The evaluation was undertaken according to Pacific Research Principles. The process was developed in partnership with key stakeholders ensuring that strong, positive relationships underpinned all interactions with participants. It was important for us, as researchers, to build connections with those who have contributed to PROP. Prioritising relationships ensured that we captured, created, nurtured, grew and protected the knowledge shared with us during this evaluation; not for our own benefit or gain, but for the benefit of Fiji Rugby, Pacific Rugby Players’, the players themselves and their families. It was important that we engaged with participants in ways that were respectful individually and collectively. A total of thirteen participants took part in one on one and focus group interviews. In addition the evaluation included a review of documentation and reporting information.