Seilala Mapusua speaks on donations by England players to Samoan Players

By | 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 [...]

Pacific Rugby Players & Rugby Players Association Agree New Partnership

By | November 22nd, 2017|

Pacific Rugby Players and the UK Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) has today announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will see the two organisations working closely together to support Pacific Island players based in England. Established in 2013, Pacific Rugby Players looks after the collective welfare interests of male and female national 7s and 15s representatives of [...]

New partnership launched between Pacific Rugby Players and Waikato Institute of Technology

By | June 6th, 2017|

New partnership launched between Pacific Rugby Players and Waikato Institute of Technology to support players pursuing higher-level education. The Pacific Rugby Players Association has entered a partnership with the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) to provide the Pacific rugby players around the world with quality, customised education options. The two organisations have been working together for the last [...]

Fiji Warriors focus on understanding money

By | 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 | 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 [...]

Faka hingoa fo’ou (We have a new name)

By | February 20th, 2017|

Kuo liliu 'a e hingoa 'oe PIPA ki he Pacific Rugby Players ke ne fakafofonga'i lelei hotau kakai mo honau le'o. 'Oku fiema'u 'e he kau va'inga 'ae kautaha ni ke fakaho'ataa mai honau 'uhinga moe lea 'oku nau alaanga ki ai. 'Oku fakalele 'ae Pacific Rugby Players 'e he kau va'inga ke malu'i mo tanumaki 'a e [...]