Nauru Rugby to organise district competitions for U16 and U19

Nauru Rugby will hold district competitions for the under 16 and under 19 grades as the union aims to recruit and upskill players for international stages.

The Island rugby union have set up plans to start building youths in the contact game of rugby in order to build a wider base of local player selection.

Nauru has its own Men and Women’s 7s team that competes annually at the Oceania tournament, which is the major qualification stage to the HSBC series or to the world cup, Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

In a recent press release, the team said that they have set a revised plan made for their 15’s team, which will be an annual even that sees a pathway from a tier 3 level to move up to playing at tier 2 level.

The union said in order for a team to register for the tournament, it should have a coach to undertake a Level One Rugby 7s Coaching Course that will be delivered in Nauru.

The dates for the upcoming competition are yet to be confirmed.


Josephine Navula