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The Pacific Games Council (PGC) and the Tongan Olympic Committee (TASANOC) have lodged a claim for damages against the country’s government following its withdrawal of hosting rights for the 2019 Pacific Games multi-sport event.

The Pacific Games Council (PGC) has formally approved Samoa as the host nation for the 2019 edition of the Pacific Games multi-sport event.

World Rugby today (Thursday) announced details of an increased investment into Fiji, Tonga and Samoa in co-operation with Pacific Rugby Players, the body representing players in the region, while the sport’s global governing body has again defended its under-fire bidding process for the 2023 World Cup.

More than WST$350,000 (€119,000/$138,000) has been generated in a fundraiser for the Samoa Rugby Union after SRU chairman, and the Pacific Island nation’s Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, declared that the sport’s governing body was “insolvent”.