IRB Statement of Clarification Regarding Fiji Rugby Union

By Community | January 26, 2011

In light of continued media speculation regarding the management and governance of the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) and the purpose of the International Rugby Board’s meeting with the Union next month, allergy the IRB feels that clarification is required around some assumptions.

The IRB does have concerns that the current situation could create instability and have a negative impact on the management of the Union and key IRB funded Development and High Performance programmes and also Rugby World Cup 2011 preparations. These concerns have been communicated to the Union, cheap who have fully assisted with our ongoing enquiries.

With IRB Chief Executive Mike Miller in New Zealand in early February for Rugby World Cup meetings there is a good opportunity to visit senior Union representatives and undertake a fact finding mission. Miller will be accompanied by IRB Regional General Manager for Oceania William Glenwright, drugs who oversees the implementation of the IRB funded programmes in the Pacific Islands.

It would be inappropriate to comment on the validity of any media assumptions regarding the Union’s management or governance until the visit has been completed and a full assessment undertaken.

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