Ronaldo thanks fans

Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez had announced in October last year they were expecting twins, but said on Monday that one of the two babies had died.

Ronaldo was given a standing ovation by fans in the seventh minute of the meeting at Anfield, with Liverpool fans singing, "You'll Never Walk Alone" while their United counterparts applauded.

Both sets of players walked onto the pitch wearing black armbands and Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp later described the show of support from fans as the "moment of the game."

Tonga and World Rugby to support ‘Atelea ‘Okati’s family

Atelea ‘Ōkati, 29, died in the Veitongo crash along with another passenger on December 28.

TRU Chair Fe’ao Vunipola has confirmed the plan to Kaniva News and says the details of what they would offer to help ‘Okati’s four children and wife will be released once they are confirmed.

Okati most recently captained Tonga at the Oceania Sevens tournament in Fiji in November last year.

World Rugby chief executive Brett Gosper took to Twitter to express his reaction to the news of Okati’s death.

PRPW looks to ease pressures on Pacific players

Isireli Temo was a prop for 3rd division club Tarbes who had just returned to the country last month after a holiday back in Fiji to visit his family.

Reports say upon his return, Temo had a few injury issues and became increasingly despondent.

Daniel Leo from Pacific Rugby Players Welfare said there has been a lack of support for Pacific players plying their trade overseas.

The PRPW is conducting cultural diversity programmes with UK clubs to aid the integration of Pacific men into the community.

Supporting the Pacific through sport

Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Steve Ciobo announced support for the programme.

The Australian Government is providing $780,000 to Cricket Australia over the next two years, in partnership with the International Cricket Council, to support community programs that address health, gender equality and disability challenges in Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa and Fiji.