FORMER Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union (FSSRU) president late Paula Motu has left a legacy no one can surpass.
In his eulogy, FSSRU vice president development Samisoni Baikeitoga said Motu played a huge role in the development of rugby in the country.
Former school principal Motu passed away on Friday last week at the age of 56 after a short illness and was laid to rest at the Vatuwaqa Cemetery yesterday.
Baikeitoga said Motu, who was from Nasaqalau, Lakeba, Lau, was a very humble man and had rugby at his heart.
"I first met him in 2003 after he managed the Hot Bread Fiji under-18 team to Tonga and then to Australia," he said.
"In 2009, he became the president of the FSSRU and held the post until his untimely death last week."
Baikeitoga said Motu had left a vacuum which would be hard to fill in the national secondary schools rugby governing body.
"He was a very transparent person and the one responsible for strengthening our relationship with the mother body, the Fiji Rugby Union," Baikeitoga said.
"He will always be remembered as a leader standing firm on his decisions and efficiently resolving the internal matters within the union.
"He is a great loss to the rugby fraternity in the country."
Motu is survived by his wife Tamari Rawaqa and two daughters Tupou Veiogo and Losana Senisinu Motu.
Meanwhile, Baikeitoga said they were inviting interested individuals to take up the FSSRU president's post.
He said their Annual General Meeting would be held at the end of next month where the appointment of the new president would be made.