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It is an annual rugby union development competition held in Oceania since 2006.
Until 2014 it was called Pacific Rugby Cup.

Originally, it features two teams from each of the three Pacific major nations – Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. From 2011, the three Pacific countries have been rapresented by a single team: Fiji Warriors, Samoa A and Tonga A.

A fourth team was added in 2013, Junior Japan. The tournament consisted in games against Super Rugby academy teams. The winner was the team with the most competition points.

In 2014 there's a new change of format with 9 following teams: In 2015 the Super Rugby Academy teams were replaced by Canada Selects.

Since 2016, after the birth of the new Americas Rugby Championship and the partecipation on Argentina in Super Rugby, only Fiji, Japan, Samoa and Tonga remained in the tournament.






Sources

www.oceaniarugby.com - FORU official site.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Rugby_Cup - Wikipedia pages about Pacific Rugby Cup.
Every site was scanned using also web.archive.org