Pacifique Treize: The French-speaking Pacific team who want to join Queensland Cup

Drew Darbyshire

A French-speaking Pacific team have launched a bid to enter the Queensland Cup by 2023.

Following on from the success of the PNG Hunters in the Queensland Cup, Pacifique Treize want to play home games in Noumea, New Caledonia and Port Vila, Vanuatu.

The team believe their bid would open opportunities to plays through the French-speaking Pacific and France itself.

Laurent Garnier, the man behind Pacifique Treize, said: “We are looking forward to the engagement process with the Intrust Super Cup officials and other relevant stakeholders to meet the guidelines required for entry – we believe in this project and we are confident of our success.

“This will be a real advancement for the competition as we seek to bring a new, interesting product for the fans and we hope to engage with the Australian South Sea islander community so that we can create a great atmosphere for the fans at the away games as well as the home ones.

“As the competition grows to 16 teams, we are confident that we can provide the added value that the league is seeking.”

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