Women playing touch rugby

Sport Preview: Touch Rugby

1 | June 15, 2024
Touch rugby players at Sol2023 will be hoping for less muddy conditions than last time. Photos: Samoa 2019 Pacific Games News Service

Touch rugby at the Sol2023 Pacific Games will kick off at DC Park on Monday 27 November, running until Saturday 2 December.

It consists of three competitions – men’s and women’s from Monday to Wednesday and mixed from Thursday to Saturday.

Touch rugby was developed from rugby league and sees players touch rather than tackle opponents.

Last time out at the Samoa 2019 Pacific Games, Papua New Guinea (PNG) won gold in all three events and Samoa claimed silver in all three. Fiji won bronze in the men’s and women’s, and Cook Islands won bronze in the mixed.

These four nations are again expected to dominate proceedings at Sol2023.

PNG’s Angelena Watego is appearing at her fifth Pacific Games and will be seeking to ensure her team ends up on the podium in both the women’s and mixed events.

The action begins at 8:30am on Monday with two women’s matches – Cook Islands v Solomon Islands and Fiji v Samoa.

Entry to DC Park is free.

Pacific Games News Service

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