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June 2018

Groundbreaking support announced for UK based Pacific Island rugby players

By | 2018-06-15T00:00:14+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) has today announced Junior Fatialofa, Marion Salvaudon and former All Black Joe Rokocoko as the latest additions to its global team. The trio have been appointed as Player Relationship Managers (PRMs). Former Bristol centre Fatialofa’s role, which is full-time and based in England, will see him working closely with the nine-strong team of Personal Development [...]

FORMER ALL BLACK JOINS TEAM SUPPORTING PACIFIC ISLAND PLAYERS IN FRANCE

By | 2018-06-14T19:58:50+00:00 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 [...]

May 2018

Exciting new partnership with Canterbury NZ announced

By | 2018-05-29T00:36:31+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

We are excited to announce our partnership with Canterbury NZ which allows us to support players career opportunities across the globe. Player personal development for our players is stepping up a level. This partnership between Pacific Rugby Players and Canterbury is not about clothing and apparel, its about opening up the doors to work experience opportunites and careers in [...]

February 2018

Pacific Rugby Players announce exciting new leadership team

By | 2018-02-05T12:28:49+00:00 February 5th, 2018|

PRP Chairman Hale T Pole, CEO Aayden Clarke with Manu Samoa capatin Chris Vui and board members Seilala Mapusua and Jack Lam during November 2017 tour team visit. Pacific Rugby Players – the official representative body of Pacific Island players across the globe – has announced former Tongan International Hale T Pole as its new Chairman with Aayden [...]

January 2018

Pacific Rugby Players sign historic deal with French association

By | 2018-01-19T07:19:17+00:00 January 19th, 2018|

Pacific Rugby Players, the official players body for Fiji, Tonga and Samoa, has signed a major deal with French players association, Provale, which will assist Pacific Island players living in France. The Memorandum of Association (MoU) will see players receive support with personal development and welfare through the two associations. This includes help with the transition in and out of [...]

November 2017

Seilala Mapusua speaks on donations by England players to Samoan Players

By | 2017-11-24T13:39:07+00:00 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 [...]

Pacific Rugby Players & Rugby Players Association Agree New Partnership

By | 2017-11-24T10:34:47+00:00 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 [...]

June 2017

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

By | 2017-11-23T15:44:35+00:00 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 [...]

February 2017

Fiji Warriors focus on understanding money

By | 2017-11-23T15:49:34+00:00 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 [...]

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