The Rugby World Cup finally got under way in Japan last night. Three Pacific teams plus the All Blacks are vying for rugby supremacy. Joining Marama T-Pole to give his insights on how our teams might go is former Manu Samoa Captain Mulitalo Filipo Levi.
As Manu Samoa approaches their first rugby world cup game against Russia, we hit the streets of Apia to see how locals rate their team's chances at this year's tournament.
There are 21,000 physically disabled Māori and Pacific in Auckland alone, but as Moana Makapelu Lee found out not many team sports that can cater to them. But one Auckland based team, that is the Physical Disability Rugby League NZ team, are making some pretty big waves in league and they’re preparing for their biggest match yet, a curtain raiser clash before the Mate Ma’a Tonga vs Great Britain Lions game.
Source: Tudor The late Papali’itele Peter Fatialofa will be posthumously inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2019, World Rugby announced today. Fatialofa is one of six legends of the game to be inducted, alongside former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw and former All Blacks coach Graham Henry, as well as Shiggy Konno […]
Joint Press Release Players from the Pacific Legends and NZ Barbarians will go head-to-head on Saturday in the curtain raiser for the Tonga vs All Blacks game in Hamilton, but before that both teams will put their rivalry to one side in an effort to promote better health and wellbeing for Pacific peoples in South […]
In the wake of a narrow defeat to the Flying Fijians this past Saturday, Ikale Tahi coach Toutai Kefu released his World Cup squad on Monday in Hamilton, with 3 key names to bolster the squad he believes can make the Quarter-Final stages, for the first time in the nation’s history. Cancer survivor and Ikale […]
Photo: Alice Lolohea By Nayte Matai’a The Pasifika Challenge II – Road to Japan, presented key game plan issues for Pacific teams ahead of the Rugby World Cup, and offers plenty of intrigue as Manu Samoa and Ikale Tahi play the Wallabies and All Blacks respectively in their final matches of their pre-cup campaign. The […]
Chairman of the Samoan Rugby Union, Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, was on hand in Auckland to reveal Manu Samoa’s World Cup Squad after their victory over the New Zealand Heartland XV at Eden Park. During a rather subdued press conference, Tuilaepa managed a few quips towards his fellow staff as the Manu look to deliver […]
10 players of Pacific descent will be donning the All Blacks jersey for the Rugby World Cup in Japan next month.
Fijian speedster Sevu Reece carried his winning form onto the international rugby stage with a brilliant performance against the Wallabies at Eden Park last night. It was one of many highlights to come out of the All Blacks’ 36-0 drubbing of Australia to win the Bledisloe Cup for the 17th consecutive year – a stark […]
The 2019 Pacific Games came to a close last week as Samoa said tofa soifua to almost 5000 athletes who were part of the biggest games ever. It was a games of first-time medal winners, massive upsets, tie-breaking, buzzer-beating shot matches and outstanding record-breaking performances.
Rugby's Pacific Nations Cup kicks off tonight! Samoa play Tonga at Apia Park, Fiji's in Japan for their clash while the USA hosts Canada. It's a key tournament for our Pacific squads as they count down to the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year. We chat with Sky rugby commentator and former Tongan international Willie Lose on what to expect.