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The Tonga Rugby Union is seeking a Chief Executive Officer, in a bid to kick-start a new future of stability for 2021 and beyond.
The full-time role comes after the TRU signed a tripartite agreement with World Rugby and the Tonga government in September, after the global governing body had threatened to pull all financial support.
The new joint management committee are taking charge until long-standing governance issues are resolved.
Fiji’s Autumn Nations Cup rugby match against Italy has been cancelled with the touring side ravaged by Covid-19.
Tournament organisers confirmed this weekend’s match in Ancona was off, after the latest round of tests returned 29 positives within the Fiji camp on Tuesday.
“The tournament organiser remains in constant contact with the Fijian squad to address the situation. The main priority at present is the welfare of all players and management,” the statement said.
Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban has been recognised with a lifetime achievement award for her service as New Zealand's first female Pasifika MP at last night's 2020 Women of Influence Awards.
Dame Winnie was New Zealand's eighth Minister of Pacific Island Affairs and entered Parliament in 1999 as a Labour Party List MP before winning the Mana seat in 2002.
International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has asked athletes to get vaccinated against Covid-19 to show "solidarity" with their Japanese hosts.
Bach's words come as he concludes a two day visit to the facilities for the Tokyo Olympics.
The trip to the Japanese capital was his first since the decision to delay the Games until next year.
Bach however reiterated that competitors would not be forced to get a vaccination.
Two Pacific Islands teams are set to join a new-look Super Rugby competition in 2022, which will return to its original 12-team format.
The Moana Pasifika bid, backed by former All Blacks Sir Bryan Williams and Sir Michael Jones, is understood to have the support of New Zealand Rugby while the Fiji Rugby Union has been tasked with basing a franchise out of Suva.