THE Ba Rugby Union will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to decide on the future of the remaining Koronubu Shield challengers after spectators from rival teams clashed for the second week at the Ba Market grounds yesterday.
The match between holders Nailaga and Balevuto turned ugly yesterday after spectators from both teams were involved in a fight.
Last week fans of Nailaga and challengers Navala were involved in a brawl.
BRU secretary Josaia Vatuloa said the spectators were taking things in their own hands.
He said fans could not control their behaviour as emotions ran high during the Koronubu Shield challenge.
"It is really sad to see this happen," Vatuloa said.
"Not only that, it happened for the second consecutive week. There was a big crowd during the Nailaga versus Balevuto game. The spectators clashed as the final whistle was blown."
"Interestingly the players were not involved. Both the two teams Nvala and Balevuto come from the hills. We had beefed up the security during the Nailaga versus Balevuto match but despite that the fans opted to fight."
"Rugby is a game to enjoy. The expectations of the fans are high for their teams but they should never let their emotions override them. These incidences are serious matters."
"We will not bend the rule for any side. There will be an urgent meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future of the Koronubu Shield challenges. We have to take a stand somewhere."
Nailaga defeated Balevuto 15-3 to retain the shield. Nailaga team coach Jo Vale said his side trained twice daily in preparation for the title defence.
In another club game Navala beat Sorokoba 8-3.