Canada kicks off its season against old rival Japan, a team they haven’t managed better than a draw against in nearly a decade.
After spending last June involved in the mini-tournament in South Africa, Samoa return to a watered down Pacific Nations Cup tournament against Tonga.
There were a couple tough decisions, but for the most part the team of the Pacific Nations Cup picked itself. Each of the five nations are represented in the side.
After a few days of catching up it’s time to get back at it. First order of business, a quick review of the Pacific Nations Cup tournament as a whole.
The rain held off in Tokyo after all and the fans were treated to some tremendously exciting rugby from all four teams on show. Here’s a review of Sunday’s action.
Sunday is a rugby day! Fiji face Tonga for Pacific Nations Cup glory, and the United States will be hoping to escape the dungeon and a tournament whitewash against Japan.
A long day at the office for the Eagles against a dominant Fiji, while Canada put up a fight but ultimately fell to resurgent Japan in Pacific Nations Cup action.
The final week of the Pacific Nations Cup gets underway in a few short hours as the North American sides chance their arm in the land of the rising sun.
An historic victory for Japan over Wales, a redeeming victory for Tonga, a return to form for the All Blacks, and impressive stuff from the Lions in New South Wales.
Another eight tests on the horizon this weekend, so best to keep them in two parts once again. First, to fantasy land! A story of eagles, dragons, lions, and cockerels!