19 Feb 2008

IRB confident three Pacific teams present at 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand

12:07 pm on 19 February 2008

The IRB chief executive, Mike Miller is confident there will be a good Pacific representation at the 2011 World Cup in New Zealand.

Fiji and Tonga are automatically through after making the quarter finals in France last year.

However, Samoa who had a dismal World Cup will have to qualify for New Zealand.

But Miller is confident there will be at least three teams present.

"Two of them are in because they are in the top 12, and you would expect the third one would qualify as well so I would expect we will definitely see Tonga, Fiji and Samoa in the next World cup."

Mike Miller.