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FRU Awaits Directive On Message Ban

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has not received any instructions from the World Rugby regarding the ban on writing messages on the wrist tape. “There has been no official communication
30 Nov 2017 11:00
FRU Awaits Directive On Message Ban

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has not received any instructions from the World Rugby regarding the ban on writing messages on the wrist tape.

“There has been no official communication on the matter from World Rugby,”O’Connor said.

His comments follow the recent uproar on social media by rugby players directed at a potential World Rugby directive banning players from writing personal messages on their wrist tape.

The newly yet to be confirmed World Rugby policy emerged on Tuesday via Social Media, through Black Ferns rep  Niall Williams.

According to the New Zealand Herald, Williams reported that players could stand to be fined $1000 should they continue with the practice.

A practice that has become very popular even among Fijian athletes, who usually write down the bible verse, family names or just a simple Mum and Dad on their wrists.

The most common ones worn by Fijian rugby players were the Philippians: 4:13 usually written on their wrist bands as a form of encouragement and spiritual empowerment during their games.

But FRU boss O’Connor said they had not received anything so far, only the comments being posted up on social media.

“We cannot comment on it because we have not received any official instructions given to us regarding the matter.”

O’Connor said he had checked all the current World Rugby regulations but had not seen anything that indicated that changes were made.

“So far nothing factual about the matter has been released to us yet,” he said.

Edited by Osea Bola

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