese Ma'afu Prop (1984-12-19)19 December 1984 (aged 34) 56 Unattached
Eroni Mawi Prop (1996-06-02)2 June 1996 (aged 23) 5 Fiji Fijian Latui
Peni Ravai Prop (1990-06-16)16 June 1990 (aged 29) 24 France Bordeaux Bègles
Manasa Saulo Prop (1989-04-06)6 April 1989 (aged 30) 41 Unattached
Luke Tagi Prop (1997-06-23)23 June 1997 (aged 22) 0 Fiji Fijian Latui
Kalivati Tawake Prop (1988-11-16)16 November 1988 (aged 30) 10 France Biarritz
Joeli Veitayaki Jr. Prop (1986-03-14)14 March 1986 (aged 33) 7 Fiji Fijian Latui
Tevita Cavubati Lock (1987-08-12)12 August 1987 (aged 31) 22 England Harlequins
Leone Nakarawa Lock (1988-04-02)2 April 1988 (aged 31) 54 France Racing 92
Api Ratuniyarawa Lock (1986-07-11)11 July 1986 (aged 33) 30 England Northampton Saints
Tevita Ratuva Lock (1995-05-08)8 May 1995 (aged 24) 0 France Bordeaux Bègles
Albert Tuisue Lock (1993-06-06)6 June 1993 (aged 26) 4 England London Irish
Semi Kunatani Flanker (1990-10-27)27 October 1990 (aged 28) 6 England Harlequins
Viliame Mata Flanker (1991-10-22)22 October 1991 (aged 27) 9 Scotland Edinburgh
Mosese Voka Flanker (1985-06-07)7 June 1985 (aged 34) 8 Fiji Fijian Drua
Dominiko Waqaniburotu (c) Flanker (1986-04-20)20 April 1986 (aged 33) 44 France Pau
Peceli Yato Flanker (1993-01-17)17 January 1993 (aged 26) 13 France Clermont Auvergne
Johnny Dyer Number 8 (1992-02-06)6 February 1992 (aged 27) 0 Fiji Fijian Latui
Nemani Nagusa Number 8 (1988-06-21)21 June 1988 (aged 31) 16 England Newcastle Falcons
Frank Lomani Scrum-half (1996-04-18)18 April 1996 (aged 23) 8 Fiji Fijian Drua
Nikola Matawalu Scrum-half (1989-03-08)8 March 1989 (aged 30) 33 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Henry Seniloli Scrum-half (1989-06-15)15 June 1989 (aged 30) 24 England Doncaster Knights
Seru Vularika Scrum-half (1990-04-29)29 April 1990 (aged 29) 11 Fiji Fijian Latui
Alivereti Veitokani Fly-half (1992-11-02)2 November 1992 (aged 26) 5 England London Irish
Ben Volavola Fly-half (1991-01-13)13 January 1991 (aged 28) 28 France Racing 92
Levani Botia Centre (1989-03-14)14 March 1989 (aged 30) 11 France La Rochelle
Sevanaia Galala Centre (1993-01-29)29 January 1993 (aged 26) 2 France Brive
Josh Matavesi Centre (1990-10-05)5 October 1990 (aged 28) 17 England Newcastle Falcons
Waisea Nayacalevu Centre (1990-06-26)26 June 1990 (aged 29) 16 France Stade Français
Semi Radradra Centre (1992-06-13)13 June 1992 (aged 27) 3 France Bordeaux Bègles
Jale Vatubua Centre (1991-08-30)30 August 1991 (aged 27) 13 France Pau
Vereniki Goneva Wing (1984-04-05)5 April 1984 (aged 35) 54 England Newcastle Falcons
Filipo Nakosi Wing (1992-04-08)8 April 1992 (aged 27) 0 France Castres Olympique
Patrick Osborne Wing (1987-06-14)14 June 1987 (aged 32) 6 Japan Kubota Spears
Eroni Sau Wing (1990-05-02)2 May 1990 (aged 29) 2 France Perpignan
Josua Tuisova Wing (1994-02-04)4 February 1994 (aged 25) 7 France Toulon
Kini Murimurivalu Fullback (1989-05-15)15 May 1989 (aged 30) 24 France La Rochelle
Setariki Tuicuvu Fullback (1995-09-07)7 September 1995 (aged 23) 1 France Clermont Auvergne

Japan[edit]

On 17 July, Japan named a 35-man squad for their 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup campaign.[9]

Player Position Date of birth (Age) Caps Franchise / province
Kosuke Horikoshi Hooker (1995-06-02)2 June 1995 (aged 24) 2 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Shota Horie Hooker (1986-01-21)21 January 1986 (aged 33) 58 Japan Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Atsushi Sakate Hooker (1993-06-21)21 June 1993 (aged 26) 13 Japan Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Keita Inagaki Prop (1990-06-02)2 June 1990 (aged 29) 25 Japan Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Yusuke Kizu Prop (1995-12-02)2 December 1995 (aged 23) 0 Japan Toyota Verblitz
Shogo Miura Prop (1995-08-06)6 August 1995 (aged 23) 5 Japan Sunwolves / Toyota Verblitz
Asaeli Ai Valu Prop (1989-05-07)7 May 1989 (aged 30) 5 Japan Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Luke Thompson Lock (1981-04-16)16 April 1981 (aged 38) 64 Japan Kintetsu Liners
Wimpie van der Walt Lock (1989-01-06)6 January 1989 (aged 30) 9 Japan NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes
Uwe Helu Lock (1990-07-12)12 July 1990 (aged 29) 11 Japan Sunwolves / Yamaha Júbilo
James Moore Lock (1993-06-11)11 June 1993 (aged 26) 0 Japan Sunwolves
Hendrik Tui Loose forward (1987-12-13)13 December 1987 (aged 31) 43 Japan Sunwolves
Yoshitaka Tokunaga Loose forward (1992-04-10)10 April 1992 (aged 27) 10 Japan Toshiba Brave Lupus
Shunsuke Nunomaki Loose forward (1992-07-13)13 July 1992 (aged 27) 7 Japan Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Michael Leitch Loose forward (1988-10-07)7 October 1988 (aged 30) 59 Japan Sunwolves / Toshiba Brave Lupus
Lappies Labuschagné Loose forward (1989-01-11)11 January 1989 (aged 30) 0 Japan Sunwolves / Kubota Spears
Kazuki Himeno Loose forward (1994-07-27)27 July 1994 (aged 25) 9 Japan Sunwolves / Toyota Verblitz
Amanaki Mafi Loose forward (1990-01-21)21 January 1990 (aged 29) 22 Japan NTT Communications Shining Arcs
Kaito Shigeno Scrum-half (1990-11-21)21 November 1990 (aged 28) 7 Japan Sunwolves
Fumiaki Tanaka Scrum-half (1985-01-03)3 January 1985 (aged 34) 69 Japan Sunwolves / Panasonic Wild Knights
Yutaka Nagare Scrum-half (1992-09-04)4 September 1992 (aged 26) 15 Japan Sunwolves / Suntory Sungoliath
Yu Tamura Fly-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 30) 54 Japan Sunwolves
Rikiya Matsuda Fly-half (1989-01-09)9 January 1989 (aged 30) 16 Japan Panasonic Wild Knights
Will Tupou Centre (1990-07-20)20 July 1990 (aged 29) 6 Japan Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Ryoto Nakamura Centre (1991-06-03)3 June 1991 (aged 28) 16 Japan Suntory Sungoliath
Timothy Lafaele Centre (1991-08-19)19 August 1991 (aged 27) 14 Japan Sunwolves / Coca-Cola Red Sparks
Ryohei Yamanaka Wing (1988-06-22)22 June 1988 (aged 31) 12 Japan Sunwolves / Kobelco Steelers
Kenki Fukuoka Wing (1992-09-07)7 September 1992 (aged 26) 30 Japan Panasonic Wild Knights
Ataata Moeakiola Wing (1996-02-06)6 February 1996 (aged 23) 3 New Zealand Chiefs
Lomano Lemeki Wing (1989-01-30)30 January 1989 (aged 30) 8 Japan Honda Heat
Kotaro Matsushima Fullback (1993-02-26)26 February 1993 (aged 26) 30 Japan Sunwolves / Suntory Sungoliath

Samoa[edit]

On 22 June, Steve Jackson named a 33-man squad for the 2019 Pacific Nations Cup.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Elia Elia Hooker (1996-01-22)22 January 1996 (aged 23) 6 England Harlequins
Seilala Lam Hooker (1989-02-18)18 February 1989 (aged 30) 10 France Perpignan
Motu Matu'u Hooker (1987-04-30)30 April 1987 (aged 32) 18 England London Irish
Ray Niuia Hooker (1991-10-14)14 October 1991 (aged 27) 2 New Zealand Highlanders
Paul Alo-Emile Prop (1991-12-22)22 December 1991 (aged 27) 10 France Stade Français
James Lay Prop (1993-12-16)16 December 1993 (aged 25) 9 England Bristol
Jordan Lay Prop (1992-11-05)5 November 1992 (aged 26) 11 England Bristol
Logovi'i Mulipola Prop (1987-03-11)11 March 1987 (aged 32) 26 England Newcastle
Alofaaga Sao Prop (1997-10-09)9 October 1997 (aged 21) 0 Samoa Savai'i Vikings
Hisa Sasagi Prop (1987-07-29)29 July 1987 (aged 31) 4 New Zealand Blues
Kane Leaupepe Lock (1992-12-03)3 December 1992 (aged 26) 3 New Zealand Hurricanes
Filo Paulo Lock (1987-11-06)6 November 1987 (aged 31) 30 Unattached
Senio Toleafoa Lock (1993-08-26)26 August 1993 (aged 25) 0 France Nevers
Chris Vui Lock (1993-02-11)11 February 1993 (aged 26) 12 England Bristol
Piula Fa'asalele Flanker (1988-01-22)22 January 1988 (aged 31) 17 France Perpignan
Faifili Levave Flanker (1986-01-15)15 January 1986 (aged 33) 19 Unattached
Tofatuimoana Solia Flanker (1993-01-21)21 January 1993 (aged 26) 0 Samoa Southern Tornadoes
Henry Stowers Flanker (1995-03-03)3 March 1995 (aged 24) 0 Australia Western Force
Afa Amosa Number 8 (1990-10-11)11 October 1990 (aged 28) 0 France Bordeaux-Bègles
Jack Lam Number 8 (1987-11-18)18 November 1987 (aged 31) 32 Unattached
Pele Cowley Scrum-half (1993-04-16)16 April 1993 (aged 26) 11 New Zealand Ponsonby RFC
Auvasa Faleali'i Scrum-half (1990-02-09)9 February 1990 (aged 29) 2 France Nevers
Dwayne Polotaivao Scrum-half (1990-07-30)30 July 1990 (aged 28) 10 Unattached
AJ Alatimu Fly-half (1993-03-25)25 March 1993 (aged 26) 1 Australia Western Force
UJ Seuteni Fly-half (1993-12-09)9 December 1993 (aged 25) 0 France Bordeaux-Bègles
Kieron Fonotia Centre (1988-02-02)2 February 1988 (aged 31) 7 Wales Scarlets
Rey Lee-Lo Centre (1986-02-28)28 February 1986 (aged 33) 21 Wales Cardiff Blues
Alapati Leiua Centre (1988-09-21)21 September 1988 (aged 30) 24 England Bristol
Henry Taefu Centre (1993-04-02)2 April 1993 (aged 26) 2 Australia Western Force
Jamie-Jerry Taulagi Wing (1993-06-18)18 June 1993 (aged 26) 4 France Agen
Belgium Tuatagaloa Wing (1989-09-19)19 September 1989 (aged 29) 0 Unattached
Johnny Vaili Wing (1995-06-07)7 June 1995 (aged 24) 0 Samoa Aana Chiefs
Ahsee Tuala Fullback (1989-08-23)23 August 1989 (aged 29) 16 England Northampton

Tonga[edit]

Tonga squad for the 2019 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup.

Note: Flags indicate national union for the club/province as defined by World Rugby.

Player Position Date of birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Paul Ngauamo Hooker (1990-02-19)19 February 1990 (aged 29) 16 France Agen
Sosefo Sakalia Hooker (1991-12-14)14 December 1991 (aged 27) 7 Singapore Asia Pacific Dragons
Elvis Taione Hooker (1983-05-25)25 May 1983 (aged 36) 27 England Exeter Chiefs
Paea Faʻanunu Prop (1988-11-04)4 November 1988 (aged 30) 8 France Castres
Maʻafu Fia Prop (1989-11-22)22 November 1989 (aged 29) 1 Wales Ospreys
Siegfried Fisi'ihoi Prop (1987-06-08)8 June 1987 (aged 32) 7 France Stade Français
Siua Halanukonuka Prop (1986-08-09)9 August 1986 (aged 32) 8 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Ben Tameifuna Prop (1991-08-30)30 August 1991 (aged 27) 7 France Racing 92
Toma Taufa Prop (1995-03-09)9 March 1995 (aged 24) 0 France Aviron Bayonnais
Leva Fifita Lock (1989-07-29)29 July 1989 (aged 29) 10 France Grenoble
Onehunga Havili Lock (1996-02-16)16 February 1996 (aged 23) 4 England Exeter Chiefs
Sam Lousi Lock (1991-07-20)20 July 1991 (aged 28) 0 New Zealand Hurricanes
Steve Mafi Lock (1989-12-09)9 December 1989 (aged 29) 29 France Castres
Daniel Faleafa Flanker (1989-02-13)13 February 1989 (aged 30) 17 England Coventry
Zane Kapeli Flanker (1992-09-28)28 September 1992 (aged 26) 1 New Zealand Bay of Plenty
Fotu Lokotui Flanker (1992-03-19)19 March 1992 (aged 27) 7 Samoa Kagifa Samoa
Maama Vaipulu Flanker (1989-07-21)21 July 1989 (aged 30) 4 France Castres
Nasi Manu Number 8 (1988-08-15)15 August 1988 (aged 30) 3 Italy Benetton
Sione Vailanu Number 8 (1995-01-27)27 January 1995 (aged 24) 4 England Saracens
Sami Fisilau Half-back (1987-11-29)29 November 1987 (aged 31) 18 New Zealand Auckland Marist
Leon Fukofuka Half-back (1994-09-08)8 September 1994 (aged 24) 2 Samoa Kagifa Samoa
Sonatane Takulua Half-back (1991-01-11)11 January 1991 (aged 28) 30 England Newcastle Falcons
James Faiva First five-eighth (1994-06-13)13 June 1994 (aged 25) 0 Spain El Salvador
Latiume Fosita First five-eighth (1992-07-25)25 July 1992 (aged 27) 27 Samoa Kagifa Samoa
Mali Hingano Centre (1992-01-27)27 January 1992 (aged 27) 0 France Stade Français
Otumaka Mausia Centre (1997-04-22)22 April 1997 (aged 22) 0 New Zealand Auckland
Siale Piutau Centre (1985-10-13)13 October 1985 (aged 33) 35 England Bristol Rugby
Nafi Tuitavake Centre (1989-01-21)21 January 1989 (aged 30) 11 England Northampton Saints
Viliami Lolohea Wing (1993-07-04)4 July 1993 (aged 26) 5 New Zealand Papatoetoe
Atieli Pakalani Wing (1989-08-02)2 August 1989 (aged 29) 6 Australia Eastwood
Cooper Vuna Wing (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 32) 8 England Bath
David Halaifonua Fullback (1987-07-05)5 July 1987 (aged 32) 28 England Coventry

United States[edit]

On the 13 June, Gary Gold named a 50 man extended squad for the Pacific Nations Cup, and in preparation ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.[10]

Player Position Date of birth (Age) Caps Club/province
Dylan Fawsitt Hooker (1990-07-24)July 24, 1990 (aged 29) 8 United States Rugby United New York
Mike Sosene-Feagai Hooker (1993-04-17)April 17, 1993 (aged 26) 4 New Zealand Auckland
James Hilterbrand Hooker (1989-05-21)May 21, 1989 (aged 30) 18 Australia Manly
Kapeli Pifeleti Hooker (1999-09-01)September 1, 1999 (aged 19) 2 United States San Diego Legion
Joe Taufete'e Hooker (1992-10-04)October 4, 1992 (aged 26) 22 England Worcester Warriors
David Ainuu Prop (1999-11-20)November 20, 1999 (aged 19) 5 France Toulouse
Titi Lamositele Prop (1995-02-11)February 11, 1995 (aged 24) 27 England Saracens
Paul Mullen Prop (1991-11-16)November 16, 1991 (aged 27) 10 United States Houston SaberCats
Dino Waldren Prop (1991-07-11)July 11, 1991 (aged 28) 19 United States San Diego Legion
Chance Wenglewski Prop (1997-04-09)April 9, 1997 (aged 22) 3 United States Rugby ATL
Olive Kilifi Prop (1986-09-28)September 28, 1986 (aged 32) 26 United States Seattle Seawolves
Paddy Ryan Prop (1990-12-11)December 11, 1990 (aged 28) 4 United States Rugby United New York
Eric Fry Prop (1987-09-14)September 14, 1987 (aged 31) 44 France RC Vannes
Nick Civetta Lock (1989-11-05)November 5, 1989 (aged 29) 22 England Doncaster Knights
Nate Brakeley Lock (1989-08-31)August 31, 1989 (aged 29) 18 United States Rugby United New York
Samu Manoa Lock (1985-03-05)March 5, 1985 (aged 34) 22 United States Seattle Seawolves
Siaosi Mahoni Lock (1997-01-29)January 29, 1997 (aged 22) 2 United States San Diego Legion
Louis Stanfill Lock (1985-05-30)May 30, 1985 (aged 34) 56 United States San Diego Legion
Greg Peterson Lock (1991-03-26)March 26, 1991 (aged 28) 20 England Newcastle Falcons
Ben Landry Lock (1991-03-26)March 26, 1991 (aged 28) 18 England Ealing Trailfinders
Malon Al-Jiboori Flanker (1994-08-01)August 1, 1994 (aged 24) 2 United States Glendale Raptors
Psalm Wooching Flanker (1997-01-16)January 16, 1997 (aged 22) 4 United States San Diego Legion
Ben Pinkelman Flanker (1994-06-13)June 13, 1994 (aged 25) 0 United States USA Sevens
Tony Lamborn Flanker (1994-07-31)July 31, 1994 (aged 24) 18 Australia Melbourne Rebels
Hanco Germishuys Flanker (1996-08-24)August 24, 1996 (aged 22) 15 United States Glendale Raptors
John Quill Flanker (1990-03-10)March 10, 1990 (aged 29) 33 United States Rugby United New York
David Tameilau Flanker (1990-01-22)January 22, 1990 (aged 29) 15 Scotland Glasgow Warriors
Cam Dolan Number 8 (1990-03-07)March 7, 1990 (aged 29) 44 United States New Orleans Gold
Ross Deacon Number 8 (1993-10-29)October 29, 1993 (aged 25) 0 United States Rugby United New York
Jamason Fa'anana Schultz Number 8 (1996-06-13)June 13, 1996 (aged 23) 0 United States Houston Sabercats
Riekert Hattingh Number 8 (1994-03-05)March 5, 1994 (aged 25) 0 United States Seattle Seawolves
Nate Augspurger Scrum-half (1990-01-31)January 31, 1990 (aged 29) 21 United States San Diego Legion
Shaun Davies Scrum-half (1989-06-20)June 20, 1989 (aged 30) 22 United States Glendale Raptors
Ruben de Haas Scrum-half (1998-10-09)October 9, 1998 (aged 20) 11 South Africa Cheetahs
Mike Petri Scrum-half (1984-08-16)August 16, 1984 (aged 34) 57 United States Rugby United New York
Ben Cima Fly-half (1996-03-20)March 20, 1996 (aged 23) 10 United States Seattle Seawolves
Will Hooley Fly-half (1993-10-28)October 28, 1993 (aged 25) 8 England Bedford Blues
AJ MacGinty Fly-half (1990-02-26)February 26, 1990 (aged 29) 21 England Sale Sharks
Will Magie Fly-half (1992-02-23)February 23, 1992 (aged 27) 23 United States Glendale Raptors
Bryce Campbell Centre (1994-09-21)September 21, 1994 (aged 24) 25 England London Irish
Paul Lasike Centre (1990-06-18)June 18, 1990 (aged 29) 13 England Harlequins
Gannon Moore Centre (1990-06-01)June 1, 1990 (aged 29) 3 United States Utah Warriors
Thretton Palamo Centre (1988-09-22)September 22, 1988 (aged 30) 17 United States Houston Sabercats
Martin Iosefo Centre (1990-01-13)January 13, 1990 (aged 29) 3 United States USA Sevens
Marcel Brache Wing (1987-10-15)October 15, 1987 (aged 31) 16 Australia Western Force
Tim Maupin Wing (1989-03-23)March 23, 1989 (aged 30) 9 United States New Orleans Gold
Ryan Matyas Wing (1990-12-24)December 24, 1990 (aged 28) 12 United States San Diego Legion
Madison Hughes Wing (1992-10-26)October 26, 1992 (aged 26) 3 United States USA Sevens
Mike Te'o Fullback (1993-07-23)July 23, 1993 (aged 26) 23 United States San Diego Legion
Blaine Scully Fullback (1988-02-29)February 29, 1988 (aged 31) 46 Wales Cardiff Blues

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan to host World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup matches ahead of Rugby World Cup 2019". World Rugby. Retrieved 18 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Japan win Pacific Nations Cup". World Rugby. 10 August 2019. Archived from the original on 10 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan win Pacific Nations Cup". RTE Sport. 10 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  4. ^ "World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019: Fixtures" (PDF). World Rugby. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  5. ^ Pacific Nations Cup: Fixtures & Results World Rugby.
  6. ^ Officiating: Pacific Nations Cup 2019. World Rugby.
  7. ^ Canada cuts squad to 31 for Pacific Nations Cup
  8. ^ Lloyd joins squad
  9. ^ Japan PNC Squad
  10. ^ Eagles name preliminary training squad for Rugby World Cup

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