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An Ode to the Pacific Update Conference

Fair warning, this is not a lyrical poem as the title suggests.

I wasn’t in Canberra to attend the Pacific Update conference hosted by ANU this past June. 438 more words


Waterboy Weepu a key leader

London Welsh’s star signing Piri Weepu got off to an understated start with his new club, on waterboy duties against Pontypridd.

Welsh were comfortable 40-12 winners in Weepu’s first involvement with the club since landing in London on Thursday. 132 more words

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Castres recruit medical joker

Western Force back Chris Tuatara-Morrison has joined Castres on a short-term deal to cover for the injured Sitiveni Sivivatu.

Sivivatu was a star signing for Castres for this season from Clermont, but the former All Black is facing… 100 more words

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Tuilagi charged in alleged assault

Samoa and Newcastle Falcons winger Alesana Tuilagi has been charged in connection with an alleged assault, according to reports.

Tuilagi will appear in court on October 21 in relation to an incident on Dublin’s Harcourt Street in 2011, according to… 55 more words


NZ men join strongest ever Oceania Sevens

For the first time in the tournament’s history, the All Black Sevens are set to compete in Oceania’s regional Sevens competition.

The Federation of Oceania Rugby Unions (FORU) has announced that the 2014 Oceania Sevens will be played on 3-4 October, alongside the Noosa International Sevens on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. 604 more words

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Folau says a broken ankle was a wake-up call

Israel Folau believes God broke his ankle in 2009 to teach him a lesson about boozy weekends and random one-night stands with women.

Folau believes God took him out of the NRL to endure two years of toil in the AFL to humble him. 891 more words


Media Partner #40: Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Hey there, it’s the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, our 40th media partner!

From their website:

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) works with communities to mobilize in order to influence policy and to strengthen their community-based organizations to achieve health equity for AAs and NHPIs across the country.

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