A new addition to the Rugby Canada calendar, and a very welcome one at that, is the imminent Pacific Challenge taking part in Fiji over the next two weeks.
France’s mighty Fijian import was in outrageous form at the Wellington tournament, carving up defenses at will with a ferocious display of pace and power.
With no Tier 2 players able to crack the Team of the Year, it seems like a good idea to recognize the best of the ‘little guys’ over the last 12 months.
Fiji escaped the embarrassment of a loss to the Eagles by the skin of their teeth, just holding out after playing shorthanded for a quarter of the match.
Two sides looking to end the year on a high meet up again in neutral territory as Fiji face the United States at the Stade de la Rabine in Vannes, France.
It wasn’t easy, with more strong team performances than individual ones, but a team has been scraped together with 12 different countries represented!
Warren Gatland has swapped a few players for this Tier 2 tilt, but there’s no sign of complacency with a very experienced lineup set to take on Fiji.
As if you couldn’t get enough rugby already, here are eight pieces to fill up all the extra time you thought you had between now and the weekend’s action.
A proficient French side put Fiji to the sword in the new Stade Vélodrome, with any thoughts of an upset or even a close finish proving foolish indeed.
October 16, 1999 is a day serious rugby fans should remember, or at least what took place that day, the day when Fiji defeated France at the World Cup.