Papua New Guinea Palais 26 – 62 Tonga Women’s Rugby Team
In the battle for third place, the Tonga Women’s Rugby Union defeated PNG Palais in a 62 points to 26 game.
Tonga Captain Vainga Moimoi said that the team was just grateful that they had an opportunity to showcase their talent as women.
“This is only the third time for some of our girls to ever play rugby, so we’re just grateful to have this opportunity and I’m proud the girls gave it their all,” Moimoi said.
PNG Captain Debbie Kaore said that there were a few key areas for improvement but they are looking to come back better when given the next opportunity.
“I think second half is always our weakness. After seeing the game from the Samoa and Fiji game, we really need to work a lot on our second half.
We came for a purpose but unfortunately we didn’t get what we wanted but hopefully next time it won’t be so bad and we will come back even harder,” Kaore said.
Fiji Airways Fijiana 15s Team 43 – 12 Manusina Rugby Team
The Fiji Airways Fijiana 15s team have retained their title as Oceania Rugby Women’s 15s Champions by defeating the Manusina Rugby team by seven tries to two, at the final at Churchill Park in Lautoka, Fiji.
Fiji Captain Rusila Nagasau said the team expected a touch match and were made to work hard to win the Championship.
“I’d like to thank each and everyone for supporting us today. We know that women’s rugby is not that important in Fiji but this is what we’ve done as our aim was to set a platform not only in Fiji, but also the Pacific and the world,” Nagasau said.
Samoa Captain Masuisui Pauraisa said the team was also very grateful for all the support they have had received from all their supporters from Samoa and abroad.
“We’re so proud of the girls and we’re blessed to be Samoan as this is just the beginning as we aim to try and make the Women’s Rugby World Cup,” Pauraisa said.