New Caledonia national rugby union team

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New Caledonia
Shirt badge/Association crest
UnionComité Régional de Rugby
de Nouvelle Calédonie
First international
New Caledonia 0 - 34 Papua New Guinea
(Nouméa, December 1966)
Biggest win
New Caledonia 36–5 Wallis and Futuna
(Nouméa, 29 October 2001)
Biggest defeat
New Caledonia 3–113 Fiji
(Port Moresby, 20 August 1969)

The New Caledonia national rugby union team represents New Caledonia in rugby union. The team has been playing international rugby since the 1960s. All their matches have been against other teams from Oceania.[1][2]

New Caledonia has competed at the South Pacific Games, winning a silver medal in 1966.[3] The team won the gold medal in 1987, defeating Cook Islands in the final in Nouméa,[4] and won gold again at the boycott-affected games in Papeete in 1995 where Tahiti was the only other competing team.[5]

More recently, the team has played for the FORU Oceania Cup. In 2008, their win over fellow Pacific rivals Vanuatu in Nouméa, 32–20, paved their way to the final of the competition, but New Caledonia lost the match to Niue, 5–27.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "New CaledoniaTest Rugby Scores". Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ "New Caledonia Match Results". Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  3. ^ South Pacific Games 1966. ESPN Scrum.
  4. ^ 1987 South Pacific Games Results. Oceania Sport Information Centre (Report). p. 6. Archived from the original on 30 October 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Jeux du Pacifique Sud". Mazlenaz (in French). Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Report of the FORU Oceania Cup Final". 2008.
  7. ^ "New Caledonia rugby statistics". Retrieved 2 December 2013.