Manusina defeat Tonga 29-7 in Round 2 of Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship

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29 May 2024 Sunnybank Rugby Club, Brisbane Australia. Manusina have defeated Tonga by 29-7 at their first match of the Oceana Rugby Women’s Championship held in Brisbane this weekend.

Captained by veteran Sui Pauaraisa, Manusina dominated their Pacific sisters taking on an early lead with a halftime score of 21-7.

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Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are battling it out at this year’s competition, with Manusina looking to defend their title from last year.

Samoa had edged out Fiji in an epic 19-18 win over Fijiana in 2023.

In other Round 2 matches Fiji proved too strong for PNG taking out the Cassowaries 85-6.

In Round 1 Fiji defeated Tonga 48-3 while Manusina registered a win by default against PNG who could not arrive on time due to visa processing difficulties.

The championship holds significant stakes as it is a direct qualifier for the 2025 World Rugby Cup in England.

The winner of the 2024 Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship will also secure one of the two (2) spots available for Oceania in the WXV 3 Division.

The runner up of the Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship will secure the second spot available for Oceania in the WXV 3 Division and will contest the final five (5) spots available from the 2024 WXV 2 – 3 Competition for qualification to the 2025 Rugby World Cup (highest 5 placed non – qualified teams across WXV 2 – 3).

If you’re in Brisbane, join the action at Sunnybank Rugby Club. Tickets are available at the gate.

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