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Warriors face Australia, Japan

Arin Kumar
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

THE Fiji Warriors has been drawn in Pool A with two Australian and a Japanese side for the Pacific Rugby Cup which begins on February 21.

Warriors are defending the title and will be up against Reds A, Force A and Junior Japan.

Newcomers Argentina Pampas is drawn in Pool B with Samoa A, Tonga A, Waratahs A and ACT A.

The International Rugby Board announced in a statement that for the first time the entire tournament will be hosted in Australia and will be run by the IRB in partnership with the Australian Rugby Union.

IRB head of competitions and performance Mark Egan said exposure to high level competition was good for the Pacific Island nations.

"With Rugby World Cup 2015 on the horizon, exposure to this High Performance level of competition is invaluable for the Pacific Island Unions, Japan and Argentina," he said.

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