AS Aorai won the right to play in the French Cup 5th round next month, the team will wait for the draw in the upcoming weeks to know their opponents. They could play against a team from the french 4th league or against the cinderella team of this year's Cup, Brissac, a team which is playing in the french 9th league! The level of Aorai is similar to the 4th or the 5th league.
Last season Aorai travelled to France and lost against Le Mee (4th league) 80-82, but in 2004 Aorai defeated Centre Federal (french federation farm team, 3rd league) 86-81 in Tahiti before losing 65-100 in the next round in Paris against Levallois (3rd league).
We don't know if the Women Pacific champions Excelsior will also play in the French Cup. A french delegation made several trips to the Pacific region to say if the team is good enough to play in this tournament. We'll keep you updated on both men and women draw.