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Plans underway for a Pacific Super Rugby team

May 14, 2018 7:19 pm

Plans are underway to create a combined Pacific Islands rugby team, with the New Zealand Government funding an $80,000 feasibility study.

The team would be made up of players from Fiji, Samoa and Tonga, and would play in the Super Rugby competition.

According to Newshub, 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.