A brawn drain of Pacific rugby players to richer countries | Pacific Beat

A brawn drain of Pacific rugby players to richer countries

A brawn drain of Pacific rugby players to richer countries

Updated 8 November 2012, 18:58 AEST

When it comes to rugby, countries like Fiji and Samoa and Tonga have produced some of the biggest and the best and they're showcasing their talent over the next few weeks in Europe for a series of Test matches.

But despite their talent pool, Pacific nations continue to lose players to richer countries and clubs who can pay them more.

The International Rugby Players' Association is warning that the 2015 Rugby World Cup will be devalued if foreign clubs try to stop their players from small nations from taking part

Cathy Harper reports.

Presenter: Cathy Harper

Speaker:Greg Harris, the chief executive of the Australian Rugby Union Players Association, Rob Nichol is the Executive Director of International Rugby Players Association

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