After securing four wins and a draw from their 9 game tour of Australia the Tonga A, Fiji Warriors and Samoa A sides found the going a little bit harder in New Zealand managing to secure just 1 win from 9 games.
After a shocking start to the New Zealand tour that saw all three Pacific Island teams beaten by more than 30 points the three sides regrouped to narrow the gap in the final two rounds.
It wasn’t until the last round that Samoa A was able to break the Pacific Island duck in New Zealand over-coming the Chiefs Development side by a solitary point.
Crusader Knights 55 def Fiji Warriors 7
Chiefs Development 50 def Tonga A 13
Hurricanes Development 33 def Samoa A 0
Chiefs Development 25 def Fiji Warriors 10
Crusader Knights 22 def Samoa A 21
Hurricanes Development 41 def Tonga A 10
Hurricanes Development 27 def Fiji Warriors 13
Crusader Knights 36 def Tonga A 18
Chiefs Development 17 def by Samoa A 18
The three Pacific Island sides now return to Fiji to play each other in the final games in the Pacific Rugby Cup with the title still up for grabs.
Samoa currently sits on top of the table after six rounds with 14 points, followed by the Fiji Warriors on 9 points and Tonga A on 6 points.
Final Round Games:
19/03 - Fiji Warriors v Tonga A, Churchill Park, Lautoka 3:30pm local time.
22/03 - Samoa A v Fiji Warriors, Churchill Park, Lautoka 4:30pm local time.
26/03 - Tonga A v Samoa A, Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka 3:30pm local time.