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Sunday, January 23, 2011

IRB letter helps to level playing field

BAINIMARAMA: Can't keep hands off  ball.
A more accurate picture is starting to emerge of what is happening with the Fiji Rugby Union, its board members, and the  illegal regime threat to starve Fiji rugby of much needed funds.

Intervention by the International Rugby Union has levelled the power play somewhat today with a letter urging the Fiji Rugby Union not to buy into the threat of the illegal regime for board members to quit otherwise it won't deliver on a promised $3 million for the Rugby World Cup.

The correspondence cited by the Fiji Sun and Michael Field for stuff.co.nz has the IRB telling the FRU to reject Keni Dakuidreketi's resignation and warning members not to hold a special meeting as planned to appoint a military favoured-board.

The IRB letter quoted today says: "In light of the prevailing circumstances, there should be no changes within the senior management structures of FRU."

It goes on to say that any contraventions could result in Fiji not being allowed to participate in the world cup in New Zealand later this year. 

Quote: "....any action in contravention of the Constitution of the FRU will result in the Union potentially not remaining in good standing as a member of the Union of the IRB which may result in the IRB having to take a determination on the continued membership of the IRB of the FRU".

The rugby mess started with a fundraising lottery the current FRU board has been running to generate funds for the international tournament and subsequent claims thousands of dollars are missing. Behind the scenes, though, the hand of Frank Bainimarama has been at play.

An official investigation has yet to be finished but the board has already been hung out to dry thanks to the trial by media. On Friday, media reports muddied things further by making an  insidious link to Dakuidreketi's sudden resignation and his travel plans to Canada amidst a fraud investigation into NLTB funds.

19 comments:

Anon. E. Mous. said...

IRB vs Regime - & the winner is?

Remove the scumbags said...

Time to totally isolate the scumbags in this military regime. Ban Fiji rugby Union from the world cup and all other international rugby until the human rights abusing Fiji military return to their filthy barracks. As for their few cowardly coup supporters - read the latest in the Cros Walsh pro junta racist blog - he and his mongoose supporters (in their bitterness and desperation) are now attacking the hapless families of the NZ mine disaster and the floods in Australia. Vermin, all of them.

Jake said...

Much has been said and written about this ineffective and profligate organisation (FRU) the sad reality was the fact board members were deficient in all areas of governance which can be likened to the Qarase Government.

Yes that’s right these blighters were beneficiaries of the morally bankrupt Qarase Government and if people expect anything good from the board then they are sadly mistaken.

Bainimarama and his legitimate Government must now do or be seen to be doing the right thing and replace the board with honest young and self paid educated people.

Your Government is working for you!!!!!!

Jake.

Anonymous said...

RATU SAID.
THE MAJOR AND MINOR UNION HAVE VOTING RIGHT TO ELECT FRU BOARD.
THE UNIONS CAN CALL A SPECIAL AGM UNDER THE FRU CONSTITUTION AND REMOVE THE CURRENT FRU BOARD.THIS BOARD MEMBERS ARE BUNCH OF LIRS AND EDIOTS WHO HAVE PERSONA AGENDAS.
THIS IS THE RIGHT CHANNEL TO FOLLOW .THAN GOVT/IRB HAVE TO ACCEPT THE NEW FRU BOARD ELECTED BY THE UNION.

Anonymous said...

The Fiji Army and its Illegal Regime has committed and is still committing Human Rights Abuse against the Fijians. Therefore IRB should ban Fiji from the World Cup, just as they did to Sth Africa during Apartheid.
During Apartheid, white Sth Africa employed only its own people..Fiji Miltary Regime puts its own people in all areas of government and commerce(despite better qualified people already there).
Military Regime along with its illegal Judiciary has blatantly carried out injustice on the people of Fiji( eg releasing the murderers of Rabaka etc etc).Recently another Fiji citizen was abused by the Regime and he now lies seriously ill in Labasa Hospital.
No one is allowed to protest openly against the government. The media is censored by the Regime. This is Human Rights Abuse. This is Abuse of the Freedom of Speech.
The United Nations is complicit in helping the Fiji Army by employing it. Shame on you.
IRB should never allow Fiji into the World Cup, this Regime are all smiles on the surface but underneath they are very evil people. IRB, I beg you, have nothing to do with them please!For the sake of the people of Fiji,and as a Fijian, I ask you, please Kick them out of the World Cup.We have had enough.

Anonymous said...

RATU SAID.
THIS BOARD WAS ELECTED IN 2010 FRU AGM NOT SDL TIME.
RAFELE IS OUT.BUT GOVT PUT RAFELE/TELENI/POASA RAVEA ANOTHE BIG CROOK FROM FIJI SPG /GOVT.OTHERS IN.
SO WHY BLAME SDL.BLAME BANI GOVT.
NOW FIJI IN BIG DEBTH NOT SDL OR FLP TIME.
WHEN WILL GOVT CLEAN FIJIFOOTBALL AND ASK CORRUPT FFA BOARD TO RESIGN.
THE GOVT WONT BEC SAHU KHAN AND TALIBANS MAKE ALL GOVTS DECREES/BOARDS.

Radiolucas said...

So Jake, let me get this right.

You are blaming the Qarase government, which was the last elected government, ousted over four years ago, for the current FRU scandal?

Please. Pull the other one. The FRU is well able to screw the pooch without having assistance from anyone else.

And then you say that the military should "replace the board with honest young and self paid educated people"? Nice idea, but I thought they were busy destroying our young people's "castles" like you said before? Which is it?

Most of the honest, young, self paid and educated people have left Fiji - someone has to support their families in Fiji.

Anyway, anyone self paid, educated, honest and even the smallest amount of intelligence would never work for this traitorous bunch of snakes - they would drop and burn them at the drop of a hat.

Anonymous said...

RATU SAID.
BANI WILL HEAD FRU AND HIS BROTHER INLAW KEAN/OTHER BETTER THAN THIS IDOTS AT FRU BOARD NOW..
WHY DONT YOU PUT SOME INDIAN AND EUROPEAN BUSINESSMAN TO RUN FRU.
FRU IS FULL OF KILA VATA AND NO RECORD.
WE HAD GUYS IN RUGBY BEFORE FORMER MINISTER AND NAITASIRI MANAGER BUT NO ONE WANTS HIM BECAUSE HE IS AN INDIAN AND HAD PROVEN RECORDS WITH WAIMANU,NAITASIRI,GLOBAL BABAS,FIJIBATI.
THEY ALL WANT YESMAN ONLY.
I SPOKE TO SINGH HE SAID HE WILL SUPPORT RUGBY BUT WONT BE IN FRU BOARD.

Anonymous said...

ratu said.
keni is big thief shady deals in natadola,nltb ,fru,others.
get rid of him and put him in naboro with bai/ag/others.all corrupt bastards.

Anonymous said...

ratu said .
just read fijivillage.com
now rafele the marist old boy and current fru acting chairman want to meet tanivula.refele sacked serevi now will sack tani.
this rafa is a kai solomoni .
we dont need him.
serevi sacking brought curse to fru/7s team.
give lote rasiga/sailosi naitege/serevi to run fiji 7s team.

Can't have it both ways... said...

FRU is a Viti concern - their patch - regime can do what it wants - World Cup however is an IRB
gig - invite or bar - whoever it wants.

Anonymous said...

Smells like another misguided Bainimarama plot because he plans to usurp the FRU.
T
he motive?? Well he probably has this misguided notion that by doing so opens up the way for him, his family and all his IMG members to travel to NZ and watch the World Cup.

Leone said...

How can serevi ,Naiteqe and rasiga run FRU when they are just try luck coaches with no game plans and very much rely on individual talents, same on you cant have it both ways on your style of thinking,please be constructive,cant u see what Tanivula is doing and Tictgens has said it, dont change the coaching stuff so often.We have seen serevi done things and he did not prove he was moving forward which was the reason behind his sacking,its just comes to an end,please stay put and shut up

Anonymous said...

ratu said.
leone you cant read english than same on you.
tell me what i said was have serevi, lote and sailosi to run and coach 7s team.they have produced results and national rep.what you know about rugby.i have produced players .you seems to be another bumb boy for fru board.
go and play with fru board members who are bunch of looser and con artist.like you leone.
levu na vosa ,vasu mona na union.

mark manning said...

Frank is more interested in rugby than the people of Fiji, what an arse !

Anonymous said...

RATU SAID.
ANOTHER TWIST NOW FROM FRU CURRENT CHAIRMAN RAFELE.
NO FRU AGM.THIS CURRENT BOARD AND CEO IS POWER HUNGRY PEOPLE.
THEY BEEN IN FRU BOARD FOR YEARS BUT FRU HAVENT PROGRESSED.
THEY ALWAYS LOOK FOR MONEY FOR RWC.
ITS SHOWS THE BOARD MEMBERS ARE FULL OF SHIT AND EGO.
KICK THEM OUT LEGALLY .
MAJOR/MINOR UNION SHOULD CALL FOR THE SPECIAL AGM AS UNDER THE FRU CONSTITUTION.
THE MINISTER OF SPORTS AND GOVT DOESNT UNDERSTAND THE FRU CONSTITUTION.GO READ IT.
THE MINISTER OF SPORTS SHOULD CALL A MEETING WITH ALL MAJOR/MINOR RUGBY UNION PRESIDENTS AND THAN ADVISE THEM TO CALL SPECIAL AGM AS PER FRU CONSTITUTION AND FIRE THE CURRENT BOARD.
THIS IS LEGAL AND FRU/IRB AND GOVT OF FIJI HAVE TO ACCEPT IT.

Anonymous said...

ratu said.
i am ratu mai ra.
the ra people have fought for won for the truth and justice.
we have lot of liumuri people in fiji.
we fijian have to unite and fight the corrupt people.
mai na mai.

Anonymous said...

To Anon @ Jan 24th, 12.22pm - WHOSE MONEY DID KENI STEAL? CAN YOU PROVIDE FACTS? SO WE CAN ALL DECIDE FOR OURSELVES WHO IS REALLY THE BIG THIEF? WHY DO YOU KEEP HARPING ABOUT THE NATADOLA PROJECT WHEN YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT??? ARE YOU JUST REPEATING THE ONE SIDED CENSORED MEDIA PROPAGANDA CONTROLLED BY VOREQE & KHAIYUM & CO? KENI IS A SELF MADE MAN, HARD WORKING AND EATS FROM THE SWEAT OF HIS HEAD, HE IS NOT STEALING FROM ANYBODY IN ORDER TO FEED HIS MOUTH - COMPARED TO VOREQE & ILLEGAL REGIME, WITH VOREQE & FAMILY & FRIENDS WHO ARE ENJOYING STEALING FROM THE PEOPLE OF FIJI WITHOUT EARNING WHAT THEY HAVE, THEY JUST GRAB POWER AND IMPOSE ON EVERYBODY AND AGAINST EVERYBODY'S WILL. KENI & BOARD WERE ELECTED AT THE FRU AGM BY ITS MEMBERS AGAINST MILITARY DESIRE TO BULLDOSE FRU WITH FRANCIS KEAN (VOREQE'S MURDERER BRO IN LAW) & ROKO ULUI. THERE WAS ACCUSATION THAT KENI & BOARD WERE CHEWING FRU MONEY, AT THE AGM EVERYTHING WAS PRESENTED, IN THEIR FACES (MILITARY & VOREQE, THEIR AGENDA DID NOT WORK) NOW THEY TRYING AGAIN? WHAT WAS WRONG WITH DOING A LOTTERY TO FINANCE THE FIJI RUGBY TEAM? WITHOUT EVEN GIVING THE FRU A CHANCE TO EXPLAIN ITSELF AND PUT A CLOSER TO THE LOTTERY, THEY SENT OFFICERS TO FRU TO COLLECT WHATEVER THEY COULD AND NOW USING THAT TO ACCUSE FRU BOARD THAT LOTTTERY MONEY WAS NOT IN ORDER, HOW CAN IT BE, WHEN THEY TOOK DOCUMENTS, LOTERY TICKETS, ETC OUT WITHOUT PROPER PROCEDURE AND CONSULTATION WITH FRU BOARD, THEY TOOK THOSE STUFF AND CREATED THEIR OWN STORY TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC!!!
AND FOR YOUR INFO ANON, KENI IS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN, HE WON THE TENDER TO BE PROJECT MANAGER FOR NATADOLA, BEFORE WE CAN EVEN SEE ANY SUCCESS IN THE PROJECT, THE ILLEGAL REGIME TOOK OVER, SO WHERE IS THE NATADOLA TODAY? THANKS TO VOREQE, DANIEL URAI, FELIX ANTHONY, AISAKE TAITO, AND GANG FOR CONNING THE PEOPLE OF FIJI, NOW YOU GO TRY GET A NORMAL FNPF LOAN - EDUCATION OR UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, IT IS REJECTED, WHY? BECAUSE FNPF IS BROKE, THAT IS WHERE THE $3MILLION THAT VOREQE WAS PROMISING TO GIVE FRU, STEAL FROM ONE POOL TO MEET ANOTHER NEED? THAT IS THIEVING AT ITS BEST BY VOREQE & HIS CRONIES, GET IT RIGHT, KENI IS NO THIEVE, AND IS NOT THE CAUSE OF ALL THE MESS IN FIJI, GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT, DUH ... IT IS VOREQE AND CO!!! NOW VOREQE HAS MET ITS MATCH, GO IRB GO!!! END RESULT, FIJI RUGBY LOSES OUT WHICH MEANS THE FIJIAN I TAUKEI OF FIJI!!! NOT THE VOREQE/KAIYUM TALIBANS!!!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 5.47pm Jan 26.

Totally support everything you said. It is so frustrating to read most of the garbage that people spew on to this site. As a former player in Fiji's local competition, I only wish these critics will go down to the FRU office and see for themselves what is happenning in there.People would be surprised. I spent 9 years playing with the western districts. As players and officials, we understand the limitations FRU has in terms of funding, even at district and club level. But, because of our love for rugby people make do with what we have. Sometimes just a sandwich after a game.Eventhough, certain games attract good crowds but with all expenses taken care of, not much is left. FRU has no grounds, it has to hire. However, come World Cup time (7s or 15s)we've always been thankful to the various governments for their assistance.Despite, our politics the same was extended to the current government. As fears were confirmed by the budget, FRU had to improvise, thus the lottery.
Now FRU executives are being abused and accused for certain misdeeds.Keni and Bill are special people.Not only are they professionals, over the years they have gone to the extent of using their own personal resources in the name of rugby.

The most painful thing now is that many have brought racial politics and personal baggage to attack the sport most indigenous Fijian will die for. {Rugby to indigenous Fijians is like soccer to the Indo-Fijians}-Any offense for the use of certain words is sincerely regretted.

Best Wishes for Fiji's 2011 RWC Campaign