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18dReuters

WR to help Pacific Island teams join SR in 2022

World Rugby (WR) is set to spend 1.2 million pounds ($1.65 million) annually over three years on two Pacific Island teams to help them join Super Rugby in 2022, the sport's governing body said on Wednesday.

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188dReuters

Super Rugby AU better option for Pasifika team: PRP union

New Zealand Rugby's decision to delay a Pacific islands entry into Super Rugby Aotearoa next year was just the latest in a history of the Pasifika nations being "shafted", the head of the Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) union has said.

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227dReuters

Pasifika team ideal for local development - Samoa coach

New Samoa coach Seilala Mapusua is crossing his fingers that talk of a Pasifika team in Super Rugby comes to fruition as he says it would enhance local player development and improve the national team's performances.

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257dReuters

World Rugby would back Pacific Super team

The Pacific Island Rugby Players Union has welcomed comments from World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont that it could offer funding to help a Pasifika team take part in a revamped Super Rugby competition from next year.

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565dReuters

Samoa duo cited for dangerous tackles on Russia captain

Samoa's Rey Lee-lo and Motu Matu'u have been cited for dangerous high tackles on Vasily Artemyev in Tuesday's 34-9 Rugby World Cup victory over Russia in Kumagaya, tournament organisers announced on Wednesday.

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579dCraig Dowd

Pacific lip service won't stop until rugby respects the Islands

As the eyes of the world prepare to turn their gaze on the Rugby World Cup, the game got an early reminder of the Pacific Island discussion that pops up all too regularly. It continues to be nothing but rhetoric, Craig Dowd writes.

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622dSam Bruce

World Rugby defend mud-bath pitch for Samoa-Tonga fixture

World Rugby has defended its decision to allow Saturday's Pacific Nations Cup match between Samoa and Tonga to go ahead in Apia, after several players took umbrage with the playing surface post-match.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • SAMOA15th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
    SA1st
    8
    27
  • SAMOA15th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference
    SA1st
    -70
    149