FRU presented $2.54m cheque for Flying Fijians RWC preparation

Flying Fijians head coach John McKee, Fiji National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey and FRU chief executive John O'Connor at the cheque presentation in Suva today. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

FIJI National Sports Commission chairman Peter Mazey presented a cheque of $2,546,000 to the Fiji Rugby Union for the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians squad to the Rugby World Cup in Japan next month.

Present at the sponsorship at the ANZ Stadium was the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach, John McKee, and Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor.

O’Connor said the sum given by the government covered all the preparations the team had been doing since November last year.

“It has been highlighted the grants totaling to $2.5m has been an ongoing government assistance to World Rugby support for the ongoing preparation of the national team to the Rugby World Cup next month,” he said.

“It started from the November tour last year and the test matches that followed including the Pacific Nations Cup and the test match against Tonga before the World Cup.

“This morning, we signed another agreement with the Commission for another $650,000 for the players as they journey to Japan for a month.”

More in tomorrow’s edition of The Fiji Times.

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