Tonga captain Sonatane Takulua

Falcons contingent set for Pacific Nations Cup duty

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Newcastle Falcons will have a host of players on Pacific Nations Cup duty over the course of the next four weeks, with the tournament due to commence this Saturday.

Nemani Nagusa and Josh Matavesi both played for Fiji in last weekend's 26-17 defeat to the New Zealand Maori All Blacks in Rotorua last weekend, and Matavesi has been retained for Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup opener against Japan in Kamaishi City (6.50am UK time).

The same day sees Logovi'i Mulipola's Samoa squad hosting a Tonga group including Sonatane Takulua and Cooper Vuna (3am UK time), while Greg Peterson's USA Eagles meet neighbours Canada in Glendale Colorado (Sunday 1am UK time).

PACIFIC NATIONS CUP FIXTURES

SAT JULY 27: Samoa v Tonga (Apia, Samoa, 3am UK time)

SAT JULY 27: Fiji v Japan (Kamaishi City, Japan, 6.50am UK time)

SUN JULY 28: USA v Canada (Glendale Colorado, 1am UK time)

SAT AUG 3: USA v Samoa (Suva, Fiji, 3.30am UK time)

SAT AUG 3: Fiji v Canada (Suva, Fiji, 6.15am UK time)

SAT AUG 3: Tonga v Japan (Higashiosaka, Japan, 11.10am UK time)

FRI AUG 9: Tonga v Canada (Lautoka, Fiji, 4am UK time)

SAT AUG 10: USA v Japan (Suva, Fiji, 5.35am UK time)

SAT AUG 10: Fiji v Samoa (Suva, Fiji, 8.15am UK time)

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