Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is being targeted by a social media campaign to champion a Pacific Island Super Rugby franchise.
Stuff.co.nz reports that New Zealand businessman Simon Anderson believes the movie star and former WEE wrestler can help to unify the Pacific Island nations around a rugby team, while ensuring its sustainability and the overall expansion of Super Rugby.
‘Super Rugby needs to expand and do so without diluting the quality of the competition,’ Anderson said. ‘Pacific Island rugby needs to be given a platform from which it can compete. In Dwayne Johnson there is the perfect win-win. Were he to be granted a licence for a Pacific franchise, he would contribute to a very bright future for Sanzaar.’