THE Nadroga Rugby Union (NRU) is after a fair breakdown of the gate takings from the Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) and the Fiji Sports Council (FSC) following what it claims an unsatisfactory share from the Digicel Cup finals earning.
After a meeting with the FRU and the FSC yesterday, NRU spokesman Tiko Matawalu said they had submitted a proposal to both parties to revise the "deduction formula" for the gate takings.
FSC chief executive Litiana Loabuka said they had standard rate for any event, which was non-negotiable.
"We cannot change the rate because we are the custodian of the government property. It's the standard rate for any events, 25-75 is the way to go," she said.
FRU media liaison officer Talei Mow said they hadyet to receive any formal statement from the either parties.
"FRU will not make any comments on this matter as we are yet to receive any formal statement from the FSC and the NRU."
Following the meeting with the FSC board members, Matawalu said they were happy with the transparency from the council in providing the FRU with the information on the gate takings deductions.
According to Loabuka, the ticket sales value of last weekend's Digicel Cup final at Lawaqa Park was $91,775.
She said the FRU cashed in $63,732.21 while FSC received its share of $28,040.79 as per the agreement.
"In our meeting with FRU this morning (yesterday), we were also able to see the loopholes in the breakdown (of the gate takings) they normally provide us," Matawalu said.
"Given the facts that the rates cannot be compromised by FSC, we can always tap into avenues where we can at least rake in more, probably our agreement with FRU from that to have a more clear understanding and be involved in the contract that FRU has with FSC."
Meanwhile, Nadroga will be hosting Tailevu in the first Farebrother challenge match at Nadi's Prince Charles Park this Saturday.