27 May 2009

Fiji RFU receives funding from IRB to host Pacific Nations Cup

8:51 am on 27 May 2009

The Fiji Rugby Union will receive just under a million US dollars from the International Rugby Board to help the Pacific Island host the Pacific Nations Cup.

IRB Chairman Bernard Lapassett says the funding will help accommodate teams and see that the tournament is successful.

The IRB announced that eight games will be hosted in Fiji except for the opening round matches where Samoa hosts the Junior All Blacks and Tonga is at home against Fiji.

The PNC moves to Fiji for a 17-day festival of international Rugby spread across three match venues - the National Stadium (Suva), Churchill Park (Lautoka) and Lawaqa Park (Sigatoka).