The Pacific Rugby Players AssociationWe caught up with the Pacific Rugby Players to find out about their work with Fiji, Tonga & Samoa players ahead of this weekend's matchesPosted by World Rugby on Wednesday, November 22, 2017While on the ground in the UK, Aayden Clarke and Seilala Mapusua of Pacific Rugby Players caught up with World Rugby to talk in brief about what we’re doing for Pacific Island Rugby Players.
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 a widespread appeal launched – #HELPSAMOA – to help offset financial problems within the Samoan union which declared
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 Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, as well as the many Pacific Island professional rugby players worldwide. Pacific
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 six-months to build the foundation from which to provide players with support to enrol and access learning
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 were taught how to budget and save their personal finances. Practical information was also offered to the players on the implications of the use of debit and