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It’s All About The Money

What we are about to divulge will show you the crossroads rugby has come to. Growing up, all we could visualise was the pride of pulling on the national jersey and representing our country at the highest level possible. For others, this dream was undoubtedly the same. Unfortunately for some, they are now being forced to choose between playing for their country and providing a living for their families.

While browsing the rugby internet today, we stumbled across an odd piece of news, one which troubled and shocked us. In an interview with Planet Rugby​ Dan Leo spoke out about how Pacific Islanders could lose a significant portion of their salary by electing to continue playing Test rugby. Continue reading