Pacific's brawn drain is world rugby's gain

By Australian Rugby Union Archives
Updated November 9 2012 - 1:49pm, first published October 7 2011 - 3:15am
Back then ... the 1961 Fijian team in Australia.

Some call it modern-day blackbirding. Australia stopped using Pacific islanders in sugar fields 95 years ago but they are back, on the playing fields this time carrying the hopes and dreams of four of the six nations competing in this weekend's Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.

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