Pacific rugby will rise if they involved in super rugby: Williams
May 15, 2018 12:20 am
Former All Black wing and former Manu Samoa coach, Sir Bryan Williams, says not being involved in Super Rugby has left the Pacific Island unions “running on the smell of oily fumes”.
In a report in Radio New Zealand, Sir Bryan believes if the team goes ahead, Pacific rugby will rise.
Sir Bryan claims Pacific Super team would directly result in stronger national teams for Samoa, Fiji and Tonga.
In an earlier reports it was mentioned, New Zealand Rugby and its Government have worked on the proposal, meaning a united Pacific Force is now close to reality.
The feasibility study was carried out and cost the New Zealand taxpayers $80,000.
Under the plan, the team would be based in Suva, as Fiji is the biggest country.
It would also play some home games in Samoa, Tonga, Auckland and Sydney.
The plan has gone to Fiji, Samoa and Tonga for consideration, and it will be discussed at a SANZAR board meeting in London in the coming days.