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Japan to host two Pacific Nations Cup 2019 matches

December 18, 2018 12:10 pm
Japan to host two Pacific Nations Cup 2019 matches [Source: rugbyworldcup]

World Rugby has announced that Japan will host two Pacific Nations Cup 2019 matches as part of a readiness programme for Rugby World Cup 2019.

With the Rugby World Cup fever sweeping across the nation, fans in Japan will have the opportunity to see the Brave Blossoms play two test matches against Kamaishi on 27th July and Tonga in Hanazono.

The selection of Kamaishi and Hanazono, who will host Fiji and Tonga respectively during Rugby World Cup 2019, provides the opportunity for the cities and fans to build an affinity with teams, while delivering the hosts with an important operational testing platform.

In addition to Japan, Fiji and Tonga, the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup 2019 will be contested by Rugby World Cup teams with the likes of Canada, Samoa, and USA over three rounds in July and August with matches also played in Fiji, Samoa and USA.

The flying Fijians play two games in Suva- vs Canada on 3rd August and vs Samoa on 10th August.