New Caledonia Women’s Rugby Tour in Fiji

From 16 to 23 July, the French Embassy in Suva is organising the New Caledonia
Under 19 women’s rugby tour of Fiji.

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Equipe calédonienne de rugby féminin moins de 19 ans


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Cagou girls vs. Suva Grammar
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Cagou girls vs. St Thomas
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Ivan Hillaireau remet une médaille à la capitaine de l’équipe Aeroview de Nadi


- Cagou Girls vs. Uprising team

Pacific Harbour ground, 16/07/2008

Uprising wins :

- Cagou Girls vs. Suva Grammar

Suva Grammar Ground, 17/07/08

Game 1 : SGS wins

Game 2 : SGS wins

- Cagou girls vs. International school

- Cagou girls vs. Fijiana U19

YMCA Park, 19/07/08

Fijiana wins: 14 - 13

- Cagou girls vs. Aeroview Nadi

Cagou girls win:

- Cagou girls vs. St Thomas High School

Cagou girls win: 43-0


Although Women’s rugby is a growing sport, it suffers from lack of exposure at a
junior level. By coming to Fiji, the 14 women players from New Caledonia want to
share their love of rugby with the local girls and promote the development of new

In preparation for this visit, 7 high schools and club teams have been created around
Viti Levu, showing the genuine interest of female youngsters for the oval ball. The
rugby fun day that will be held at Raiwai Park (Suva) on Saturday 19 July will be an
opportunity for any woman to play and try their tackling and ball skills.

For girls to play a sport that is usually dominated by men is an empowering
experience. The philosophy behind the action is to support gender equity and a
healthy lifestyle for women and girls throughout the Pacific. This is why it receives
support by the Women in Sports Commission.
Last but not least, the visit will be an opportunity for cultural and linguistic exchange
between Pacific island neighbours.

“Women’s rugby is a fast developing sport in Fiji and internationally. The
development of women’s rugby at this level is a priority for the FWRU. We are
extremely pleased with this opportunity for our young players to play against the
visiting New Caledonian side.”
- FWRU Secretary, Mareta Tikoisuva



Supported by : FRU Secondary, Fiji Women’s Rugby Union (FWRU), Women in
Sports Commission


Adeline BEVING,

Mereani Ravulolo,

Published on 29/07/2008

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