February 2020

Behind the Scenes at the Level 1 & 2 Coaching Course, Paris

By | 2020-08-21T18:50:20+13:00 February 14th, 2020|

From pro rugby players to being the next era of Pacific Island coaches!! As part of our personal development programme in France, in partnership with World Rugby, PRP this weekend facilitated a Level 1 and 2 Rugby Coaching Course for France based players in Paris. A total of 28 foreign players including 15 Fijian, Samoan and Tongan current [...]

December 2019

Josh Blackie, Seilala Mapusua and Hale T-Pole receive 2019 NZRPA Kirk Award

By | 2020-08-21T18:50:20+13:00 December 18th, 2019|

Original post from New Zealand Rugby Players Association   Josh Blackie, Seilala Mapusua and Hale T-Pole receive 2019 NZRPA Kirk Award Josh Blackie, Seilala Mapusua and Hale T-Pole are the latest recipients of the NZRPA Kirk Award in recognition of their contribution to their fellow players through the work, time, energy and skill they put into establishing Pacific Rugby [...]

October 2019

Players’ Association Puts Stake in the Ground for Player Agents Operating in the Pacific

By | 2020-08-21T18:50:20+13:00 October 16th, 2019|

Setting a new standard for the professional conduct of agents working with rugby players from Tonga, Fiji and Samoa, Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) new agent charter and accreditation model aims to provide peace of mind for players and families. Striving to provide security already afforded to players in other global regions, agents who successfully complete the accreditation process will [...]

New Director Brings Gender Diversity to the PRP Governance Table

By | 2020-08-21T18:50:20+13:00 October 15th, 2019|

Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) is proud to announce the appointment of its first female director, Annette Fale (MNZM). Fale’s 25 years’ experience in leadership roles in the not for profit and charitable sectors, as well as her involvement and commitment to the Pasifika community, see her equipped with the required skills needed to assist the organisation with advancing professional [...]

March 2019

Women’s Rugby Is So Much More than the Stigma Associated With It – Lailanie Burns

By | 2019-11-22T18:02:48+13:00 March 5th, 2019|

As women rugby players there are four main challenges that we face - challenges that I believe are more directed towards our sport than other more gender-stereotyped sports geared towards women such as netball or hockey. 1. Disapproval Firstly there’s the disapproval. From the wider society - and then there’s the disapproval that comes from within our player's own [...]

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