2008 Pacific Rugby Cup
The IRB Pacific Rugby Cup 2008 was the third edition of the annual rugby union club competition. First held in 2006, the 2008 edition, like its predecessors, featured representative teams from the three Pacific rugby unions - Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.
The participating teams were:
- Upolu Samoa and Savaii Samoa from Samoa
- Fiji Warriors and Fiji Barbarians from Fiji
- Tau'uta Reds and Tautahi Gold from Tonga
The teams participated in a home and away series culminating in a Grand Final between the first (Upolu Samoa) and second-placed (Tautahi Gold) teams in the final standings, with the first ranking team awarded home advantage.
The 2008 tournament followed the completion of Fiji's Colonial Cup, Samoa's National Provincial Championship and Tonga's Provincial Championship and provided the coaches of the three national teams with a competitive player development pathway just ahead of the IRB Pacific Nations Cup 2008.
Upolu Samoa began its title defence away to 2007 beaten finalists Tau'uta Reds in Nuku'alofa on April 19, while Fiji Warriors faced Tautahi Gold in Lautoka and 2006 champions Savai'i Samoa played Fiji Barbarians in Apia. Four further rounds followed on consecutive weekends before the top two ranked teams contested the Grand Final on May 24.
|Fiji Warriors||21-19||Tautahi Gold||Churchill Park, Lautoka|
|Savai'i Samoa||17-13||Fiji Barbarians||Apia Park, Apia|
|Tau'uta Reds||12-20||Upolu Samoa||Teufaiva Stadium, Nukuʻalofa|
|Fiji Barbarians||5-22||Upolu Samoa||National Stadium, Suva|
|Savai'i Samoa||20-18||Fiji Warriors||Prince Edwards Park, Savaii|
|Tau'uta Reds||11-21||Tautahi Gold||Teufaiva Stadium, Nukuʻalofa|
|Upolu Samoa||13-8||Fiji Warriors||Apia Park, Apia|
|Tautahi Gold||27-17||Savai'i Samoa||Teufaiva Stadium, Nukuʻalofa|
|Fiji Barbarians||25-24||Tau'uta Reds||Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka|
|Fiji Warriors||16-23||Tau'uta Reds||Prince Charles Park, Nadi|
|Tautahi Gold||20-0||Fiji Barbarians||Teufaiva Stadium, Nukuʻalofa|
|Upolu Samoa||9-14||Savai'i Samoa||Apia Park, Apia|
|Tau'uta Reds||14-13||Savai'i Samoa||Teufaiva Stadium, Nukuʻalofa|
|Fiji Warriors||7-29||Fiji Barbarians||Subrail Park, Labasa|
|Upolu Samoa||26-10||Tautahi Gold||Apia Park, Apia|
|Upolu Samoa||3-11||Tautahi Gold||Apia Park, Apia|
Team Played Won Drawn Lost For Against Point Difference Bonus Points Points Upolu Samoa 5 4 0 1 90 49 +41 1 17 Tautahi Gold 5 3 0 2 97 75 +22 1 13 Savaii Samoa 5 3 0 2 81 81 0 1 13 Fiji Barbarians 5 2 0 3 72 90 -18 2 10 Tau'uta Reds 5 2 0 3 84 95 -11 1 9 Fiji Warriors 5 1 0 4 70 104 -34 3 7
|H. Cup||Six Nations Championship||Heineken Cup||Mid-Year Tests||H. Cup||End of year Int'ls||H. Cup|
|Guinness Premiership||Guinness Premiership|
|Celtic League||Celtic League|
|Top 14||Top 14|
|Pacific Rugby Cup||Churchill Cup||Air New Zealand Cup|
|Super 14||Pacific Nations Cup||Tri Nations|