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 has served as a Rugby World Cup qualification tournament since its inception. 

The current Oceania Rugby Women's Champions is the 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.

Ladder

 
Pos Team Played Won Draw Loss -/+ Bonus Points Points
1 Fiji Women's 15s - Fijiana 15s Fiji Women's 15s - Fijiana 15s 5 3 1 1 12 0 16
2 New Zealand Women's 15s - Black Ferns Development New Zealand Women's 15s - Black Ferns Development 3 3 0 0 234 0 12
3 Samoa Women's 15s Manusina Samoa Women's 15s Manusina 4 1 0 3 -16 0 10
4 Australia Women's 15s - Australia A Australia Women's 15s - Australia A 3 1 1 1 -28 0 8
5 Papua New Guinea Women's 15s - Palais Papua New Guinea Women's 15s - Palais 4 0 1 3 -202 0 8
6 Tonga Women's 15s Tonga Women's 15s 3 0 3 0 0 0 6
Pool A
Pos Team Played Won Draw Loss -/+ Bonus Points Points
1 New Zealand Women's 15s - Black Ferns Development New Zealand Women's 15s - Black Ferns Development 3 3 0 0 234 0 12
2 Samoa Women's 15s Manusina Samoa Women's 15s Manusina 4 1 0 3 -16 0 10
3 Tonga Women's 15s Tonga Women's 15s 3 0 3 0 0 0 6
Pool B
Pos Team Played Won Draw Loss -/+ Bonus Points Points
1 Fiji Women's 15s - Fijiana 15s Fiji Women's 15s - Fijiana 15s 5 3 1 1 12 0 16
2 Australia Women's 15s - Australia A Australia Women's 15s - Australia A 3 1 1 1 -28 0 8
3 Papua New Guinea Women's 15s - Palais Papua New Guinea Women's 15s - Palais 4 0 1 3 -202 0 8

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.

The latest edition held in 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.

 

Honour Board of Oceania Rugby Men's Championship

2020: Not held - due to COVID-19

2019: New Zealand

2018: Fiji

2016: Fiji