PRPW has welcomed news that World Rugby has withdrawn plans to launch a 12-team Nations Championships saying those countries playing professional rugby in the second tier of the game were facing ‘a sinkhole … a lifetime of playing Test rugby in isolation, impoverishment and falling standards’.
Pacific Rugby Players Welfare fears a generation of Pacific Islands players could progress through their full Test careers without ever playing a tier one nation outside of a World Cup, under World Rugby's Nations Championship proposals.
World Rugby Has Failed Us. Now Is The Time For Our Voice To Be Heard.
PRPW CEO Dan Leo slams SANZAAR’s decision to deny the inclusion of a combined Pacific Super Rugby side, suggesting a World Rugby intervention could be required.
PRPW CEO Dan Leo responds to reports of Samoa Rugby Union accepting a seat on World Rugby’s Council.
Pacific Rugby Players Welfare has been strengthened today with the inclusion of Inoke Afeaki to the PRPW Board.
Manu Samoa players have today thanked everyone who supported the #HelpSamoa campaign of November 2017.
The Pacific Rugby Players Welfare board has been bolstered with inclusion of Wallis & Futuna national and former Racing Metro player Mikaele Tuugahala.
SKINS International has underlined its commitment to support Pacific rugby by partnering with Pacific Rugby Players Welfare
In a recent report, the BBC's Patrick Gearey highlights the challenges being faced by players who come to Europe from the Pacific Islands.
PRPW's French team gets more star quality as All Blacks Joe Rokocoko and Victor Vito join the Players Board and Simon Raiwalui accepts a role on the Community Team!
When Fijian prop Isireli Temo killed himself last year, the old pros behind the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare group resolved to support even more youngsters.
Manu Tuilagi has called for greater support for Pacific Islands stars in Europe, to end the kind of honest mistakes that almost saw him deported from the UK in 2010
It has been a busy few days in the world of Rugby Union.
There are hopes that a new association will help ease the struggles hundreds of Pacific men face while playing professional rugby overseas.
More than 700 rugby union players have been exported from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga but for many it has become a fast track to misery
Rugby players from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga often fall prey to a distressing combination of cultural pressure and ruthless exploitation.
Olympic gold-winning coach Ben Ryan has joined the new-look board of Pacific Rugby Players Welfare
The Pacific Islands' brightest talents could be enticed abroad in their early teens due to the new five-year residency qualification period.
Dan Leo urges World Rugby to dig deep to stem the flow of talent away from the Pacific Islands.