Kuo liliu ‘a e hingoa ‘oe PIPA ki he Pacific Rugby Players ke ne fakafofonga’i lelei hotau kakai mo honau le’o. ‘Oku fiema’u ‘e he kau va’inga ‘ae kautaha ni ke fakaho’ataa mai honau ‘uhinga moe lea ‘oku nau alaanga ki ai.
‘Oku fakalele ‘ae Pacific Rugby Players ‘e he kau va’inga ke malu’i mo tanumaki ‘a e ngaahi me’a ‘oku nau loto taha ki ai. Ne nau ‘ilo’i ‘a e mahu’inga ke mahino’i ‘e he kau va’inga ‘oku ‘o nautolu ‘a e kautaha pea ko kinautolu kau va’inga oku nau tataki mo fakalele ‘a e Pacific Rugby Players.
Ne ongo’i ‘e he kau va’inga koe tuukunga ko ‘eni ‘oku katoi ia he hingoa fo’ou mo hono tala. ‘Oku katoi he tufunga’i ‘oe faka’ilonga’i ‘o e kautaha(logo) ‘a e me’atau tuku fakaholo ‘a Polinisia pe povai ‘a ia ‘oku ne fakafofonga’i ‘a e kau tau fakaeonopooni ‘oku ho’ata mai mei he kau memipa. Ko e tala ‘o hono taa ‘o e lea koe kupesi ‘oku lalanga ke ne fakafofonga’i ‘a e ‘alunga ‘o e mo’ui (‘aia koe ‘akapulu ko e konga si’i pe ia ‘e taha ‘o e ‘alunga mo’ui). Koe ngaahi laini ‘oku ne fakafofonga’i ‘a e ngaahi fonua Pasifiki, Haamoa, Tonga, Fisi mo Cook Islands. Ko e laini hono ua kotoa pe ‘oku ‘i ai fo’i fakapona ‘e 15 ‘a ia ‘oku ne fakafofonga’i ‘a e timi.
Hale T Pole (Board Member – Pacific Rugby Players)
PIPA has changed its name to Pacific Rugby Players to better reflect our people and our collective voice. The players wanted their organisation to portray who they are and use the language that they can relate to.
Pacific Rugby Players is run by the players to protect and support their collective interests, the players feel it is important that all players should understand that they own the organization and it is the players who lead the direction and operation of Pacific Rugby Players.
The Players feel that this ideal is better captured in our new name and brand. The new logo design is a take on a traditional Polynesian weapon or club symbolic of the modern warrior ethos our members have. The design motive within the lettering is a simple woven pattern representing the circle of life (rugby career is only one small part of a players’ life), the linear marks denote the Pacific nations of Samoa, Tonga Fiji and Cook Islands. On every second row are 15 notches that represent the team.