Touch rugby was introduced to the Pacific Games in 2003 at Suva in Fiji.[1] It is an optional sport for the Pacific Games program,[2] and the tournaments include men's, women's and mixed competitions.[3] The first touch rugby tournament at the Pacific Mini Games was played in the Cook Islands in 2009.

Pacific Games

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Papua New Guinea (PNG)52310
2 Fiji (FIJ)3025
3 Samoa (SAM)27110
4 Cook Islands (COK)1247
5 Niue (NIU)0011
Totals (5 nations)11111133

Men's tournament

Games Year Host city  Final Third Place Ref
Gold Score Silver Bronze
XII 2003 (details) Suva Fiji 6–5  Papua New Guinea  Niue [4]
[5]
XIII 2007 (details) Apia Fiji 6–4  Samoa  Papua New Guinea [6]
[7]
XIV  No competition in 2011
XV 2015 (details) Port Moresby Papua New Guinea 8–7  Samoa  Cook Islands [8]
XVI 2019 (details) Apia Papua New Guinea 12–11  Samoa  Fiji

Women's tournament

Games Year Host city  Final Third Place Ref
Gold Score Silver Bronze
XII  No competition in 2003
XIII 2007 (details) Apia Cook Islands 4–1  Samoa  Papua New Guinea [9]
[7]
XIV  No competition in 2011
XV 2015 (details) Port Moresby Papua New Guinea 6–2  Samoa  Cook Islands [8]
XVI 2019 (details) Apia Papua New Guinea 9–4  Samoa  Fiji

Mixed tournament

Games Year Host city  Final Third Place Ref
Gold Score Silver Bronze
XII 2003 (details) Suva Fiji 9–8  Cook Islands  Samoa [10]
[5]
XIII 2007 (details) Apia Samoa 7–6  Cook Islands  Papua New Guinea [11]
[7]
XIV  No competition in 2011
XV 2015 (details) Port Moresby Samoa 9–7  Papua New Guinea  Cook Islands [12]
XVI 2019 (details) Apia Papua New Guinea 10–9  Samoa  Cook Islands

Pacific Mini Games

Men's

Games Year Host city  Final Third Place Ref
Gold Score Silver Bronze
VIII 2009 (details) Rarotonga Cook Islands 9–4  Fiji  Samoa [13]
[14]
IX  No competition in 2013

Women's

Games Year Host city  Final Third Place Ref
Gold Score Silver Bronze
VIII 2009 (details) Rarotonga Samoa 5–4  Cook Islands  Niue [13]
[14]
IX  No competition in 2013

Mixed

Games Year Host city  Final Third Place Ref
Gold Score Silver Bronze
VIII 2009 (details) Rarotonga Cook Islands 8–7
(a.e.t.)
 Fiji  Papua New Guinea [14]
[15]
IX  No competition in 2013

References

  1. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games - Touch Rugby: Day 2 action and results". Sports Pulse. 8 July 2003. Archived from the original on 1 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  2. ^ Charter - Constitution, Code of Conduct, Protocols, and Regulations adopted Apia, Samoa 14 May 2006 - As amended most recently in Noumea, New Caledonia, 27 August 2010 (PDF 0.3 MB) (Report). Pacific Games Council. 2010. p. 15. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  3. ^ "2007 South Pacific Games - Touch". Sports Pulse. 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  4. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games - Touch Rugby: Results & Fixtures - Men". Sports Pulse. 10 July 2003. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b "2003 South Pacific Games - Touch Rugby: Finals Day - Day 4". Sports Pulse. 10 July 2003. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  6. ^ "2007 South Pacific Games - Touch (Men)". Sports Pulse. 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  7. ^ a b c "2007 South Pacific Games - Touch". Sports Pulse. 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  8. ^ a b "PNG wins double gold in touch footy". Fiji Times. 11 July 2015. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  9. ^ "2007 South Pacific Games - Touch (Women)". Sports Pulse. 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  10. ^ "2003 South Pacific Games - Touch Rugby: Results & Fixtures - Mixed". Sports Pulse. 10 July 2003. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  11. ^ "2007 South Pacific Games - Touch (Mixed)". Sports Pulse. 2007. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  12. ^ Phylma Timea, Phylma (11 July 2015). "Mixed Emotions as Touch Footy Samoans Get One Back On Hosts PNG". EMTV. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Silver and Gold at Touch". Sports Pulse. 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  14. ^ a b c VIIIth Pacific Mini Games Report (Report). 2009. p. 37. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015.
  15. ^ "2009 South Pacific Mini Games - Touch (Mixed)". Sports Pulse. 2009. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2015.