In 1939, the Fiji Schools Union was formed to govern school rugby. That same year, Fiji went on a tour of New Zealand. The team became famous for being the first team to leave New Zealand without losing a match, with seven wins and a draw in one of their eight matches. The Fijians dazzled the New Zealand public with their unpredictable and fluid style of rugby. After their final match against the New Zealand Māori, the paper wrote that "Fiji is destined to play a big role in world rugby".
Since 1987, they have taken part in the Rugby World Cup 8 times, 2 of which reached the quarter-finals (1987 and 2007). In 2013, the men's rugby sevens team was ranked 3rd in the world rankings. At the 2019 World Cup, the Fiji team was the only team that included 4 Olympic champions: Semi Kunatani, Leone Nakarava, Viliame Mata and Josua Tuisova. Fiji ranked 9th in the 2019 World Rugby World Rankings. The men’s rugby sevens team got the 1st place of the Summer Olympic Games twice: in Brazil, 2016 and in Tokyo, 2021.