SPORTS

7s Bonus Ready

The Fiji Rugby Union will pay bonus to the Vodafone Fiji 7s team for the Dubai 7s last year and the Gold Coast 7s early this month by tomorrow. FRU
31 Oct 2014 10:33
7s Bonus Ready
Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer Radrodro Tabualevu during a press conference in Suva yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

The Fiji Rugby Union will pay bonus to the Vodafone Fiji 7s team for the Dubai 7s last year and the Gold Coast 7s early this month by tomorrow.

FRU chief executive officer Radrodro Tabualevu said they would deposit money into the players’ bank accounts.

“We are processing payments for the Gold Coast 7s and Dubai 7s now so the players should get it before they break camp on Saturday,”Tabualevu said.

He clarified the FRU source of income and the breakdown of the $40m sponsorship from the consortium of six companies.

“The source of revenue is through gate-takings, IRB grants, Government grants and sponsorship.

“Out of the $40milllion, $8m is given per year of which $5.2m of that is in kind and $2.8m is in cash.

Contracts for  11 players

Eleven players will be contracted by the FRU in consultation with Vodafone Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan

“Negotiations are still underway and it will be a done deal when the players agree to the terms and conditions,” he said.

Tabualevu stressed FRU would not want to deal with players who do not value contracts.

He made the comment in regards to former national rep Pio Tuwai who already signed a contract but departed early this month to play rugby for six months in Sri Lanka.

“Tuwai has breached his contract and what we do not want players who are not true or value the deal.”

Tabualevu confirmed they have not given release for Tuwai and have notified the Sri Lanka Rugby Union.

Even though FRU could not compete with overseas clubs, Tabualevu said they cannot hold back players.

“We’re working towards getting the best deal for players but when we talk about $50,000 for six months, it’s a stiff climb for FRU.

“We do not want to hold back players from going but all we ask is fairness to FRU.”

Tabualevu is also urging players to be upfront with FRU on issues instead of taking it to the media.

No AGM: FRU

The Fiji Rugby Union will not hold its annual general meeting (AGM) or special general meeting (SGM) under the current constitution.

This was confirmed by FRU chief executive officer Radrodro Tabualevu who will seek Government’s assistance to help implement  the change.

“We probably have to go to parliament,” he said. “We sought a judicial review of our constitution and the FRU board has been advised that we cannot hold the AGM under this constitution, it has to change.

“I previously pushed to have it by the end of the year but have been advised against it.”

Tabualevu has updated the International Rugby Board on the situation.

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj

 

Subscribe to E-Edition
pacific island top up
Air Nuigini
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
Fiji Sun Instagram
Fiji Plus
Subscribe-to-Newspaper
error: