The Pasifika Youth Cup league tournament kicked off yesterday in Auckland.

The cup has reached its second year and it’s here where the best Pacific and Māori league talent come together again in Auckland and its last year's winners who are playing host.

Jordan Riiki led the team to victory last year; he's an example of what the tournament wants to produce.

It's a new year, new team and new faces but the goal remains the same, to maintain the bragging rights.

Today is when the league begins, the Māori sides set to take on the Samoan sides.