March 2020

How To Cope During Isolation

By | 2020-04-06T16:16:24+13:00 March 25th, 2020|

We are sailing in uncharted waters folks! For professional rugby players to be cooped up indoors and not playing games, can be especially hard on the body and mind to adapt to a change in routine, and being isolated from teammates. However, this is also an opportunity to flip what could be a challenging time, into a positive upbeat [...]

October 2019

Players’ Association Puts Stake in the Ground for Player Agents Operating in the Pacific

By | 2019-11-22T18:03:59+13:00 October 16th, 2019|

Setting a new standard for the professional conduct of agents working with rugby players from Tonga, Fiji and Samoa, Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) new agent charter and accreditation model aims to provide peace of mind for players and families. Striving to provide security already afforded to players in other global regions, agents who successfully complete the accreditation process will [...]

New Director Brings Gender Diversity to the PRP Governance Table

By | 2019-11-22T17:47:24+13:00 October 15th, 2019|

Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) is proud to announce the appointment of its first female director, Annette Fale (MNZM). Fale’s 25 years’ experience in leadership roles in the not for profit and charitable sectors, as well as her involvement and commitment to the Pasifika community, see her equipped with the required skills needed to assist the organisation with advancing professional [...]

March 2019

Women’s Rugby Is So Much More than the Stigma Associated With It – Lailanie Burns

By | 2019-11-22T18:02:48+13:00 March 5th, 2019|

As women rugby players there are four main challenges that we face - challenges that I believe are more directed towards our sport than other more gender-stereotyped sports geared towards women such as netball or hockey. 1. Disapproval Firstly there’s the disapproval. From the wider society - and then there’s the disapproval that comes from within our player's own [...]

December 2018

“We Should Have Freedom to Acknowledge what Motivates Us” – Tomasi Alosio

By | 2019-11-22T18:18:11+13:00 December 5th, 2018|

Personally, I don’t actually write messages on my own strapping tape on wrists or other areas when I play, but my teammates do. So I feel like I’m qualified to give an unbiased opinion on the ever repeating subject of banning rugby players from writing any messages on their strapping tape during games. I hear this has resurfaced again, [...]

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