Pacific Challenge competition to give local players exposure

The Pacific Challenge will provide a good platform for local players in the Fiji Warriors extended squad to experience top-level international competition.

With 25 players to feature for the first time in the Pacific Challenge, Head Coach Kele Leawere says this will be a good exposure for them.


“Giving them a chance to come at this level and experience how playing at this level is going to be like. So in a way it’s a good way of exposing these players to professional playing environment.”

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Leawere adds they’re working on the player’s fitness which will be crucial in their overall performance.

Players will need to put in the extra yard to earn a place in the final member squad.

The Pacific Challenge will be played on a round-robin basis with all three rounds to be played at the ANZ Stadium.

The Swire Shipping Fiji Warriors will face Samoa A on March 6th. They will then face Tonga A on the 10th of March and Junior Japan on March 14.

The team that records the maximum number of competition points across three match days will be crowned Pacific Challenge Champions.


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