The Vanuatu Sevens team departed to Fiji two weeks prior for some exposure and adaptability before the Oceania Sevens Tournament at Suva next month.
Vanuatu is in pool C with Australia and Cook Islands.
The 2018 Oceania Rugby Sevens Championships will be the eleventh edition of the Men’s event, sixth edition of the Women’s event and the fourth time the two events have been combined.
The regional championship was introduced as a result of the successful and highly popular World Rugby HSBC World Series and the Rugby World Cup (RWC) Sevens.
The Oceania region boasts to contain the cream of the crop in regard to top performers in Rugby Sevens, including the current Olympic Gold Medallists Fiji (Men’s) and Australia (Women’s), current Commonwealth Games and RWC Sevens New Zealand (Men’s and Women’s) and reigning World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series Champions Australia (Women’s) as such the annual Oceania Rugby Sevens Championship is a hotly contested competition.
The 2018 event is supported by the Fiji Government.