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September 2020

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 [...]

August 2020

Adjusting the Mindset for Life After Rugby

By | 2020-08-26T13:02:25+13:00 August 21st, 2020|

Alaifatu Junior Fatialofa joined Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) when he took up the role of personal development manager in the United Kingdom two years ago.    It has been a challenging yet rewarding journey for the former Bristol and Exeter Chiefs centre, who has big aspirations of what can be achieved working alongside the many UK-based Pacific players. The [...]

Seilala Mapusua returns home to his roots

By | 2020-08-21T18:48:35+13:00 August 19th, 2020|

Founding Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) member Mapusua Seilala Mapusua brings not only his own experience and insight as a professional player to the table, but he has just been appointed as the head coach of Manu Samoa. When Seilala, along with Hale T-Pole and Deacon Manu founded the Pacific Rugby Players’ Association – now the PRP - in 2013, [...]

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