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Oceania Rugby Mourns the passing of Douglas Guise
Oceania Rugby conveys its deepest sympathies and condolences on the sudden passing of former Pukpuks Player and Captain and current Pukpuk 7’s Coach Douglas Guise.   Guise was the coach behind the recent success the Pukpuks 7’s team has enjoyed including their first appearance at a Rugby World Cup Sevens.   Oceania Rugby President, Richard Sapias said “PNG Rugby Union have lost a true patron of Rugby in Douglas Guise, his infectious smile and never-ending passion for the game will be ...
Oceania Rugby Mourns the passing of Lee Smith
Oceania Rugby conveys its deepest sympathies and condolences on the recent passing of former Educator, Coach and Regional Development Manager for Oceania Rugby, Lee Smith.   Oceania Rugby General Manager Bruce Cook said Oceania Rugby is grateful for the enormous contribution Lee had in the development of the sport in the region. ”I worked with him from the time I commenced at the IRB and he was a man for the ages, often imitated but never duplicated. One of the best thinkers and educationa...
Oceania Rugby’s Women’s Leadership Development Scholarship now open
  In an ongoing commitment to promoting Women in Leadership, Oceania Rugby invites applications from across the region for the 2021 World Rugby’s Women’s Leadership Development Scholarship.   This exciting opportunity offers two scholarships of up to £10,000 that can be used to support a combination of leadership development opportunities ranging from formal or informal education, conferences, forums, mentoring and best practice study tours. Each scholarship is tailored to meet the de...
Oceania Rugby Annual General Meeting Concludes as Fédération Polynésienne de Rugby joins as an Assoc
The 2020 Oceania Rugby Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Wednesday 07 October, 2020 via Zoom amongst Member Unions, Key Delegates and for the very first time – Representatives from the Fédération Polynésienne de Rugby .   The Keynote address was delivered by the Director of Development & International Relations for World Rugby, David Carrigy.   Carrigy said that the late Niue Rugby President, Sir Toke and his contributions to the game have been impactful - both in Niue and ...