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FRU responds to claims

Emoni Narawa
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

THE Fiji Rugby Union has come out clear on issues surrounding the Lautoka Rugby Union.

And it is disappointed the union took its financial complaints to the media.

While responding to the LRU's claims that FRU was to be blamed for losing its Skipper Cup competition round seven, clash by default to Ovalau last week, FRU's acting chief executive officer Berlin Kafoa said they had made all payments to LRU.

"On the 1st May we received an e-mail (Mr Jale Nakacia the assistant secretary) from Lautoka citing financial hardship and requested if FRU could assist with the payment of boat fares to Macuata," Kafoa said.

"On the 2nd of May FRU sent a letter of assurance to Patterson and paid $9000 for the LRU boat fares to Macuata.

"This was to come out of the LRU May 2014 allocation ($7250) with the balance to be taken from their June 2014 allocation ($1750). We have not missed any payment to LRU."

He said they were disappointed with the remarks on the media.

"I'm not sure where Lautoka is coming from and I am disappointed that Lautoka went to the media and also I'm disappointed that the facts weren't verified before it was printed.

"Our chairman has told me to write to the media council saying that it was irresponsible media coverage on this issue because the facts are here that we have made payments."

Kafoa added FRU gave unions options whether to travel by plane or boat to Macuata.

"We also used our assistance through the Fiji Airways sponsorship to assist the teams to fly to Macuata, this has never been done before. The value of sponsorship has gone up dramatically and the media coverage I must say was unfair."

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