26 Apr 2011

Pacific Nations Cup matches moved from Japan

11:43 am on 26 April 2011

All but one of this year's Pacific Nations Cup matches will be moved from Japan to Fiji, following the devastating earthquake and Tsunami in Japan last month.

The International Rugby Board's decision was taken jointly with the Japan Rugby Football Union and will now enable the JRFU to focus on its core business and Rugby World Cup 2011 preparations as Japan starts the extensive rebuilding process.

The tournament dates remain the same, with the opening round taking place on July 2nd.

The match between Japan and Samoa on July 2 will remain in Tokyo with the five remaining matches relocated to Lautoka and Suva.