How Does the Competition Work?

Players at The Fijian Cup Tournament
We are so proud to run The Fijian Cup Nines. The Fijian Cup Competition is now open to three different sporting codes and 48 different teams from three different countries. This diversity not only guarantees the highest standard of sporting performance but also the most exciting and engaging championship imaginable.

The Fijian Cup Nines is conducted in line with competition rules as stipulated by the Rugby League International Federation, unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Fijian Cup Nines is divided into four tournament groups; men’s, women’s, mixed and ,ixed masters.

Squads are to consist of 15 athletes and a maximum of 9 players may be on the field at any time. All team members must be registered and confirmed by purchasing an official package.

If you are low on numbers for your Fijian Cup Nines team please do let us know. We have a limitless number of Fijian players who would love to pull on your team’s shirt at the Fijian Cup Nines and they will not let you down.

Competition Format
On the first day of the tournament we will all gather for a briefing about the structure of the tournament, order of play, and go into greater detail about rules, regulations and introduce our team of match officials.

The tournament format will provide each team with a minimum of three games on each day of the preliminary rounds.

The tournaments have a play-off structure through to the finals to decide the winning teams in each division (men, women, mixed and mixed masters). The order of play will be announced once the final preliminary game has finished.

Each game will be 18 minutes long in two halves of 9-minutes each. There is no half time stoppage of play although teams are allowed a maximum of one minute to switch direction of play after the 9th minute. There will be 5-minutes between each match.

Games commence at 9am and the tournament concludes at 2pm each day.

Rugby balls will be provided for the official competition matches only. Team are required to bring their own balls and other training equipment for the purposes of the warm-up and training. If you would like to donate your kit and training equipment that is of good quality after the tournament has ended please do let us know, we can arrange for this to be distributed fairly amongst our Fijian teams.

If you have any questions about transporting your team’s equipment to the Fijian Cup Nines please email

Prize Giving
After the final games and team cool-downs have been held at the end of each day of the tournament players and spectators will be transferred back to the Shangri-La Hotel & Resort. All hotel-field-hotel transfers are included in your Fijian Cup Nines package.

At 6pm on Day Three of the Fijian Cup Nines experience, all guests will be invited to attend the prize-giving ceremony and join us for an evening of entertainment, awards and prizes.

If you have any further questions about how the Fijian Cup Nines competition works please do not hesitate to get in touch. Email up at