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Super Rugby AU better option for Pasifika team: PRP union

New Zealand Rugby's decision to delay a Pacific islands entry into Super Rugby Aotearoa next year was just the latest in a history of the Pasifika nations being "shafted", the head of the Pacific Rugby Players (PRP) union has said.

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World Rugby would back Pacific Super team

The Pacific Island Rugby Players Union has welcomed comments from World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont that it could offer funding to help a Pasifika team take part in a revamped Super Rugby competition from next year.

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107dReuters and ESPN Staff

Kanaloa Hawai'i plan to build team around Pasifika roots

Kanaloa Hawai'i have no intention of filling their ranks with veterans as they prepare for life in Major League Rugby next season and will instead look to develop the cream of talent from the Pacific Islands, the team's general manager told Reuters.

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Fiji chairman resigns from World Rugby Council

Fiji Rugby Union Chairman Francis Kean has stepped down from the World Rugby Council and withdrawn his nomination for the body's Executive Committee after allegations of discrimination.


Kean steps down from World Rugby Council

Fiji Rugby Union Chairman Francis Kean has stepped down from the World Rugby Council following allegations of discrimination published in The Sunday Times.

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Fiji players arrested for breaking lockdown rules

The Fiji Rugby Union has criticized two of its top professional players who have been arrested for failing to self-isolate after returning to Fiji from overseas.

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Wales to host All Blacks and South Africa

The Welsh Rugby Union has announced that it will play host to the All Blacks and South Africa in November as part of the 2020 Autumn Internationals.

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Uruguay stun Fiji in Kamaishi shock

Uruguay delivered the first upset of the Rugby World Cup with a stunning 30-27 victory over an error-prone Fiji in a Pool D match at the Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium on Wednesday.

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Fiji coach John McKee fires back at Michael Cheika

Fiji coach John McKee has returned serve at Wallabies counterpart Michael Cheika, staunchly defending his team's referral of Reece Hodge for a Rugby World Cup citing.

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405dSam Bruce

Wallabies maul their way out of Sapporo stunner

Four years on from the corresponding matchday that delivered The Miracle of Brighton, the 2019 Rugby World Cup very nearly provided The Stunner in Sapporo after the Flying Fijians gave the Wallabies an almighty scare on Saturday afternoon.

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403dSam Bruce

Wallabies sweating Hodge hit as further changes loom

Reece Hodge is facing a possible suspension after being cited for a brutal hit on Fiji's Peceli Yato, and Wallabies coach Michael Cheika may also make some unforced changes to the side that faces Wales next Sunday.

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Wallabies survive Fiji World Cup fright

The Wallabies have fought back to avoid a catastrophic result at the Rugby World Cup, needing two tries from hooker Tolu Latu to help see off Fiji 39-21 in Sapporo.

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415dCraig Dowd

Pacific lip service won't stop until rugby respects the Islands

As the eyes of the world prepare to turn their gaze on the Rugby World Cup, the game got an early reminder of the Pacific Island discussion that pops up all too regularly. It continues to be nothing but rhetoric, Craig Dowd writes.

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638dESPN Staff

Nadolo quits Fiji ahead of World Cup

Fiji star Nemani Nadolo has revealed he has hung up the Fiji jersey just eight months out from the Rugby World Cup in an emotional Instagram post.

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Seymour hat-trick lifts Scotland past Fiji

Wing Tommy Seymour scored a hat-trick of tries for a comfortable 54-17 victory over ill-disciplined Fiji at Murrayfield.

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721dSam Bruce

Power rankings: Rugby's best spines this November

Rugby is a team game, yet there are certain positions across the backs and forwards that have great influence over a team's success. We've looked at the spines for each of top 10 nations this November, rating them against their world rankings.

829dESPN Staff

Rugby World Cup Sevens in photos

San Francisco hosted the biggest rugby tournament yet staged in the United States, with AT&T Park the venue for the Rugby World Cup over the weekend. We bring you best of the action in photographs.

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1237dJake Michaels

Wallabies win but local fans vote with their feet

The walk from Flinders Street Station to AAMI Park -- the city's boutique, rectangular stadium -- isn't the most popular route for Melburnians on a wintery Saturday afternoon.

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Ben Ryan features on new Fijian coin

Ben Ryan has been commemorated for his role in guiding Fiji to its first ever Olympic gold medal in Rugby Sevens at Rio by putting the coach on the local 50 cent coin.

2019 RankingsRugby World Cup

  • FIJI5th
    Tries Scored 1st South Africa : 27 Tries Scored
  • FIJI12th
    Points Difference 1st South Africa : 149 Points Difference