Pacific Island Rugby records increase in players this season

The Pacific Islanders Rugby Club recorded its most diverse season ever after their game last weekend.

Former Samoa Captain and CEO of Pacific Rugby Players Welfare, Daniel Leo said the club has been getting interests from players from Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Wallis & Futuna and the Cook Islands and New Zealand.

“The club took with them the ‘island spirit’ to the host clubs, both on and off the rugby field and making many friends along the way,” he said.

Leo also said the event was the Surrey Rugby- Foundation President’s Final between the Pacific Islanders Rugby Club and Kew Occasionals RFC.

“One of several ‘finals’ games hosted at Reeds Weybridge RFC on the outskirts of South West London and bringing to a close the 15-a-side rugby season for these various clubs.”

The Pacific Islanders Rugby Club was founded in 1998 by Pacific island expats in England and at the beginning of the season in September 2018, celebrated its 20th anniversary since its first match held in 1998.

 This is by going on to play 7 matches against various clubs in London and surrounding areas including Oxford and Cambridge universities where they were shown the kava bowls (tanoa) from the 1970 and 1998 touring Fiji Rugby teams gifted to the universities. 



Josephine Navula