Pacifique Treize, the Noumea based rugby league team bidding to join the Intrust Super Cup in Queensland, Australia in 2023, in conjunction with the Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) will hold a physical testing day in Port Vila on Saturday 11 th July at Korman Stadium.
The day will feature testing in speed, strength and endurance and players will be nominated by their respective VRL clubs. A primary focus is on the younger players, with a view towards these players possibly earning playing opportunities with Pacifique Treize should the bid be successful in entering the Intrust Super Cup.
Pacifique Treize Vanuatu Director Sandy Marango commented “We are very happy to be able to conduct our first physical testing day in Port Vila in conjunction with the Vanuatu Rugby League. Due to the ongoing travel restrictions for some of our staff that are based in Australia and New Caledonia, caused some delays but having the support of the VRL and the respective clubs has enabled this testing to be performed and we are very thankful for that”.
“The testing is an important part of our initial talent identification in Vanuatu and we are confident that a lot of very good talent will be on display at Korman Stadium this Saturday. The physical testing is just one part of a longer process to identify and then develop the players that we hope will one day wear the colours of Pacifique Treize”
Testing commences Korman Stadium at 1pm on Saturday July 11th and identified players will be notified by their respective VRL club sides.