Auckland based ‘Moana Pasifika’ Super Rugby team bid unveiled – but are Fiji on board?

Auckland based ‘Moana Pasifika’ Super Rugby team bid
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Auckland based ‘Moana Pasifika’ Super Rugby team bid
A new south Auckland based group – Moana Pasifika – have launched a bid to become Super Rugby’s much-vaunted new Pacific rugby team, but they may have started on the wrong foot with at least one of the three Pacific unions.

The Fiji Times » Auckland-based Pasifika bid for Super
A group backed by All Black legend Bryan Williams will table a bid to become the sixth Super Rugby franchise for 2021, selling itself as a Pacific bid for Pacific people. Moana Pasifika has been working on its pitch since June, and has a heavyweight group of backers, including the former Attorney-Generals of Samoa and Tonga.

The Fiji Times » Auckland-based Pasifika bid for Super
Auckland-based Pasifika bid for Super Rugby unveiled. … The logo of Moana Pasifika, the proposed sixth Super Rugby franchise. … to Super franchises to give it a competitive team in 2021, and …

Pasifika Super Rugby team a must, but who’ll foot the bill …
Fresh air has been breathed into the dream of a Pasifika Super Rugby team. The New Zealand government has commissioned and shared with New Zealand Rugby a feasibility study into the establishment of a Super Rugby team based in the Islands from 2020, with games to be held in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Auckland and Sydney.

World Rugby claims its multi-million investment has …
11:38am, 28 August 2019. World Rugby believes that Saturday’s Pasifika Challenge in Auckland featuring Fiji, Samoa and Tonga is a fitting culmination for a £20million investment plan aimed at ensuring these three Pacific Island nations arrive at the World Cup in the best possible shape.

2019 Rugby Championship | Pasifika TV
The 2019 Rugby Championship – Featuring the Wallabies, All Blacks, Springboks and Argentina, The four nations will this year compete in a three-round tournament – shorter than the normal six rounds due to the Rugby World Cup. Each team has just the single fixture against the remaining sides, rather than the full home-and-away schedule usually seen in the Rugby Championship.

Pacific Super Rugby team could be based in … – Pasifika TV
Samoa’s Prime Minister says a proposed Pacific Super Rugby team might have to base itself in Hawaii to cope with formidable financial demands. The feasibility of basing a team in the Pacific Islands was explored in a Ministry of Foreign Affairs study released earlier this year but the money required makes that unlikely. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who is also chair of his country’s rugby

About – The Blues
When rugby became professional in 1996, New Zealand’s five Super Rugby teams were owned by the NZRU and managed by boards representing the provincial rugby unions in each team’s region. 2013 brought about the beginning of a new era for the Blues with NZR offering a licence to operate the club until 2020.

Auckland Rugby Union – Board & Staff
Official site of Auckland Rugby Union. Delivering amateur and professional rugby in Auckland City.