January 22, 2022
  Follow @ Twitter

Samoa, HK pull out of WCup qualifiers

Samoa and Hong Kong have pulled out of the final qualification tournaments for the Women’s World Cup in Dubai due to insurmountable logistical challenges.

Hong Kong was due to participate in the Asia Rugby Women’s Championship, which would act as a feeder event for the Rugby World Cup 2021 Final Qualification Tournament.

Samoa was intending to head straight for that final qualifier matches.

However, lockdown restrictions in Hong Kong and Samoa’s policy to enforce a six-month return moratorium for anyone who tests positive outside of their country, contributed to the decision for both sides not to travel.

The move means that only Kazakhstan, Colombia and Scotland are still in the hunt to make the event that kicks off on 8 October and plays through to 12 November.

 Kazakhstan and Colombia will now play in a semi-final on 19 February, and the winner will face Scotland in a final on 25 February.

The winner of that match will go into World Cup Pool A, with New Zealand, Australia and Wales.

By Reginald Chandar



 


Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 

 







SPORTS
The US is Fiji's big threat: Gollings
Fiji 7s Head Coach Ben Gollings believes the USA 7s team will pose a huge threat at this weekend's HSBC London 7s.
FOOTBALL
The US is Fiji's big threat: Gollings
Fiji 7s Head Coach Ben Gollings believes the USA 7s team will pose a huge threat at this weekend's HSBC London 7s.
FIJI NEWS
Cyclone Winston moves towards Tonga
Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Winston is moving away from the Lau group and towards Tonga.
WORLD
Obama unveils gun violence proposals
President Barack Obama today demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers, stoking a generational clash with the firearms lobby after the Newtown school massacre.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Online registration for foreign investors
Fiji will soon launch online registration and approvals system for foreign investors.