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Skipper Cup Continues

But some disgruntled referees threaten not to turn up   All Skipper Cup matches are going on as scheduled despite grievances by a group of disgruntled referees. The Fiji Rugby
16 Jul 2016 11:54
Skipper Cup Continues
BLK Nadroga's Eremasi Radrodro is tackled by Malolo players in the Skipper Cup match at Lawaqa Park in Sigatoka yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

But some disgruntled referees threaten not to turn up

 

All Skipper Cup matches are going on as scheduled despite grievances by a group of disgruntled referees.

The Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor said yesterday that he was away in a meeting and was not aware of such issue.

Fiji’s National Referees manager Patrick Gock said he hopes good sense prevail for the betterment of the sport.

“It’s better I don’t make a comment,” Gock said.

“We are just waiting for tomorrow and hope that good sense will prevail. As far as I know the Skipper Cup will continue.”

The issue came to light after the Rugby Referees of Fiji Association (RROFA) announced that it was going to suspend all members and affiliated referee learning centres around Fiji from officiating or providing referee from all levels of rugby. This also includes the Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby, the local union club games and the Skipper Cup competition.

This was confirmed to SUNsports by RROFA president, Samisoni Ledua. He claims the row began when the governing body for the sport of rugby, the Fiji Rugby Union refused to recognise the newly registered ROFFA which was previously known as the Fiji Rugby Referees Association.

Ledua claimed they have revived the former FRRA which was not registered and renamed it which FRU have declared that they will not recognise RROFA.

When contacted last night Fiji Secondary Schools Eastern Zone president Mesake Tukai said as far as he knows their games would go on today.

“We have heard that the northern and southern zones have called off their games because of this, but for us the games will continue, we are just keeping our fingers crossed that the officials come,” he said.

Also, the Skipper Cup clash between Nadroga and Malolo at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka went ahead as scheduled with top referee Samuela Tuidraki officiating.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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