2022 Oceania Rugby Women's Championship

Women's Championship

Oceania Rugby Women's Championship
Senior Women's XV Tournament

The Oceania Rugby Women's Championship is Oceania Rugby’s premier senior women's XV's rugby event and was introduced in 2016.

All Member Unions with an established women's domestic competition are eligible to participate.

The Oceania Rugby Women’s Championship will return in 2022 and will be held over three match days 9, 13 and 17 July.

The 2022 Championship provide valuable preparation for Fiji, ahead of Rugby World Cup 2021 (playing in 2022) and will be the first time Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga have played on the international stage since 2020

Join us at Massey Park and Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe, New Zealand for all the action. Tickets avalaible here

Oceania Women's Championship Australia

Fixtures and Results

History

Prior to the inception of the Oceania Rugby Women's Championship international fixtures for women's XV in the region were far and few, limited to one off test matches as part of the Rugby World Cup qualification process. The absence of an international competition pathway limited women's rugby progress in the region.

The Oceania Rugby Women's Championship was established to provide regular and consistent international competition pathway for all Member Unions.

The first edition was held in 2016 in Suva between the Fiji Fijiana and Papua New Guinea Palais as a part of the Rugby World Cup 2017 qualification process. The Fijiana successfully claimed the title and moved onto an Oceania/Asia play off against Hong Kong.

In the second edition held in 2018 saw the Manusina, from Samoa, and Tonga join Fiji and Papua New Guinea in Lautoka, Fiji.

2019 saw a record 6 teams contest the title, making it Oceania Rugby biggest ever XV's tournament, with Australia and New Zealand joining their Pacific neighbours Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tonga in Lautoka, Fiji.

The current Oceania Rugby Women's Champions is New Zealand who claimed the title during the 2019 Oceania Rugby Women's Championship in Lautoka, Fiji. During the same tournament the Fijiana created history as the first Fiji Women's XV's team to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.

The Oceania Rugby Women's Championship has served as a Rugby World Cup qualification tournament since its inception.

Honour Board of Oceania Rugby Women's Championship
  • 2021: Not held - due to COVID-19
  • 2020: Not held - due to COVID-19
  • 2019: New Zealand
  • 2018: Fiji
  • 2016: Fiji

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