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June 2018

Former All Black Joins Team Supporting Pacific Island Players in France

By | 2019-11-22T18:13:50+13:00 June 14th, 2018|

Former All Black Joe Rokocoko has joined the Pacific Rugby Players association (PRP) in a pivotal role supporting Pacific Island rugby players based in France. Rokocoko has joined PRP as a Player Relationship Manager - a role that manages the welfare of Pacific Islanders playing rugby in clubs and competitions throughout Europe. As well as assisting players adjust to [...]

November 2017

Seilala Mapusua Speaks on Donations by England players to Samoan Players

By | 2019-11-22T18:14:11+13:00 November 24th, 2017|

This article first appeared via the Telegraph. Click here to read the article in it's full entirety   Former Samoa and London Irish centre Seilala Mapusua believes that any donations by England rugby players from their £22,000 match fee to their Samoan counterparts on £650 a match would only provide "a band-aid solution" while deeper issues remain to be addressed. There has been [...]

February 2017

Fiji Warriors Focus on Understanding Money

By | 2019-11-22T18:14:35+13:00 February 20th, 2017|

Under the guidance of Personal Development Manager, Gaylene Finekaso, the Fiji Warriors squad preparing for the 2017 Pacific Rugby Cup have been learning about managing their money.  On Tuesday 14th Feb they went through a financial literacy session with Mary Berwick Microfinance officer of the Westpac bank. Players [...]

Fiji Elite Player Pathway Academy Camp

By | 2019-11-22T18:14:44+13:00 February 20th, 2017|

The EPP player group met in Suva for a 2-day camp. Personal Development sessions were held for the two cohorts by Personal Development Manager, Gaylene Finekaso. The Year 1 cohort session focused on career planning with regards to their off-field development needs. Players clearly identified where they wanted to be in the short-term (2-5 [...]

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