Category: Sport

Marist St Pats serious about growing women’s rugby, NZ Rugby should follow or risk decline

Despite rugby’s global renaissance and positive outlook, some countries – Japan, Poland, Belgium, Fiji – are finding that their growth prospects now hinge entirely on growing the women’s game. For New Zealand, it’s almost entirely dependent on women’s rugby – essentially it means “without expansion of women’s rugby in these countries”, growth of the sport would be, at best, near zero.

Washington State & Am. Samoa’s Joe Salave’a named amongst 18 finalists for Polynesian Football Hall of Fame

Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced 18 finalists for 6 spots to be inducted in 2017. Washington State’s defensive line coach Joe Salave’a is one of 11 Samoans in the 18 shortlisted candidates that include one of Maori ancestry, Riki Morgan Ellison.