An online fundraiser by the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare (P.R.P.W.) for Manu Samoa players has raised more than £10,000 (T$34,500).
The amount was confirmed in an update from former Manu Samoa captain and the man driving P.R.P.W., Daniel Leo.
“I’d personally like to thank more than 300 of you have helped raise over £10K for Manu Samoa players and families,” he wrote.
“Despite the ongoing challenges faced by Pacific and Tier 2 rugby teams, this proves that the core rugby values are alive and well! The page will remain open until Sunday the 2nd December after which all funds will be distributed directly to players. Faafetai tele lava and God bless!”
Following the Samoan Rugby Union bankruptcy announcement, the Pacific Rugby Players Welfare rallied to raise £150,000 to support Manu Samoa players.
Pacific Rugby Players Welfare is an independent not-for-profit organisation that supports professional and semi-professional players of Pacific Island heritage in the UK and Europe – enabling their ongoing success both on and off the field.
“Every penny raised by this fundraising activity will go direct to the players and their families.
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www.pacificrugbywelfare.com is a fully transparent not-for-profit organisation based in the U.K. All proceeds will go directly to the players.