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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, [...]

July 2020

Taking a Disciplined Approach to Social Media with Tony Laulu

By | 2020-08-21T18:51:48+13:00 July 26th, 2020|

Digital Discipline founder Tony Laulu says his organisation was born out of an eight-year addiction to social media and any device with access to it. Born in Samoa, and raised in Onehunga, Tony attended Mount Albert Grammar School (MAGS) and played rugby for Te Papa Premiers. He says he first started using social media about 10 years ago when [...]

March 2020

How To Cope During Isolation

By | 2020-08-21T19:12:42+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 [...]

February 2020

Behind the Scenes at the Level 1 & 2 Coaching Course, Paris

By | 2020-08-21T18:50:20+13:00 February 14th, 2020|

From pro rugby players to being the next era of Pacific Island coaches!! As part of our personal development programme in France, in partnership with World Rugby, PRP this weekend facilitated a Level 1 and 2 Rugby Coaching Course for France based players in Paris. A total of 28 foreign players including 15 Fijian, Samoan and Tongan current [...]

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