Some great news from the Pacific Nation of Vanuatu with the 4th instalment of the annual rugby league State of Origin fixture finally going ahead on Saturday in what has been a tough year for the people of Vanuatu.
The clash between the Port Vila Fire Ants and the Santo Boars was due to be played on the 21st of November but had to be rescheduled after Air Vanuatu cancelled the flight that was due to take the Port Vila team to Santo.
The NRL, in partnership with UNICEF Australia, is calling on the Rugby League community to unite in support of the people affected by the aftermath of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.
To kick off Rugby League’s support for the campaign, the NRL has pledged $50,000 to UNICEF’s rapid response network, through which all members of the community can donate.
Rugby League will continue its surge into exotic places around the World when the Philippines "Tamaraws" visit Vanuatu to take on the National side at Chapius Stadium in Luganville, Espiritu-Santo (Vanuatu) at 3pm today.
By Dane Campbell, Date:5/3/12
The Vanuatu-South Sea Invitational team staged a stunning second half come back to force a 30 all draw with Townsville Brothers on Saturday night in Townsville, Queensland. After trailing 20â€”0 at halftime, the Vanuatu-South Sea team fought courageously to come back and snatch the draw with only minutes remaining.
By Dane Campbell, Date:28/2/13
The Vanuatu-South Sea Invitational team have enjoyed the past 3 days in the North Queensland towns of Bowen and Ayr and have now arrived safely into Townsville, where the team will play against renowned opposition in Townsville Brothers.
By Dane Campbell, Date:26/2/13
The Vanuatu-South Sea Invitational tour continues to attract mass media and general public support throughout regional Queensland with visits to Mackay and Bowen over the past few days met with enthusiasm amongst excited supporters.
By Richard Cowley, Date: 26/2/13
The Vanuatu South Sea Invitational side kicked off their tour with a narrow loss against Central Capras on Saturday night at Browne Park in Rockhampton.