Favorite Pacific Islands national team

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by bates, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. bates

    bates Guest

    Hey guys and girls,
    I was just wondering which of the Pacific Islands national teams you support.
    My favorite top 3 are:

    1) Fiji ( cause they play which such great power)
    2) Tokelau
    3) Tonga

    Actually I like all the Pacific Islands team, cause the people are so friendly and I think I just like the entire atmosphere.

    Please share your opinions.
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  3. 5thdawg

    5thdawg Guest

    Fiji for their flair
    Manu samoa brute force

    I really enjoy watching the smaller rugby nations playing they are really entertaining
  4. bates

    bates Guest

    Yeah that's true, especially when they play against eachother nd when they do their wardance, it really brings more fya into the game
  5. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    Tonga and Fiji. Fiji for their match against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup, and Tonga for beating Samoa with 13 players but also putting South Africa through their paces in the pool-stages.
  6. bates

    bates Guest

    When did they play that game,
    Would like to check it out on youtube or find the entire game online.
  7. fordage

    fordage Guest

    The PI style of rugby is very entertaining and I always pull for them when they play one of the big guns. I remember watching Niue play in the commonwelath games 7s. They got creamed in all their matches but some of the tricks they pulled out of the bag were amazing, including the ol' throw the ball away then bring it back in dummy. you could see that they just love their rugby and clearly spend all their time messing about with rugby balls and coming up with new stuff, like brazilians and their futsal game. i'd love to go over and play there for a bit although the chance of not getting broken in half would be quite low
  8. bates

    bates Guest

    I noticed the same when I was fooling around in Fiji with some locals I met and we were hanging around.
    They just wanna have some fun. But I think it's also part of their culture
  9. Bender

    Bender Guest

    Tonga is probably my favourite pacific islander team.
  10. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    the cook islands, home of the mighty stanley wright, the man with the largest mouth in the world
  11. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Tonga, of course. They came literally within inches of beating South Africa. For those who said Fiji, as a Welshman, I hate you. -_-
  12. bates

    bates Guest

    I started reading about the rugby history of those islands this weekends.
    Really nice to see how they evolved :) .
  13. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    1.Manu Samoa
    2.Manu Samoa
    3.Manu Samoa
  14. bates

    bates Guest

    No that's what I like to call straight to the point.
  15. Corywalker

    Corywalker Guest

    Fiji.. their backline is always dangerous, and the way they offload and keep the ball alive is amazing to watch, and a great style of rugby that the Fijians possess.
  16. bates

    bates Guest

    A little bit of topic, but this weekend I read a lot about the Pacific Islands Rugby on wikipedia.
    I found it very interessting.

    I also received my Fiji shirt on monday and i'm thinking of buying the Tongan or Samoan shirt.
    Don't know it yet.

    The Tongan shirt is awesome
  17. I've cheered for all Islander sides against the big guns ever since I watched the 2003 RWC where this happened http://youtube.com/watch?v=qQm_7SDCxfE I don't know, I'm an ABs fan too, but it just seemed so awesome that a team would actually stand up to their challenge and kinda show them, hey we're not afraid of you!
    Nevermind the score of that game though, hehe
  18. bates

    bates Guest

    Yeah I also saw that game.
    Awesome vibe. :cheers:
  19. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    1. Not Fiji
    2. Not Fiji
    3. NOT FIJI!!!

    (I still wake up sweating at nights) :p
  20. bates

    bates Guest

    I've that game on my HD.

    It was a very nice game.
    But just think of the following, maybe in teh near future they can beat England :cheers:
  21. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Why soooo serious?!!
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