This Hurricanes pack of forwards put their backs into it at the set-piece to demolish a hapless Moana Pasifika – and score a try against the put in!
A second-string Blues edged Waratahs with a last-gasp drop goal to extend their win streak to 13 as Moana Pasifika shocked the Brumbies in the final round of the regular Super Rugby Pacific season.
Despite losing captain Sekope Kepu to a red card in his 150th match, bottom-of-the-log Moana Pasifika claimed a sensational Super Rugby Pacific victory over the Brumbies in Auckland on Saturday.
Super Rugby newcomers Moana Pasifika upset the Hurricanes in a golden-point thriller on Friday to pick up their first-ever victory in the competition.
The administrators of Super Rugby Pacific have confirmed that due to several Moana Pasifika players testing positive for a coronavirus, their inaugural match against the Blues has been postponed.
World Rugby chairman Sir Bill Beaumont has hailed the inclusion of Fijian Drua and Moana Pasifika in Super Rugby as “a game changer” for rugby in the Pacific region.
Former Samoa international Dan Leo is convinced the Super Rugby expansion to include two Pacific Islands teams is aimed at benefiting New Zealand Rugby.
Moana Pasifika have revealed some key details about their squad, including an eligibility rule that 80% of players should be available for selection to Pacific Islands teams only.