|IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset with NZ PM John Key|
Fiji Rugby Union boss Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga is still crying about his visa being rejected by the New Zealand government.
Last week he applied to the NZ government for a visa allowing him to accompany the Flying Fijians to the Rugby World Cup , but he could go only as far as Nadi airport because New Zealand said he couldn't enter.
Now he has gone crying to the IRB to pressure NZ to allow him in. He says he is lodging an official complaint against the NZ government to the IRB.
Tikoitoga told the regime owned station, FBC, that he knew the visa would be rejected but the application had to be made to allow the New Zealand Government to make an official stand.
He said it is unfortunate that New Zealand has imposed politics upon an international event such as the Rugby World Cup.
"If they want to mix politics and sports then they must make it clear to the IRB and they should not be holding international tournaments if they're going to sanction who can come and play and who can’t. Unfortunately that is the stand they have taken and FRU, as such, will make its feelings known to IRB."
No doubt waiting on the sidelines to go to NZ as well are the illegal dictator Frank Bainimarama and other senior military personnel including Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.