Squad announcements last week confirmed that players of Pacific Islands descent had been named in all 10 franchise teams for the 2024 Super Rugby Pacific, with the exception of the Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika.
All ten franchise teams in Super Rugby have players with Fijian, Samoan, and Tongan ancestry, according to their squad rosters.
Ardie Savea, the 2023 Rugby World Cup player of the year, isn’t on the list, though.
The Hurricanes mainstay will be absent from the game as he takes a sabbatical.
The season of 2024 Super Rugby Pacific Islands begins on February 24, 2024.