Poor dictator Frank Bainimarama and his hopeless hankering to be part of rugby's biggest occasion this year.
The illegal leader continues to try to move the goalpost and touch down, even though he's been told NZ wont waive the travel sanctions.
The deluded dictator was banking that his promise of 3 million dollars might help get him to the international tournament in September.
He has now threatened to stop the Flying Fijians and the Sevens team from attending either the Cup or next weeks Adelaide 7s tournament if the bans aren't relaxed.
He told the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation the Fiji Rugby Union do not deserve to be given the $3 million at this stage as they have not taken responsibility or have the will to fight for the best players to represent the country.
He said the FRU should push the International Rugby Board to pressure Australia and New Zealand to give visas to soldiers who represent the country and are participating in IRB sanctioned tournaments.
Fiji village had earlier reported the Fiji Rugby Union had provided the IRB with a list of players in both Sevens and Rugby World Cup squads that are currently affected by the travel bans imposed by Australia and NZ.
Fijivillage reported that the IRB said they are having ongoing dialogue with both countries but both ultimately NZ and Australia reserved the right to deny entry to any individual in accordance with their respective immigration policies.
An outraged Bainimarama was today quick to threaten to pull Fiji out completely.
Just a few months ago, Sports minister Filipe Bole said the regime would save the Flying Fijians.
But as always, it was with strings.
The IRB thwarted that move but Bainimarama is angling again to be part of the world cup action, playing hard ball.
How conveniently he forgets the travel bans are due to his 2006 coup.
The arrogance of the illegal leader suggests he can run wild on the international playing field as he does in Fiji, thanks to illegal decrees and bribing his soldiers with perks.
He may have his fans in Viti (check him out at the wedding of the treasonous AG to Ela Gavoka) but there are far and few in the real world.