New Caledonia national rugby union team

New Caledonia national rugby union team

New Caledonia
Union Comité Régional de Rugby de Nouvelle Calédonie
First international
 New Caledonia 0 - 34 Papua New Guinea 
1966
Largest win
          New Caledonia 36 - 5 Wallis and Futuna           
2001-10-29
Largest defeat
 New Caledonia 3 - 113 Fiji                         
1969-08-20

The New Caledonia national rugby union team represents New Caledonia in rugby union. The team has been playing international rugby since the 1960s. All their matches have been against other teams from Oceania.[1][2]

New Caledonia has competed at the South Pacific Games, winning a silver medal in 1966.[3] The team won the gold medal in 1987, defeating Cook Islands in the final in Noumea.[4] More recently, the team has played for the FORU Oceania Cup. In 2008, their win over fellow Pacific rivals Vanuatu in Nouméa, 32–20, paved their way to the final of the competition, but New Caledonia lost the match to Niue, 5–27.[5][6]

See also

External links

  • rugby.nc] official website (in French)
  • Comité de Rugby de Nouvelle-Calédonie on aslagnyrugby.net

Reference list

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  3. ^ South Pacific Games 1966. ESPN Scrum.
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