Vanuatu release packed 2022 schedule

2022 promises to be a massive year for Rugby League in Vanuatu with the Pacific nation releasing a packed domestic calendar.

The domestic season kicks off on March 19 when the Port Vila League kicks off, with the Efate based organisation set to once again run Men’s, Women’s and Junior competitions.

North on the isle of Espiritu Santo, the Luganville Rugby League will launch it’s first ever regional competition.

Whilst the Santo region has a decade long history playing Rugby League, matches have always been played in a more ad-hoc nature, with the new nine-a-side competition providing a more structured competition format to help strengthen the sport on the Island.

In June, the Icon Reeves International 9s return, with Port Vila set to hold events on the 4th and 11th, whilst Luganville will host their event on June 18.

Espiritu Santo will also host another Nines tournament with the Santo Easter 9s taking place in April.

Finally the domestic season wraps up with the second Societe Pastorale De La Loumpate (SPL) Provins Blong Orijin set for October.

The Orijin series featured five of Vanuatu’s provinces and was won by the Barbarians in the Men’s and Malampa in the Women’s.

Depending on border restrictions in 2022, Vanuatu hope to host a home International in July or August.

Recent Posts

  • New Zealand

Akarana Falcons remain undefeated in NZ Men’s Premiership

Akarana Falcons, remain undefeated securing a win over Canterbury Bulls as they set their focus…

2 hours ago
  • Australia

Newcastle Knights book spot in NRLW Grand Final

The Newcastle Knights have capped off a remarkable turnaround season, stunning the Dragons 30-6 and…

2 hours ago
  • Australia

Penrith Panthers snatch Golden Point win to claim Jersey Flegg Cup

The Penrith Panthers have snatched a thrilling 19-18 Golden Point victory in today’s Jersey Flegg…

2 hours ago
  • Australia

Maitland Pickers go back-to-back in NSW Presidents Cup

The Maitland Pickers have won back-to-back Presidents Cup premierships with a dominant 36-12 win over…

2 hours ago
  • Samoa

Savai’i Blues claim both Men’s and Women’s Island of Origin series

The Savai'i Blues have secured back-to-back Rugby League Samoa Men's Island of Origin series titles…

21 hours ago
  • Australia

Panthers roll over Rabbitohs into third straight decider

The Penrith Panthers have marched into their third consecutive Grand Final with a 32-12 win…

21 hours ago