The Pacific Rugby Premiership starts this weekend and we couldn't be more excited about the competition. It's not perfect but it represents the highest level of domestic rugby we have in this country. Other competitions can boast more overall depth (the American Rugby Premiership with less teams certainly has a claim) and others even have longer seasons, but no competition had a combination of the two that the PRP possesses. Adding to that the competition is coming off a successful year one and a final that showed exactly how strong domestic rugby can be. With all of that in mind we put together our five reasons where why are excited for the competition to begin.
1. Seamus Kelly, Todd Clever, Brian Doyle, Nick Wallace, etc.: With the World Cup now only months away players that view themselves on the fringe or are without a European club are looking to get in as many high-level matches and training sessions as they can. Clever's move back to OMBAC might not be exactly for those reasons but that is exactly why Kelly and Doyle made the move. The same goes for Nick Wallace, Ben Tarr, and a whole host of other players. They are going to raise the level of competition all while trying to crack the Eagles. That means there are going to be a lot of hungry players playing their best week in and week out.
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