Nigel Vagana

Nigel Vagana is new Chair of Richmond rugby league club

The former New Zealand and Samoan international rep is returning to his roots as the long running club was where he played his junior years.

46-year-old Vagana says it's a full circle moment for him as he takes on his new leadership role with the club.

"It has come full circle, you know going into the professional ranks as a player and then behind the scenes.”

Vagana’s experience on and off the field has provided him with extensive knowledge of the game and in the board rooms where important decisions are made.

Rugby league greats in New Caledonia to learn about Pacific Islands

The NRL, SPC, the Australian National University and the Australian Government have joined forces to stage a Pacific leadership workshop for NRL Pasifika Ambassadors and enable them to assist in development projects in Australia and throughout the Pacific region. 

Around 44% of NRL players have Pacific Islands’ heritage.