The Fijian Latui is based in Suva with a squad drawn mainly from players based locally in Fiji. The Latui participated in four Pacific Showcase matches in 2019, which were a precursor to them joining Global Rapid Rugby in 2020. They open their campaign against the China Lions in Suva on March 14.
Manuma Samoa is based in Apia at the Samoa Rugby Union headquarters. Its squad predominantly includes players based in Samoa and Samoan-eligible players based in Australia and New Zealand. The team is separate from the team that participated as Kagifa Samoa in the Pacific Showcase in 2019.
The China Lions is a joint venture between the China Rugby Football Association and the Bay of Plenty Rugby Union in New Zealand.
The Malaysia Valke are based in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur and feature top local talent from Malaysia and South Africa. The Valke kick off their campaign against the Western Force in Perth on March 14, a clash that their coach Rudy Joubert describes as “a very tough opener”.
Home ground HBF Park in Perth is a 21,000 capacity multi-purpose stadium near the Perth CBD, hosting rugby and soccer matches. Playing Jersey Home: Orange jersey, shorts and socks with white trim.Away: White jersey, shorts and socks with orange trim. Coach: Tim Sampson Tim Sampson was appointed head coach of […]