Tahiti national rugby union team
|Union||Fédération Tahitienne de Rugby|
de Polynésie Française
|Head coach||Romi Ropati|
| Tahiti 0–3 Wallis and Futuna |
(1 September 1971)
| Tahiti 41–6 Niue |
(16 June 2001)
|Cook Islands 86–0 Tahiti|
The Tahiti national rugby union team is a third tier rugby union team, representing the island of Tahiti in French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France. They first played in 1971 and have played just 12 games to date, four against the Cook Islands and three against Niue. Other games have been played against Samoa, Wallis and Futuna, Papua New Guinea and Tonga. France played a match against Tahiti at the end of their 1979 tour and won 92-12. Plans to have annual "test" match series against Pacific island neighbours, New Caledonia have been put on hold, due to time, availability, finances, and coaching and refereeing resources. They have yet to qualify for the Rugby World Cup. Rugby union in Tahiti is administered by the Fédération Tahitienne de Rugby de Polynésie Française. Currently, players who have represented or played for the Tahiti national rugby team, are eligible to represent France. However, playing at a professional level can only enable this. At present there are several Tahitian professional rugby players abroad in France’s Top 14 and Pro D2 professional competition.
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|World Cup record|
|1991||Did not quality|
|2011||Did not participate|
|2015||Did not quality|
|2019||Did not quality|
|2023||To be determined|
Squad to 2017 Oceania Rugby Cup:
|Richard Mapuhi||Played for French Club Pau in Pro D2 (49 caps, 1990-1994)|
Vakatini Atuahiva (JJ) Played for Counties Manukau Steeelers NZ 1982, 1991 - 1995: Manawatu 1984 - 1990 NZ:, NZ All Black Colts 1982 & 1984:
NZ Divisional XV 1993: NZ Maori All Black 1994: Cook Island 7s and XV
- Enrique Rodríguez (dual international for Argentina & Australia)
- Brett Codlin (All Blacks, 1980)
- Robert Kururangi (All Blacks, 1978 & Māori All Blacks, 1982)
- Tim Twigden (All Blacks, 1979–80)
- *Vivian Jenkins, ed. (1980). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook 1980-81. Queen Anne Press. p. 38. ISBN 0-362-02018-3.
- World Rugby.org (20 April 2015). "World Rugby Rankings". Retrieved 22 April 2015.
- Irene Watt (2 April 2012). "Enrique TOPO Rodríguez talks rugby". Retrieved 22 April 2015.
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