Pacific Rugby Welfare

The film 'Oceans Apart - Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Rugby' wins top prize

The film 'Oceans Apart - Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Rugby' was produced by Tusitala Films of Britain and directed by Callum Drummond and Axel Haudiquet.

According to the jury, it was universally rated as the winning entry, which is being rewarded with a $US5,000 prize sponsored by France TV.

The documentary traces the plight of Pacific rugby players, featuring the efforts of Samoa's Dan Leo, who founded the support group Pacific Rugby Players Welfare.

World Rugby unveils new high performance strategy for the Pacific Islands

Launched in 2018, 51 players have graduated from the high performance combines in the Pacific Islands of which 13 players were prepared for international rugby with Frank Lomani (Fiji) and James Faiva (Tonga) progressing to star at World Cup 2019 in Japan.