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November 2020

New-found motivation in Bermuda with Tomasi Alosio

By | 2020-11-18T20:47:21+13:00 November 18th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran   COVID-19 has thrown a huge spanner in the works for most sporting codes and following the cancellation of the remaining World Sevens Series tournaments in 2020, many players’ contracts have been cancelled, or their pay cut. It has been a major wake-up call for Manu Samoa sevens player Tomasi Alosio, who has been forced to [...]

September 2020

French Connection with Marion Salvaudon

By | 2020-09-25T11:56:21+13:00 September 24th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran Why does a French lawyer, with no connection to the Pacific Islands, feel so passionate about supporting Pacific rugby players based in France? Pacific Rugby Players’ (PRP) Marion Salvaudon has come to anticipate this question she is often asked. Her reply is, “Why not?” Her work with PRP combines her desire to use her legal background [...]

Fiji Rugby on the rise

By | 2020-09-18T19:22:11+13:00 September 18th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran There is an air of anticipation and excitement at Rugby House in Suva as Fiji Rugby awaits to hear of their inclusion in this year’s Autumn Nations Cup 2020  Tournament and the result of its bid for a Fiji team in the Super Rugby competition. Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John Masi O’Connor is keeping [...]

Facing the Unknown Head-on with Faifili Levave

By | 2020-09-14T19:08:49+13:00 September 14th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran This year has been a journey into the unknown for Samoa representative and professional rugby player Faifili Levave, who has hung up his boots to pursue a career as a mortgage broker.  The Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) Board member has shared his story to help others who are transitioning to life after rugby, with the first-hand [...]

No shortcut to fulfilling true potential

By | 2020-09-04T12:50:47+13:00 September 3rd, 2020|

  By Michelle Curran With a background in psychology and a heartfelt passion to see young people thrive, Gaylene Osborne brings invaluable skills and perspective to her work with Pacific Rugby Players (PRP). The Fiji-based PRP player development manager uses her skillset to equip support, guide, assist, and empower rugby players in their personal and professional development, to ensure [...]

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