Pacific Nations Cup: Japan and USA to fight it out for title in Suva

International
by RUGBY.com.au staff

Japan and the USA are both in contention to take out the Pacific Nations Cup title in this weekend's final round.

Both sides are undefeated heading into this weekend and will fight it out at Suva's ANZ Stadium to take out the top title.

Take a look at the schedule and all the teams as they roll in.

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FIXTURES

Friday August 9

3pm - Tonga vs Canada ,Churchill Park, Lautoka

Saturday August 10

4:35pm - Japan vs USA, ANZ Stadium, Suva

7:15pm - Fiji vs Samoa, ANZ Stadium, Suva

TEAMS

TONGA vs CANADA

Tonga to face Canada

Paea Fa'anunu, Paula Ngauamo, Siua Halanukonuka, Leva Fifita, Sam Lousi, Sitiveni Mafi, Fotu Lokotui, Zane Kapeli, Sonatane Takulua (vc), James Faiva, Viliami Lolohea, Siale Piutau (c), Malietoa Hingano, 'Atieli Pakalani, David Halaifonua. Reserves: Elvis Taione, Latu Talakai, Ben Tameifuna, Sione Vailanu, Dan Faleafa, Leon Fukofuka, Latiume Fosita, Cooper Vuna.

Canada to face Tonga

Djustice Sears-Duru, Eric Howard, Matt Tierney, Mike Sheppard, Evan Olmstead, Kyle Baillie, Lucas Rumball, Tyler Ardron, Phil Mack, Gordon McRorie, Dth van der Merwe, Ciaran Hearn, Ben LeSage, Jeff Hassler, Peter Nelson. Reserves: Benoit Piffero, Hubert Buydens, Cole Keith, Luke Campbell, Matt Heaton, Jamie Mackenzie, Nick Blevins, Patrick Parfrey

JAPAN vs USA

Japan to face USA

TBC

USA to face Japan

Chance Wenglewski, Mikey Sosene-Feagai, Paul Mullen,Nate Brakele, Gregory Peterson, Malon Aljiboori, Hanco Germishuys, Jamason Fa’anana Shultz, Shaun Davies, AJ MacGinty, Madison Hughes, Paul Lasike, Marcel Brache, Blaine Scully (C),Will Hooley. Reserves: Dylan Fawsitt, David Ainu’u, Paddy Ryan, Ben Landry, Ben Pinkelman, Nate Augspurger,Will Magie, Thretton Palamo

FIJI vs SAMOA

Frank Lomani and Ben Volavola will reunite in the halves when Fiji takes on Samoa this weekend.

The pair sat out last weekend's win over Canada with coach John McKee keen to trial a number of combinations in the lead-up to the Rugby World Cup.

"We are looking at a few positions ahead of the Rugby World Cup, giving the players the opportunity to get some game time before the squad is announced,” he said.

“We are looking at our combinations within the team and are getting them to play together so that they get the combinations together."

Fiji suffered a surprise loss to Japan in their opener but will have plenty of confidence for their clash against Samoa after a comfortable victory over the Canadians in week two.

Fiji to face Samoa

Campese Ma’afu, Sam Matavesi, Peni Ravai, Tevita Cavubati, Leone Nakarawa, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Semi Kunatani, Viliame Mata, Frank Lomani, Ben Volavola, Patrick Osbourne, Levani Botia, Semi Radradra, Vereniki Goneva, Setareki Tuicuvu. Reserves: Mesulame Dolokoto, Eroni Mawi, Kalivati Tawake, Tevita Ratuva, Peceli Yato, Nikola Matawalu, Josh Matavesi, Kini Murimurivalu

Samoa to face Fiji

TBC