The Fijian Cup is the most incredible Touch Rugby getaway and we are delighted that you and your team will be joining us. A comprehensive itinerary will be shared closer to take off, so keep an eye on your email inbox.

We know that you and your team will want to start planning your free time in paradise right now.

This general run through of the Fijian Cup features key events and the free time available to explore the wonders of Fiji.

Day One 

We welcome our five night guests to the beautiful island of Viti Levu, Fiji.

With all transportation included in The Fijian Cup packages for those of you that have booked flights all you and your team have to do is turn up at the airport!

If you have booked your own flights then you will need to arrange your own transfers once you land in Fiji however we will have everything covered for you from check in at the Resort.

Our Fiji Airways flight will land in the afternoon and after touch down you will take a leisurely drive to the luxurious Shangri La Resort, Sigatoka where you will be greeted with a hearty Fijian ‘Bula!’.

Once checked-in you will have the chance to reside to your room for a relaxing evening in paradise!

Day Two 

For our five night guests, this is the perfect day to get a little R&R in before the real action kicks off tomorrow.

Shangri La Resort is an incredible venue, offering an 9-hole golf course, onsite pools, bars, restaurants, free non motorised water sports and a luxurious in-house spa.

This evening we will welcome our three night guests followed by our welcome cocktail function with all of our guests.

Day Three

Rise bright and early to fill your boots at the incredible breakfast buffet. Double check the kit bags and transfer to the fields for the Fijian Cup Official Opening Ceremony.

Tournament timings run like clockwork. The tournament format will provide each team with a minimum of three games on each day of the preliminary rounds.

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

Each game will consist of two halves of 15-minutes each. There will be a 3-minute half time per match. There will be a 5-minutes between each match.

The tournament concludes at 2 pm each day.

Hit the pool with your team and other guests or take a look at the many activities available at the Resort!

Day Four 

Rise bright and early and get fueled up ready for Finals Day! Just as on day one of the tournament, the final game will finish at 2 pm.

After the final whistle is blown and cool-downs are completed, all players, managers, spectators, family and friends will join together for the prize giving ceremony.

You know there is FJD$50,000 in Prizes to play for, right?!

On this closing evening of the tournament, there will be a traditional Lovo and Kava Ceremony, in addition to exhilarating fire walking and epic fire dances.

We’ll dance the night away and perhaps indulge in a celebratory cocktail or two!

Day Five

With the Fijian Cup Tournament officially over, will see us bid a fond farewell to our three night guests.

Day Six 

And that’s a wrap for five night guests. An early rise to the airport will see you on your flight back to New Zealand.

If you have any questions about the tournament structure or the itinerary as a whole please take a look at our FAQs.

Will will be sending a comprehensive itinerary via email and tournament running order before take off.

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Outkast Sports put on a show in Fiji tourney

Female Teams at The Fijian Cup

By: Shane Hurndell
Shane Hurndell is a sports reporter for Hawke’s Bay Today
Perfect timing Hawke’s Bay touch star Ashton Robinson-Bartlett!

The 22-year-old New Zealand open men’s team middle player is eager to stay in the Touch Blacks side for 2019 World Cup in Malaysia and he enhanced his chances with tournament MVP honours and top tryscorer honours as his Outkast Sports open men’s team won The Fijian Cup Men’s Championship with an unbeaten run in Fiji at the weekend.

His Touch Blacks coach Peter McIntyre of Auckland was among the spectators as Robinson-Bartlett scored 23 tries in six games.

“Ash might have been a bit greedy but he certainly played well. The fans were continually flocking to him for photos after each game,” his proud uncle and Outkast Sports player-coach Anaru Bartlett said.
“While Ash is looking good for re-selection in the New Zealand team Mataeus [Hawks basketballer Marsh] and Jordan [Hastings Boys’ High School 1st XV rugby player Thompson-Dunn] could follow him if they continue playing like they did,” Bartlett said.

Robinson-Bartlett played for the Touch Blacks open men’s team in a three-test Transtasman Series on the Sunshine Coast in May and last year played for the Touch Blacks open mixed team in the series. Since the May series Robinson-Bartlett has been to a couple of training camps for the national side.

Outkast Sports won the first prize of $7,500, an impressive kava bowl trophy and a $1500 bar tab at the Sheraton Resort where they stayed. Robinson-Bartlett won $1000 for player-of-the-tournament.

“We were blown away with the hospitality. We spent four days at the resort and when we weren’t playing there were plenty of activities like fishing and snorkelling for the team to do,” Bartlett explained.

One of two Kiwi teams in the six-team men’s section, Outkast Sports, beat Fijian teams Inside Out 10-4, Taki Mai 12-2, 2 Fresh Nadi 10-2 and Elite Touch of Canterbury by default and drew 7-all with 2 Fresh Suva in round robin play before beating Taki Mai 10-1 in their semifinal and 2 Fresh Suva 12-5 in the final.

“Elite didn’t have a full contingent of players when they arrived in Fiji and then they were hit with injuries so they defaulted to us. We’re going back again next year and we know it will be tougher because some Aussie teams as well as Peter McIntyre’s Playing Up club from Auckland will be there. We will take our women’s team as well next year,” Bartlett, 37, explained.

He was the oldest player in his team and 14-year-old Jaden Murphy was the youngest. This is the second international title the Hawke’s Bay open men’s champions for the past four years have won as three years ago they won the Waitangi Weekend title on the Gold Coast.

Two summers ago a mixed team from the club won the open mixed title at the prestigious Whakatane Open tournament which is regarded as the country’s toughest open club tournament.

A Marlborough team played in the women’s section of the Fijian tournament and were beaten by a Fiji side in the final.

“Touch is still in the development phase in Fiji but it was a well-run tournament with Touch New Zealand referees. Peter [McIntyre] ran several coaching clinics for the Fijian teams and we donated uniforms and balls to the Fijian players,” Bartlett added.

The full Outkast Sports team was:
Anaru Bartlett, Ashton Robinson-Bartlett, Mataeus Marsh, Jordan Thompson-Dunn, Gideon Kautai, Kanak Heremia-Bartlett, Elijah Tuavera, Salem Watson, Sam Walton-Sexton, Kaelym Harmer, Jaden Murphy, Jordarn Harmer, Jarome Mareikura, Pohaitere Ross.

Touch of paradise lures Marlborough team

An idea first mooted in March becomes reality for a group of Marlborough women this week when they board a plane for Fiji.

Thirteen of the province’s leading female touch exponents will take part in the Pacific Touch Festival, comprising the Kava Cup for women and The Fijian Cup competition for men.

Earlier in the year Blenheim players Lucy Smith and Anna Archie saw the tournament advertised on Facebook and felt there could be some interest locally. “We rounded up some girls keen to give it a go,” said Archie, “we basically just got the ball rolling and the others [in the team] have taken it on.”

Archie will manage the Marlborough team to the Denarau-based event, billed as “the most incredible touch tournament in paradise”.

“It was a good excuse to have a few days in the sun and get some good touch competition at the same time,” said Archie.

The Kava Cup begins on November 2 and runs until November 5, with teams promised at least three games each day.

With Marlborough Touch deciding to concentrate on teams from this province alone this season, rather than combining as Tasman sides, the tournament offers an early chance to get some quality game time before the start of a busy programme for all Marlborough touch teams. They will contest the 16, 18 and open nationals this year under the provincial banner.

Archie said the women’s side had been working hard leading up to the trip and, under coach Todd Nicholas’s tutelage, had “come a long way in training”.

They will be up against combinations from Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and the South Pacific over the course of the tournament.

The Marlborough team consists of: Katie Bradley, Cara Wiapo, Lucy Smith, Laura Murphy, Jenna Gilbert, Emma Paaka, Hana Wilson, Pippa Andrews, Jessie Peat, Daina Crosbie, Emma Moore, Rosie Buchanan Brown, Tash Ford. Coach: Todd Nicholas. Manager: Anna Archie. Tour manager: Toni Robinson.

The Fijian Cup Touch Rugby Tournament Ballot Drawn

The Fijian Cup Championship Trophy

Freddy Walker/MediaPA

The Fijian Cup touch rugby tournament is set to heat up with the ballot now being drawn for the tournament.

With the countdown for the tournament being less than 250 days away, teams are now gearing towards one of the most exciting and lucrative touch rugby tournaments to be held around the world.

“We are extremely excited for the ballot to be done and the competition draw to be released. It will add a sense of realism to the tournament. The touch rugby will be awesome and the location even better” says TourismHQ, the organisers of the tournament.

The Fijian Cup is complimented by the Kava Cup women’s competition and both will run across two days. Afternoons will be spent relaxing in luxury accommodation with parties being run in the evenings for athletes to unwind.

“We are expecting that for years to come we will have teams continually coming back. We are attracting some high-quality players, which will add more competition to the tournament and see it ranked highly with similar competitions across the world.“

The tournament will be overseen by the Touch Federation of Fiji, who will appoint a Senior Technical Official to ensure that the tournament runs smoothly.

With the ballot now being drawn, teams will be closely following all information to come on the tournament. The tournament is going to be the ultimate touch tournament in paradise.

Head to to find out all you need to know around tournament logistics.

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Prizes at The Fijian and Kava Cups set to blow minds with over FJD$150,000 worth up for grabs

The Fijian Cup Championship TrophyFreddy Walker/MediaPA

The most incredible touch tournament in paradise is sure to attract the attention of touch rugby lovers across the globe with prizes adding up to over FJD$150,000!

The tournament is sanctioned by the Federation of International Touch and is run by Touch Fiji with support from Touch New Zealand.

The winning team of The Fijian cup men’s and Kava cup woman’s tournaments will receive a cash cheque for FJD$7,500. 10 accommodation and entry packages are included to allow the winning teams to return and defend their title the next year. Along with this comes a FJD$1,500 bar tab for both teams to celebrate with.

Along with these main prizes are afternoon experience spot prizes, which include Cloud9 trips, massages, zip lining, Beachcomber Island day trips, rounds of golf and half day fishing charters.

The team with the best costume will receive a FJD$1,000 bar tab, and the same amount will be given to the player who scores the most tries.

The tournament will mix enjoyment of the game with competition between some of the world’s best touch rugby players and teams.

“We are expecting that there will be some serious touch players and teams attending the Fijian and Kava cups. It is an exciting opportunity to play rugby in the most beautiful of locations” says Olivia Rogers, head of events for Tourism HQ.

To be a part of the most incredible touch rugby tournament in paradise, visit the Fijian Cup website today at

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The Fijian Cup in beautiful Fiji!

The Fijian Cup Sofitel Resort

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While enjoying the competition of the Fijian Cup rugby tournaments, there is plenty to be experienced in beautiful Fiji.

“Along with the cups, we have a number of packages available to suit participant’s travelling needs” says the 2017 Fijian cup touch tournament organisers.

The competitions start on November 4, 2017 with support from Touch Fiji and New Zealand Touch.

There is an option for participants, along with the packages available to enter the touch tournaments to extend their stay by a night either side of the tournaments, two nights either side or to remove flights altogether and stay in Fiji for an extended period of time.

This provides the perfect opportunity for participants to experience all that Fiji has to offer. This includes attractions such as Bula Park, which is a great place for tournament players to cool off and enjoy a day of relaxation in the waterpark.

Another attraction is the famous Cloud9 floating platform. The experience includes an internationally stocked bar and Italian wood-fired pizzeria. Add to that a music surround sound system like no other, and it is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The option to extend your stay is perfectly complimented by the opportunity to spend a day going to the world-renowned Beachcomber Island. The island is hailed as the ultimate ‘party by night, paradise by day’ experience and is one that every participant in the Fijian and Kava cups should strive to be a part of.

Along with these activities, there is zip-lining, golf and massages that can be frequented during the stay in Fiji. Each of these goes hand in hand with the Fijian and Kava cup touch tournaments.

“I would recommend making the most out of the time in beautiful Fiji, and participants really should try and see as much of the country as possible” enthuses the Fijian Cup 2017 organiser.

For more information about what can be experienced during and after the Fijian and Kava cup tournaments, visit

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What is the Fijian Cup?

The Fijian Cup Championship Trophy

The Fijian Touch Cup is, quite simply, the ultimate touch rugby championship hosted in the paradise pocket of the world, Fiji.

The Fijian Cup is a four day celebration of pacific island sport within a union of cultural exchange, party and relaxation. We have created an all-encompassing itinerary that provides our guests with a high class touch rugby competition, an authentic Fijian adventure and the chance to experience 5* luxury with all the relaxing benefits that that brings.

Join us in sporting paradise for the time of your life. Let’s break it down;

The Fijian Touch Cup is a chance for teams from across New Zealand and Australia to compete against Fiji’s biggest sporting stars and rising talent. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, not only to play internationally but to compete for prizes worth $150,000 FJD!

The Fijian Touch Cup is an open invite competition meaning any formal club team can sign up and play. Although this is considered a recreational tournament the standard of play is high and competition tough; we insist you bring your A-game! We host a men’s tournament, women’s tournament and a mixed tournament side by side. There’s never a dull moment and the skill level will blow your mind!

Our aim is to provide players a chance to experience true Fiji as well as a top rate sporting environment. The Fijian Touch Cup is bigger than just the event weekend, the programme has been designed to raise the profile of Fijian players and by choosing to attend this phenomenal competition you will be contributing to the development of local players. We believe that the Fiji Touch Cup is the first stepping stone for undiscovered Fijian talent in reaching the world stage. By investing in your own game you are also investing in the future of Fijian sport. Thank you, seriously.

Over the next 5 years we plan to create Academy Fiji, a leading body in the talent development pathway for Fijian players alongside offering a top notch academic education. The Fijian Touch Cup is more than just a competition, it’s a lifeline to sporting talent in the Pacific. For a rundown on how the competition works, click here. (LINK)

We are aware that time at the Fijian Touch Cup is short so we have every last detail mapped out for you, don’t worry, there’s plenty of time to chill too. Games will be held across two days and are to be played from 9am until 2pm, this then gives players plenty of time to rest, recover and explore! To find out the full itinerary breakdown, click here. (LINK)

On top of the snorkeling and paddle boarding included in your package you can opt to join on our half day island tours or kick back in the Sheraton Fiji’s immaculate spa complex. You can even join us on Cloud 9! Fiji’s only floating paradise, featuring two levels of bars and a classic wood-fired pizzeria designed for you and your team to party hard after the boots are off!

We want everyone to be able to experience the magic of the Fijian Touch Cup so even if you’re not down for competing you can come along too! We’re always in need of cheerleaders! Bring your Mum, your Dad, your Sis and your Bro for the family holiday of a lifetime! The more the merrier! We have packages for non-paying guests, click here for more info. (LINK)

What’s Included in the Fijian Touch Cup?

The Fijian Touch Cup is the ultimate open invite sporting competition in the Pacific. To make sure you make the most out of your time in sporting paradise we have created an incredible timetable of events and an awesome package deal when you purchase your ticket.

Our packages have been meticulously designed to not only offer our guests great value for money but the time of their lives. We know that in the run up to kick off your sole focus is on getting ready and fighting fit. So you can concentrate on honing in on your skills we’ve taken all the stress out of organising your trip.

As you know, the Fijian Touch Cup is a chance to raise the profile and empower local Fijian players. By choosing to join us in Fiji you are helping to fund Touch NZ officials to come to Fiji to run refereeing and coaching clinics to our hosts and also the cover entry for local Fijian teams. You’re a bit of a hero to be fair!

Let’s break it down. In your Fijian Touch Cup package you will receive;

Return Flights

We realised that the most time consuming part of organising a trip is finding a good deal on flights, so we’ve got that covered, back to the gym you go! Your Fijian Touch Cup package includes return flights from either Auckland, Brisbane or Sydney to Nadi in Fiji.

If you want to stay longer in Fiji that’s easy as to do! We deduct $600 from your package and you can arrange your own flights and stay as long as you like!

You’ve just gotta turn up to the airport with your boot bag and you’re good to go. Don’t forget your passport too!


The highlight for many of the Fijian Touch Cup experience! Four nights with the option to extend to six nights!! You’ll be staying at paradise within paradise!

Private Transfers

As we said, only the best for our sporting superstars! We have arranged your transfers from the Nadi Airport to Pacific Harbour and back again, plus transport to and from the playing fields throughout each day. We’re good like that!

Big Buffet Breakfast

You’ve gotta be fuelled up before you hit the pitch! Making sure you get your carbs loaded and your protein fixed we lay on a luxury tropical breakfast buffet every morning.

We know how rugby players love their food; come back for seconds…thirds…even forth servings, there’s plenty to go around!


We love this! Included in your package you have access to paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkelling! Games and competitions finish at 2pm daily leaving you plenty of time to cool off in the ocean for a bit of active recovery!

We have a tonne of add-on activities you can enjoy too!

The Fijian Cup

Last but by no means least is the epic Tournament and all the prizes! Best ’til last!

Included in your package is entry to the Fijian Cup and the chance to win prizes worth well over $150,000 FJD! The competition is open for mens, womens and mixed teams.

On top of this we have a welcome ceremony with cocktails galore as well as a huge prize giving evening and explosive entertainment!

So there you have it! Not only does your package deal offer you entry to the best touch rugby tournament in the Pacific but accommodation, return flights, incredible island activities and more!

We’re buzzing for the Fijian Touch Cup, we can’t wait to show you our sporting paradise!

How Does the Competition Work?

Players at The Fijian Cup Tournament

We are proud to run the Fijian Touch Cup competition in conjunction with the Federation of International Touch and Touch NZ. In doing this we not only guarantee the highest standards of match officials and referees but ensure that the highest standards of safety are upheld at all times.


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

The Touch Federation of Fiji assigns a Senior Technical Official who acts in the role of Technical Delegate. The Technical Delegate will oversee the implementation of all the governing rules and requirements of the games. Their decision is final.


Teams are to consist of a minimum of 10 athletes and a maximum of 16. All team members must be registered and confirmed by purchasing an official package.

Only 6 per team can be on pitch at any given moment of live play.

If you are low on numbers or have space free do let us know. We have a limitless number of Fijian players who would love to pull on your team’s shirt!

Competition Format
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 and mixed). The order of play will be announced once the final preliminary game has finished.

Each game will consist of two halves of 15-minutes each. There will be a 3-minute half time per match. There will be 5-minutes between each match.

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


Touch balls will be provided for the official competition matches only. Team are required to bring their own balls and other training tools for the purposes of the warm up and training. If you have any questions about transporting your team’s equipment to the Fijian Touch Cup please email

Prize Giving

After the final games and team cool-downs have been held players and spectators will be transferred back to the Sheraton Fiji.
At 6pm on Day Three of the Fijian Cup experience all guests will be invited to attend the prize giving ceremony and join us for an evening of entertainment, awards and prizes.

What Makes the Fijian Cup So Special?

Over the past five years the game of Touch Rugby has had a massive surge in popularity. And about time too!

Touch Rugby is one of the best sports in the world for combining serious sporting competitions with a laid back, festival vibe once the final whistle has been blown. Rugby players have earned the reputation of being some of the most fun loving, caring and outright outrageous sporting bods in the world, not to mention the most gracious of winners and courteous of losers too. Whatever the result, rugby is the real winner!

We take these strong rugby values and up the ante. We bring island vibes and a taste of paradise into the mix. This, teamed with our community development pledge, is what makes the Fijian Touch Cup so special.

What is the Community Development Pledge?
In this surge of popularity has come a great deal of profit for sports tour operators, which is great. We, however, have seen an opportunity to send these funds into more deserving places than our director’s back pocket (he works hard and defo deserves a bonus though!).

We’re also keen to make sure our guests receive the best value for money as possible. Having looked at what was on offer we saw that some competitions charge upwards of $1000 per player, for entry alone.

We can do better than that, we thought…so we did.

Our packages start at just $1499 and include entry fees, return flights, 5* accommodation and more. For a full breakdown on what’s included in the Fijian Touch Cup package click here. (LINK).

Back to the point; the funds and the good they can do. Our vision is to create a unique community where Fiji’s most promising sporting talents have access to world class education, life skills training and professional sport development within a safe and motivational environment. We have some big announcements coming up, so watch this space. You’ll be pumped to be part of it!

In the meantime, by joining us for the Fijian Touch Cup you are helping to fund Touch NZ officials and coaches to come to Fiji to train, up-skill and empower local Fijians. Our aim is to support young local players onto the talent development pathway and one day play on the world stage. Not only are you providing them with a challenging opponent during the event but you’re contributing to the kick start their sporting career needs.

In the run up to the Fijian Touch Cup, Touch NZ officials and world-class coaches will be flown to Fiji to run workshops, camps and skills clinics to ensure that the local teams are best prepared for the stiff competition you will give them.

Finally, we believe that Fiji itself is what makes the Fijian Cup so special. Not only is Fiji home to an exhilarating and adventurous style of rugby but home to an exhilarating and adventurous style of travel too.

Off the pitch you can snorkel, kayak or paddle board until your heart’s content. You can kick back and enjoy some of the best beaches in the Pacific or head out into town and absorb Fiji’s vibrant culture. Let’s not forget the chance to be properly pampered at the Sheraton Fiji’s 5* spa complex!

No boring hostel rooms or uninspiring activities here; Fiji is waiting for you, it’s gonna be the time of your life!

Why the Fijian Cup is Great for Guys

Players at The Fijian Cup Tournament
Guys we hear you! You wanna head out on an epic team tour but don’t wanna worry about the logistics, booking flights, organising opponents or finding a hotel that’ll house you and your rowdy mob. Well, you’ve come to just the right place! The Fijian Cup is great for guys for so many reasons, let’s break it down!

All Organised

Literally all you and your boys have to do is turn up at the airport, with your passport and your boots!

We have organised everything else for you; awesome opponents, 5* accommodation, transfers, activities and a big buffet breakfast too. Bring some Fijian Dollars to put behind the bar and you’re golden.

If some of your crew are ready to pay up now and others need to spread the cost that’s no problem either. All you each need is an initial $50 to secure your spot at the competition and we’ll guide you from there. To check out our Fijian Cup monthly payment plan, click here. (LINK)

Team Activities

Paintball and Laser Tag is for the junior boys and gals, you and your crew deserve a more esteemed range of tour entertainment and we have the perfect set of team bonding activities for you.

Included in your package is unlimited kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkeling. Fiji is one of the best snorkeling destinations in the world so be sure to charge up the GoPro. It’s a whole other world down there!

You can also opt to join onto adventurous half day tours of the island after the competition is done for the day, or even pamper yourselves in the Sheraton Fiji 5* spa complex…no, it’s not just for the gals!

Cloud 9 has to be the ultimate rugby tour treat. Cloud 9 is Fiji’s only multi-level floating platform and features not only an Italian wood-fired pizzeria but a cutting edge sound system, DJs and as much booze as a sensible performing athlete can endure! It’s ours for the duration of the Fijian Touch Cup, secure your spot ASAP, this fills up fast!

Value for Money

We looked at the prices teams are paying to enter touch rugby competitions throughout the Pacific and realised that we could do better.

Our package is not only super affordable but offers you and the guys great value for money. This, we hope, means that everyone can join us in sporting paradise.

Our packages start at just $1499 and include flights, accommodation, transfers and more. We have also kept the additional activity costs to a minimum too meaning you can all make the most of your time in Fiji.

Bro Time

We know that although you take your rugby very seriously that it’s actually a big part of your social life and down time too. We appreciate that you and your boys need some time to kick back, relax and shoot the shit. Where better to do that than in a 5* resort in Fiji?

The bar is open ’til late and we have booked out the whole resort. No need to worry about disturbing the honeymoon couple, you’re all in the same boat!

Just don’t be the tournament tw*t though!

There you have it, we doubt you needed any more convincing on whether or not the Fijian Touch Cup is great for guys but there are four top reasons why you should secure your spot right here right now…do it…click here!