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Manusina XV and Tonga XV women to play repêchage qualification match

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The next match between Samoa and Tonga women will be 14 April at Waitakere, Auckland. Photo: Oceania Rugby.

The Oceania Rugby Women’s World Cup Repêchage Qualifier between Samoa and Tonga will be hosted by New Zealand Rugby at the Trusts Arena in Waitakere Auckland, on 14 November 2020, Oceania Rugby confirmed today.

The match is part of a triple header including New Zealand Defence Services and Police New Zealand Black Ferns and Barbarians fixtures.

Oceania Rugby General Manager Bruce Cook said that Oceania Rugby is delighted about the resumption of the match.

“We are grateful to the New Zealand Rugby Union in hosting the much-anticipated qualification match for Tonga and Samoa, and we are looking forward to a great game,” Cook said.

“It should be an exciting feature as both teams are very determined to make it through the next round of Rugby World Cup qualification,” he added.

The winner of the Oceania Rugby Women’s World Cup Repêchage Qualifier on 14 November between Samoa and Tonga will qualify for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup Repechage Tournament scheduled for 2021 (date to be confirmed by World Rugby).

Oceania Rugby Competitions Manager Wayne Schuster said that the organization is looking forward to work with New Zealand rugby in facilitating the key match which has been greatly anticipated from both unions.

The proposed match schedule and time for the World Cup Repêchage Qualifier will be at 2:05pm (NZT) on Saturday, 14 November 2020.
Manusina XV v Tonga Women’s Rugby team
The Trusts Arena, Waitakere, Auckland

Kick-off: 2.05pm

This match is part of a women’s rugby triple header match day which includes NZ Defence Forces v NZ Police (11.35am), and Black Ferns v New Zealand Barbarians presented by Downer (4.35pm).

Oceania Rugby is one of six regional associations of World Rugby, responsible for representing the interests of its members, which includes 14 Member Unions and 2 Associate Members. Oceania Rugby works closely with its Member Unions to promote the growth and performance of rugby throughout the Oceania region.