Story: Rugby union

Pacific rugby players

Pacific rugby players

Three rugby players of Pacific ethnicity compete in a club match between Suburbs and Manukau Rovers in the Auckland senior competition in June 2012. Especially in Auckland, Pacific players comprise a high proportion of those who play rugby. Suburbs won this particular match 26–22.

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Suburbs Rugby Football Club
Photograph by Wayne Dowd

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Ron Palenski, 'Rugby union - Rules, participation and audience', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 May 2024)

Story by Ron Palenski, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2016