A MACUATA Rugby Union club has challenged the decision made by the union in awarding the club competition to Army by default without proper consultation.
The Army team was awarded $500 and named winner of the Macuata club games by the officials after Wailevu Blacks team failed to show up at Subrail Park on Saturday.
Wailevu Blacks coach Isoa Rokobici said they were only informed two days before the match that the finals was to be held on Saturday.
Rokobici said by the time they were informed by the games committee on Thursday, his players were already committed to other activities, including a funeral in the village.
He said some team members who work for the Water Authority of Fiji were out of Labasa camping in their respective work areas.
"Two days was not enough time to prepare my team for the match today (Saturday)," he said.
"It is only fair for the union to organise another match for Wailevu to be challenged by the Army team."
Army failed to show up at the challenge initially organised by the union on October 19 while the Wailevu team showed up.
However, Army coach Paulo Low said they were informed by the union that the Labasa Town Council had called off the match because of wet weather conditions.
Rokobici said his team was never informed about the postponement of the October 19 challenge until he saw the notice pasted in town.
"That was when I got to know about the postponement of the match but because we were not officially informed in black and white, I took my team to the grounds," he said.
"I have asked them to notify us in black and white and be professional.
"We have a valid reason to ask for a challenge because the union was late in informing us and it is not our fault.
"We should also be given our $300 if the union thinks otherwise."
Games committee secretary Joji Kulinidilo said they verbally informed the Wailevu team secretary, Norman Francis that the match was postponed on October 19.
He added because the team did not show up on Saturday, the union officials have decided to award the match to Army.
But when contacted, Francis said he never received any verbal or written notice about the changes made on both weekends (Oct 19 and Oct 26).
"I was never informed and we didn't know about the changes made to both games."
Rokobici has called for professionalism in the union.