Rugby union in Niue
|Rugby union in Niue|
|Governing body||Niue Rugby Football Union|
|First played||Turn of 20th century|
The Niue Rugby Football Union is a member of the Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU). Niue was also a member of the former Pacific Islands Rugby Alliance and was eligible to supply players to the Pacific Islanders team.
When Niue competed in the 2001 Wellington 7s, they took a completely local-based squad, and though they scored tries against England and Canada, they were crushed in most games. Infamously, they surprised everyone by beating Japan 31-19 in 2002.
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- "FORU's Mission". oceaniarugby.com. 2013. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- South Pacific and Micronesia. Lonely Planet. 2006. p. 358. ISBN 1-74104-304-2.
- "Niue take Oceania Cup rugby union final", ABC Radio Australia, 1 September 2008
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