5 Mar 2019

Pacific rugby concerned about world rugby plans

From , 4:04 pm on 5 March 2019

World Rugby is denying that Pacific nations are going to be excluded from the the World League competition.

Pacific Island rugby players have been considering a motion to boycott this year's World Cup in Japan in protest at the apparent exclusion of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga from a proposed revamp of the international calendar.

But World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper yesterday said there was no Pacific shut out.

In the wake of his social media statement, the Pacific Rugby Players chief executive, Aayden Clarke spoke to Guyon Espiner.

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper.

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper. Photo: Photosport