Samoa’s PM to Attend WORLD RUGBY Strategic Discussions in Japan

Hon. Prime Minister of Samoa, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

The Prime Minister of Samoa, Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi will be attending the 14th World Rugby General Assembly in Tokyo, Japan.

The meeting will see World Rugby Strategic Development on top of the agenda – to protect, grow and inspire rugby around the world, according to the world rugby media.

The Prime Minister of Samoa during his weekly media programme this week highlighted the challenging issue of player availability rule for Pacific Island rugby. He expressed his opinion that rugby is more entertaining when the competition is more competitive; rather than being dominated by one side.

A recent article in New Zealand’s Sunday Star Times pointed out that Pacific Islanders “constitute nearly 20% of the world’s professional rugby players”.

There are over 3 million registered professional rugby players around the world.

The General Assembly will also have sessions on player welfare, women’s rugby and developing of the strategic plan for the next Rugby World Cup.

The gathering is expected to have a 150 members attending from World Rugby Member Unions, Associate Members and Regional Associations.

The World Rugby General Assembly will be held on the 31 October in Tokyo, japan.

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