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May 2021

Chief Executive Leaves PRP on High Note

By | 2021-05-13T14:06:39+13:00 May 12th, 2021|

After five years of navigating the somewhat turbulent waters of Pacific rugby, Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) chief executive Aayden Clarke has stepped down from his role following the announcement two Pasifika teams will join the 2022 Super Rugby competition, something he and the PRP team worked tirelessly to achieve. Aayden’s resignation comes at a poignant time for PRP, an [...]

April 2021

Fijiana using World Cup delay to their advantage

By | 2021-04-23T18:20:22+13:00 April 23rd, 2021|

Although understandably disappointing at first, the Fijiana Rugby team are turning the postponed Women’s Rugby World Cup into a positive. Scheduled to be hosted by New Zealand in September and October of this year, the tournament has been delayed until 2022 because of uncertainty over COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. Sports minister Grant Roberts says the New Zealand Government [...]

March 2021

PRP Board Recruit Offers Unique Perspective with Leulua’iali’i Albert Mariner

By | 2021-03-26T10:35:23+13:00 March 26th, 2021|

  New Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) board recruit Leulua’iali’i Albert Mariner offers a diverse perspective to the organisation, as well as a myriad of skills he is looking forward to using in as PRP strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for the multitude of rugby players it represents. It is a far cry from his previous diplomatic roles [...]

February 2021

New Wave for Tonga Rugby 

By | 2021-02-28T11:45:20+13:00 February 28th, 2021|

A new era for rugby in the Kingdom of Tonga is unfolding with Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pacific Rugby Players (PRP).  The MoU outlines how the players’ association can assist TRU and its players based offshore, with all sorts of concerns that may arise including welfare, legal or wellbeing issues; and, how [...]

December 2020

Fiji Rugby with Jess Naevo

By | 2020-12-15T17:53:23+13:00 December 10th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran As a youngster growing up in Fiji, the national sevens side and the team’s star player Waisale Serevi provided endless entertainment for proud ITaukei local Jessica Naevo and her family.   Little did she know, Fiji rugby would become such an integral part of her life. After marrying former Fiji and Super Rugby lock Api Naevo, [...]

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