ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Tuesday Sep 10, 2019

Stirring documentary trailer drops highlighting Tongan World Cup campaign

With the vast majority of World Cup coverage dedicated to tier one nations, this new documentary will cover the experience from Tonga’s perspective. This trailer and the forthcoming documentary will help to shed some light on exactly how the smaller rugby nations prepare.

ADVERTISEMENT

While financial woes are a well-known issue for these teams, lesser-known factors such as a lack of time spent in training together and the lower number of scheduled Tests continually hamper proper development and quality of play.

RugbyPass is not the only big name in Tonga’s corner. Fresh off of a lopsided victory over Tonga in Hamilton, Steve Hansen didn’t hold back, specifically taking World Rugby and the Six Nations to task for what he views as slower than necessary development in the Pacific.

“We have these wonderful ideas about growing the game but we don’t have an organisation at the top that wants to be strong enough to say ‘righto, this is what we’re doing, we’re going to have a global season.

“The Six Nations rule world Test rugby programs. They don’t want to give that up and until they’re prepared to give that up, we’re not going to see any progress in that area,” Hansen said.

World Rugby has since issued their response, claiming that they have given “a record NZ $115 million support package for the teams outside of the Six Nations and SANZAAR to compete at Rugby World Cup 2019”

“One hundred and twenty of the 150 coaches and support staff involved in these teams have been identified and funded by World Rugby, while the Americas and Pacific combines and Fijian Drua are ensuring an environment that enables these unions to retain and develop their best young local talent and many of these players will feature at Japan 2019.”

ADVERTISEMENT

In the meantime, Tonga are set to face England in their first Pool C match on Sunday, September 22nd.

This full documentary is set to come out ahead of Rugby World Cup kickoff.

Video Spacer
ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 75 WEEKS AGO

    'They don't know what's going to happen tomorrow,...

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    How do you perform when blind in one eye?...

  • 97 WEEKS AGO

    Sexton's half-time speech helped turn the...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Fans outraged after shocking Owen Farrell moment

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Duhan Van der Merwe makes INCREDIBLE try saving tackle

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tadhg Furlong produces one of the best ever passes by a forward

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Leicester Tigers respond to hilarious fan incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Thrilling clash between Munster and Toulouse settled by a place kick shootout

View All

Funnies

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Dad and 7 sons in Ireland forward pack

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking mistake by Brumbies fullback prevents a certain try

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge hits back at Brian Moore

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby was too violent, says UFC legend

View All

Amateur

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 81 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 118 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

View All

Player Features

  • 5 HOURS AGO

    James Haskell sends twitter into another meltdown

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Harlequins full-back to leave at the end of the season

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fans shocked after some huge recalls in the England squad

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Huge opportunity for young prodigy

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    All Black World Cup winners teaming up in the USA

View All