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January 2022

Concussion issues as an elite athlete is a topic we hardly heard about (back in the day). 

By | 2022-03-28T11:22:38+13:00 January 26th, 2022|

Concussion issues as an elite athlete is a topic we hardly heard about (back in the day).  Former Flying Fijian, Chiefs and Waikato player Greg Smith shares his journey and talks about the concussion issues he dealt with.    Concussion issues as an elite athlete is a topic we hardly hear about. You’ve dedicated years of hard work as [...]

November 2021

Pacific Rugby Players speaks to Latiume Fosita, who turned down contracts to upskill in another area.

By | 2022-03-28T11:22:46+13:00 November 21st, 2021|

You’ve worked hard, opportunities await you with a semi-professional career, where do you go from here? It’s not uncommon for sportspeople to question if they’re on the right path; or how long their sporting journey will be. We take a look at the choices some of our players have made, and where are they now? Pacific Rugby Players speaks [...]

May 2021

Chief Executive Leaves PRP on High Note

By | 2021-05-13T14:06:39+13:00 May 12th, 2021|

After five years of navigating the somewhat turbulent waters of Pacific rugby, Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) chief executive Aayden Clarke has stepped down from his role following the announcement two Pasifika teams will join the 2022 Super Rugby competition, something he and the PRP team worked tirelessly to achieve. Aayden’s resignation comes at a poignant time for PRP, an [...]

April 2021

Fijiana using World Cup delay to their advantage

By | 2021-04-23T18:20:22+13:00 April 23rd, 2021|

Although understandably disappointing at first, the Fijiana Rugby team are turning the postponed Women’s Rugby World Cup into a positive. Scheduled to be hosted by New Zealand in September and October of this year, the tournament has been delayed until 2022 because of uncertainty over COVID-19 travel restrictions and quarantine requirements. Sports minister Grant Roberts says the New Zealand Government [...]

March 2021

PRP Board Recruit Offers Unique Perspective with Leulua’iali’i Albert Mariner

By | 2021-03-26T10:35:23+13:00 March 26th, 2021|

  New Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) board recruit Leulua’iali’i Albert Mariner offers a diverse perspective to the organisation, as well as a myriad of skills he is looking forward to using in as PRP strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for the multitude of rugby players it represents. It is a far cry from his previous diplomatic roles [...]

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