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July 2023

Star studded squads to face off at the Pacific Nations Cup

By |2023-07-06T14:42:16+12:00July 6th, 2023|

The Pacific Nations Cup is an international rugby union competition involving teams from the Pacific region. It is organized by the Pacific Rugby Union and includes national teams from countries such as Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, and occasionally other nations like Japan and Canada. This year Japan will step into the fold and face all three of the Pacific [...]

April 2023

Frank Lomani: New PRP Board Member

By |2023-04-03T14:20:05+12:00April 3rd, 2023|

Frank Lomani who currently plays for the Fijian Drua in the Super Rugby pacific competition has recently been appointed to the Pacific Rugby players board. Frank is a strong representative for the players and is a staunch leader for the Drua on and off the field, he cares immensely for the local youth in Fiji and is a [...]

Global rugby calendar

By |2023-04-03T14:10:26+12:00April 3rd, 2023|

An ongoing issue that has been going on for years for many pacific rugby players is the unknown game schedule for each calendar year. Pacific Rugby players CEO Hale T. Pole spoke candidly on the issue and the recent Shape of the Game conference. “The last few years for Tonga, Fiji, Samoa, the players don’t know how many [...]

The importance of personal development managers

By |2023-04-03T14:02:29+12:00April 3rd, 2023|

A conference was held recently regarding the importance of personal development managers within the Rugby space where the delegates conversed about their shared experiences in personal development relating to topics such as education, head injuries, the women’s game, retired players etc. Senior Irish PDM Dr. Deirdre Lyons, who organized the event, said: “This is a chance to get [...]

Jordan Taufua: Finding home in the Samoan Jersey

By |2023-04-03T13:48:56+12:00April 3rd, 2023|

Jordan Taufua spoke with us about his illustrious career which encapsules 101 game appearances for the Crusaders as well as appearances for Manu Samoa under 20’s, New Zealand Under 20’s, the World XV and The barbarians. However his most recent achievement might be his proudest one. Taufua was picked to represent Manu Samoa last year by coach Seilala [...]

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