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IRB releases funds to FRU

Rashneel Kumar
Friday, August 15, 2014

THE Fiji Rugby Union has confirmed receiving funding that was suspended by the International Rugby Board.

FRU CEO Radrodro Tabualevu said it was timely for them as the national 15s side had started preparing for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

In January this year, the IRB reluctantly suspended all direct funding support to the FRU.

In a statement released on January 11, the IRB said the suspension would last until FRU adopted key financial reporting, administration and governance reforms.

FRU since has been in consultation with the IRB advising on the ways to achieve the desired goals.

Tabualevu said the funds started coming in "within the last month".

"We are starting to reimburse the FRU coffers for the money that FRU used to meet the IRB-funded development programs," Tabualevu said.

"I should acknowledge the board's effort in holding discussions with the IRB and I think in the end, the IRB confirmed that the work they were doing is for the betterment of rugby."

Meanwhile, Fiji Television Limited yesterday presented $9800 to FRU.

Fiji TV CEO Tevita Gonelevu said they hoped to continue this partnership in the future.

"It's a unique opportunity but the good thing about it is our platform not only allows us to show your product to Fiji but also to the 12 island countries that we broadcast into," Gonelevu said.








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