A weeklong celebration of Pacific culture has been confirmed for rugby league fans in the lead up to the 2018 Pacific Test Invitational at Campbelltown Stadium, Saturday 23 June.
In what will be the first set of International Matches since the memorable Rugby League World Cup, players and officials from four nations – Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Fiji– will gather in Sydney’s West following the conclusion of Round 15 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
Fiji officially replaced Lebanon after the Cedars formally withdrew from participating late last month.
Campbelltown Athletics Track will host all four squads for the Pacific Test Fan Day on Wednesday 20th of June, with fans encouraged to come along to meet the players, take selfies, get autographs and enjoy cultural performances after school and into the evening.
Senior Manager of Pacific Strategy, Frank Puletua, encouraged fans to purchase their tickets early to avoid missing out following a sold-out event in 2017.
“Last year’s Pacific Test and the Rugby League World Cup showed just how much rugby league means to our Pacific players and the communities they represent,” Mr Puletua said.
“The players get to connect with their culture, their peers and the wider community. I encourage everyone to come along and witness the colour, flair, power and passion that the Pacific Test Invitational produces both on and off the field.
“It is truly something special.”
General public tickets are on sale now, with adult tickets from $15 and family tickets from $45. Club member adult tickets start from as low as $12 and family tickets from $35.
To purchase tickets, head to nrl.com/tickets