The Pacific Islanders rugby union team (usually known as just Pacific Islanders) are an international rugby union team that represents the Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. While Niue and the Cook Islands are not members of the Pacific Tri-Nations competition, they did supply members to the Pacific Islanders' tour in 2004 (but not in 2006). The team does not play at Rugby World Cups, but tour every two years.
Rugby union is the most popular sport in Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa, but with the advent of professionalism they have been unable to compete with richer nations. They play fewer Tests and lose by greater margins as more of their top players play in New Zealand, Australia, Japan or Europe and don't return to play for their countries, or transfer their allegiance to other international sides, most frequently New Zealand.