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Two Changes At FRU Special General Meeting

The Fiji Rugby Union board members will now operate for four years effective from 2016. This was one of the two constitutional changes made during the FRU special general meeting
30 Aug 2015 11:27
Two Changes At FRU Special General Meeting
Flying Fijians’ Nemani Nadolo and Sunia Koto (with cap), among fans at the Vodafone Festival of the Friendly North in Labasa yesterday. Photo: Shratika Naidu

The Fiji Rugby Union board members will now operate for four years effective from 2016.

This was one of the two constitutional changes made during the FRU special general meeting in Suva yesterday.

FRU chief executive officer Radrodro Tabualevu was pleased with the turnout.

“The delegates agreed on two changes to the constitution,” he said.

“In keeping with World Rugby proposition, the board members new term will be four years.

“This is to facilitate the execution of long-term planning and stability for the union and for the executive management team.

“A more comprehensive change is warranted to bring in staggered and rotational membership,” he said.

The board members previously operated for two years.

The other change is 75 per cent of major unions make up a quorum. Previously 50 per cent of either major or minor unions make up a quorum and allowed meetings to convene. It was also agreed that two-thirds of the quorum will contribute to an agreement during the meeting.

“To ensure general meetings keeps a democratic number, although elevating the major unions, to avoid dysfunction by unions by not attending council meetings,” Radrodro said.

Radrodro also said the council agreed to a proposal from the floor for an invitation to be extended to World Rugby to independently review the whole constitution.

The proposed changes have been minimal and designed to improve the function of the council until a more comprehensive constitutional review is completed.

The makeup of the membership, trusteeship and council has been retained.

And similarly, the mode of voting.

Proposed changes to

provincial cup competition

It was earlier stated that the top eight teams following the Skipper Cup competition remain in the Major Division while the bottom four will be relegated.

“The council directed the board yesterday to review its proposal in this regard and convene another SGM in December where the council will make a decision.

“Unions have been invited to send their proposals to the FRU by October 1, 2015,” Radrodro said.

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