The Solomon Islands will host its first ever Rugby League Test Match when they host Vanuatu in the capital Honiara on Saturday 21st October 2017. The match will be the third Test between the Melanesian neighbours in what is turning into a fierce on-field rivalry. The Solomon Islands will be looking for their first victory after Vanuatu has scored two late come from behind victories in their 2013 encounter in Mackay (Australia) and most recent 24-15 defeat in Port Vila (Vanuatu) in 2016.
Rugby League development in Solomon Islands is gaining momentum ahead of international against Vanuatu
By Richard Cowley, Date: 20/9/13
With many false dawns over the last few years Solomon Islands Rugby League will finally enter the international rugby league arena.
The momentum for the establishment of rugby league in the Solomon Islands kicked off in February 2013 when the Papua New Guinea high commissioner visited Solomon Islands to throw his support behind the establishment of rugby league in the Islands.