World Rugby has increased its funding in Pacific Islands teams after the Samoa Rugby Union (SRU) was declared bankrupt.
Samoan prime minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi, the SRU chairman, issued a fundraising plea to the public to try to keep the insolvent governing body going on Wednesday.
It was announced by the world governing body on Thursday that Samoa, Tonga and Fiji will receive a 19 per cent rise in investment in co-operation with Pacific Rugby Players.
World Rugby stated that additional funds would be handed out to assist with high-performance programmes of th…
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