14 Jul 2021

Moana Pasifika one step closer to Super Rugby dream

From Pacific Waves

Moana Pasifika has been granted an unconditional licence to join an expanded Super Rugby competition next year.

It is the next step in a groundbreaking journey for Pacific rugby which began in April when New Zealand Rugby awarded the franchise a conditional licence to join a revamped competition, alongside five teams from New Zealand, five from Australia and the Fijian Drua.

Confirmation was expected last month but complications over finance, the competition format and getting buy-in from Rugby Australia led to extended delays.

RNZ Pacific sports reporter Vinnie Wylie joins me in studio kia ora Vinnie, some big news here, what does it all mean?

Moana Pasifika celebrate the try of Alamanda Motuga, Māori All Blacks v Moana Pasifika, rugby union, FMG Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand.  Saturday, 5 December 2020. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Photo: © Copyright Andrew Cornaga 2020 / www.photosport.nz / Photosport Ltd

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