I'll skip all the tournament round-robin play, which amounted to 7 games, to say that the final pitted Australia against New Zealand, and the Kiwis won in a shocker to the dominant Aussie team, 16-12. And now, that means photos!
|Sam Thaiday of Australia|
|Frank-Paul Nuuausala of the Kiwis|
|Kiwi Shaun Kenny-Dowell being tackled by Michael Mark of Papua New Guinea|
|Paul Aiton of PNG being tackled by Kangaroos|
|Kangaroo Lote Tuqiri, vs. PNG|
|Paul Aiton of PNG facing England|
|Kiwis' Benji Marshall, against England|
|Papuans getting love from a fan|
|Aussies tackle an Englishman|
Pacifica 2010 calendar, which coincided with a June 25-August 2010 (winter in Australia) exhibit, as well as a 3-day weekend festival in June, celebrating "island culture." I can't speak to the exhibit itself or how well or poorly it was pulled off, whether it trafficked in exoticism and so forth, but my friend sent the link to the Body Pacifica calendar, which features Pacific Islander ruggers, including Frank Puletua, shown above, in what I thought was a surprising light, not posed in rugby gear, but as they themselves wanted to be depicted. A few shots of the calendar below (it's huge), and worth picking up!