Saturday, July 13, 2013

WCQ OCEANIA: Oceania Cup

Solomon Islands v Tahiti in Port Moresby (WCQ Oceania; Oceania Cup)
Cook Islands v Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby (WCQ Oceania; Oceania Cup)

Today is crunch day for the Oceania nations and in particular Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands. The winner will face Fiji next year to find the Oceania place at the 2015 Rugby World Cup finals.

The Cooks have a slight advantage I feel. They have some hardened New Zealand-based players whilst PNG has struggled with a very young and inexperienced lineup so far.

Cook Islands to win by 10 points

In the earlier game Tahiti and Solomon Islands should  slug out a very close game. Both sides have shown they are no pushover. I’ve been impressed with Tahiti and predict them to win-just.

Tahiti by 3 points

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