Exploitation of Pacific Islands rugby has gone on long enough | Robert Kitson
Powerful documentary shows how protectionism and naked self-interest in high places continues to have a damaging effect on rugby in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga
Of the many powerful images in Oceans Apart: Greed, Betrayal and Pacific Island Rugby, the must-see documentary made by the former Samoa forward Dan Leo and released this week on Amazon Prime, there are three that should be compulsory viewing for rugby’s administrators.
The first involves Rupeni Caucaunibuca, the best player in the world in his prime but now back in his remote home village in Fiji struggling to make ends meet and struggling to fight back tears.
Source: Rugby – The Guardian