World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2020 Finals
The World Rugby Pacific Challenge (PNC) 2020 finals take place this weekend, or at least the final matches of the round-robin format, which will see Japan take on Fiji to determine the 2020 champion.
World Rugby Pacific Challenge 2020 results
On March 14th 2020, Fiji Warriors will be going for a 5th straight Pacific Challenge Championship, while Junior Japan will try and topple the Fijians and finish better than 2nd place for the 4th year in a row.
Both teams have won their two other games convincingly against Samoa A and Tonga A, and Junior Japan has a superior points difference too.
Junior Japan number eight Haiatoa Vailea scored 5 tries against Samoa A, setting a new tournament record.
Junior Japan captain Lee Seungsin said on the WR site, “I think the Samoan team was a very strong and physical team but it rained quite a lot. It worked quite well for us as we could do a more attacking style of rugby.
“We’re going to keep playing to our game plan with an attacking style of rugby and will work together – hopefully, we can come out with a win this weekend against the Fiji Warriors.”
All results and the table are on the World Rugby website.
6th March 2020
- Junior Japan 46-10 Tonga A
- Fiji Warriors 29-5 Samoa A
10th March 2020
- Samoa A 3-76 Junior Japan
- Fiji Warriors 47-0 Tonga A
14th March 2020
- Tonga A vs Samoa A
- Fiji Warriors vs Junior Japan
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