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Stallions File Protest Against Suva

  The Nadroga Rugby Union has filed a protest to the Fiji Rugby Union against Suva for allegedly fielding unregistered players in their HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge last Saturday. Nadroga
01 Aug 2017 11:00
Stallions File Protest Against Suva
BLK Nadroga’s Samuela Cava breaks a tackle against RC Manubhai Suva during the HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge match at Prince Charles Park in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

 

The Nadroga Rugby Union has filed a protest to the Fiji Rugby Union against Suva for allegedly fielding unregistered players in their HFC Bank Farebrother Challenge last Saturday.

Nadroga Rugby president Tiko Matawalu confirmed this to SUNsports yesterday.

“We have done the process by launching the protest with all the evidence within the 48 hours,” he said.

When contacted last night, FRU chief executive officer John O’Connor was in a meeting and was not able to comment.

Suva beat Nadroga 24-23 at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka to win the Farebrother Challenge.

“We have accepted the defeat in the field but we cannot tolerate the process where compliance becomes an issue off the field.

“That is what we are fighting against, we are not fighting to get that win in the field but the illegal process,” Matawalu said.

The players under scrutiny are Isake Katonibau, Kini Douglas and Meli Kurisaru.

“We had released one of the players after the transfer window closed as we were requested by Police to play for them in their club competition but to come back with the Suva team, is another story that is outside the rules and regulation eligibility, if you go through the HFC Bank Farebrother rule book.

“It’s a total breach.

“For another player the Naitasiri Rugby Union has not given their release.

“Also if a player did not play in the Skipper Cup then they cannot play in the Farebrother again as stated in the rules and regulations.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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