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Rugby Union helping to unify Bougainville

Rugby Union helping to unify Bougainville

Updated 28 February 2013, 9:51 AEST

The new man at the helm of rugby union in Bougainville believes the sport has a huge potential for growth in the autonomous region, and can also play an important role in the development of young leaders.

Peter Tsiamalilli has just taken over as President of ARBRU, the Autonomous Region of Bougainville Rugby Football Union, and he says plans are already in hand to grow the game and seek out new talent.

Mr Tsiamalilli says his ultimate aim is to see a Rugby Sevens team representing an independent Bougainville at the Olympic Games.

Presenter:Richard Ewart

Speaker:Peter Tsiamalilli, President, Autonomous Region of Bougainville Rugby Football Union, ARBRU

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