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Documentary paints bleak picture of Pacific Islands rugby

Documentary maker says World Rugby has denied Pacific Islands a say in the sport’s governance.



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The treatment of Pacific Island rugby players in the professional era is compared to colonialism in a new documentary film produced and narrated by former Samoa international Dan Leo.
Oceans Apart: Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Island Rugby accuses World Rugby and the sports elite nations of exploiting the player resources of the Pacific Islands while retaining almost all of the wealth those players create.
The island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga have a combined population of only 1.5 million…

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