February 2021

New Wave for Tonga Rugby 

By | 2021-02-28T11:45:20+13:00 February 28th, 2021|

A new era for rugby in the Kingdom of Tonga is unfolding with Tonga Rugby Union (TRU) signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pacific Rugby Players (PRP).  The MoU outlines how the players’ association can assist TRU and its players based offshore, with all sorts of concerns that may arise including welfare, legal or wellbeing issues; and, how [...]

December 2020

Fiji Rugby with Jess Naevo

By | 2020-12-15T17:53:23+13:00 December 10th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran As a youngster growing up in Fiji, the national sevens side and the team’s star player Waisale Serevi provided endless entertainment for proud ITaukei local Jessica Naevo and her family.   Little did she know, Fiji rugby would become such an integral part of her life. After marrying former Fiji and Super Rugby lock Api Naevo, [...]

November 2020

Paul Williams Finds Fulfilment in Life After Rugby

By | 2020-12-07T15:33:08+13:00 November 20th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran Having navigated his way successfully through the sometimes-challenging post-rugby transition, Paul Williams is a welcome addition to Pacific Rugby Players (PRP). The former Samoa, Super Rugby and French Top 14 back has accepted a role as the player relationship manager for France, something which the 37-year-old is eager to invest his energy and years of experience [...]

New-found motivation in Bermuda with Tomasi Alosio

By | 2020-11-18T20:47:21+13:00 November 18th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran   COVID-19 has thrown a huge spanner in the works for most sporting codes and following the cancellation of the remaining World Sevens Series tournaments in 2020, many players’ contracts have been cancelled, or their pay cut. It has been a major wake-up call for Manu Samoa sevens player Tomasi Alosio, who has been forced to [...]

September 2020

French Connection with Marion Salvaudon

By | 2020-09-25T11:56:21+13:00 September 24th, 2020|

By Michelle Curran Why does a French lawyer, with no connection to the Pacific Islands, feel so passionate about supporting Pacific rugby players based in France? Pacific Rugby Players’ (PRP) Marion Salvaudon has come to anticipate this question she is often asked. Her reply is, “Why not?” Her work with PRP combines her desire to use her legal background [...]

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