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World Cup Qualifiers at St Marys tonight

The second round of the Pacific World Cup qualifiers will be held at the Western Weekender Stadium in St Marys tonight with the first match kicking off at 5:45pm.
World Cup Qualifiers at St Marys tonight
by NRL

The second round of the Pacific World Cup qualifiers will be held at the Western Weekender Stadium in St Marys tonight with the first match kicking off at 5:45pm.

Tonga take on Fiji in the opening match in what should be an absolute cracking game. Tonga were comfortable 56-14 winners against Cook Islands last Friday night whilst Fiji were desperately unlucky going down to Samoa. Tonga can seal a World Cup position with a victory and Fiji needs to win to stay alive.

One interesting dual in that match will be Tonga right centre Andrew Emelio taking on Fiji left centre Daryl Millard. Both players providing Willie Tonga is fit will be vying for the second centre position in the Bulldogs side next year.

The second match will see Samoa do battle against Cook Islands in an important match for both nations. Samoa were victors against Fiji in a thriller until the very last second whereas the Cook Islands were disappointing in their loss to Tonga.

Tonga and Samoa have the opportunity if they win tonight to finish in the top two of the Pacific Division and win automatic qualification through to the World Cup whereas the 3rd placed side has an outside chance going through several qualifiers to make it.

If you are in the St Marys area tonight, head out to the Western Weekender Stadium, which is located on the corner of Forrester and Boronia Roads in North St Marys. The ground is easily accessible from St Marys Railway Stadium with a 1.6km walk north from the ground. The facilities at the venue are good with St Marys Leagues Club situated right next to the ground and McDonalds and Mobil located across the road.

The 2008 World Cup will be hosted in Australia as part of the centenary celebrations of the game Down Under.

ROUND 2 WORLD CUP QUALIFERS
Fiji v Tonga kickoff at 5.45pm
Samoa v Cook Islands kickoff at 7.30pm

LINKS
RLIF Website - www.rlif.org
How the World Cup Qualifiers work
Tonga and Samoa win opening Pacific Division World Cup Qualifiers
International Rugby League Fixtures Oct/Nov 2006
International Forum
Tri Nations Forum




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