Pacific Warriors takes a detailed look at the Pacific Island nations of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa and their love of rugby. From their genealogy to their style of play, this documentary analyses how three small nations have produced some of the best rugby players in the world.
The rugby teams of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa are known for their warrior-like, no-holds-barred style of rugby. Pacific Warriors details the background behind how such small nations produce world-leading rugby players. The documentary gives a flavour of life as a Pacific Islander and doesn’t hold back on the challenges facing Tongans, Fijians and Samoans today.
It also depicts their triumphs; although a Pacific Island team may not have won the World Cup just yet, they are widely regarded as producing the best raw talent in the world.
Supporting the archive footage from previous World Cups are interviews with notable faces from international rugby including: Jonny Wilkinson, Sir Clive Woodward, Bakkies Botha, Matt Giteau, Serge Betsen and Jason Robinson.
The makers of the film have already raised money to assist Tonga in their World Cup bid with a fully funded two-week training camp in Surrey in August 2015. The team also intend to use a large proportion of the profits from the production to fund Pacific Island rugby development.
Pacific Warriors is available for DVD pre-order now and will be released for digital download on 11 September 2015.