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Friday, October 28, 2011

FRU punishes players and selectors for Rugby World Cup disaster

REGIME HIERARCHY: Leading from the front? We think not. pic MINFO

So the military regime can clean up when it wants to.  In a harsh move following on from the disastrous Fiji campaign at the Rugby World Cup, the Fiji Rugby Union has dismissed the Flying Fijians team and  selectors.

The decision was announced by the FRU chairman, Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga, who said it was part of seven recommendations the board approved at a meeting last night. 

FBC quoted Tikoitoga today as saying: "The board has also agreed to dismiss the current national selectors and we will choose our next selectors from the group of contracted coaches from the major unions. The board has also agreed to put some of our permanent staff on temporary employment."

The first two players to be told they had been given the boot were coach Samu Domoni and High Performance Unit manager, Talemo Waqa. 

Fiji Village is, meanwhile, reporting that the FRU has also identified the players who it says did not abide by their contracts while in New Zealand. It says these players went out night clubbing and "will face the consequences with their final payment of $15,000 dollars to be deducted."

Players were to be paid $30,000 all up: $15,000 before the tournament and the rest after. All vacant posts will now be advertised and some people will be able to reapply but pay cuts are tipped. The position of CEO is expected to be appointed in January.

Fiji's performance at the tournament was the worse out of all of the Pacific teams; so bad that it no longer has automatic qualification and will have to earn a place in the next World Cup in 2015. 

Critics have blamed the regime for Fiji's shabby performance saying the military takeover of the FRU months before the tournament was responsible for destabilising the Flying Fijians' campaign.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Its better for all of them to go. Even the corrupt regime with all its illegal leaders. We need a fresh and new government and install the 1997 constitution with a democratic elected government...Clean all the rubbish dump all of them in Lami rubbish dump...Including Bainivore,,,Cekeitoga and the Kulina..


vinaka...ya..

Anonymous said...

Too much talk, hot air only.... Tikoitoga.


Tikoitoga said previously when the team arrived back at Nadi Airport that HE TOOK ALL RESPONSIBILITY for the poor performance of the Fiji XV team. But now??

Why FRU took all these displinary actions without Tikoitoga as from his words, he should have been the 1st head to roll.

This tikoitoga is just another liar.

Anonymous said...

which non-patriotic idiots went clubbing and boozing...dimwits...wasted our $3m

EYE FOR EYE said...

What you guys standing at ease for. why dont you guys shoot that clown standin on that plateform his only there for his pocket, while the nation suffer. come on guys wake up dont leave it to long. gaddafi dead, he should be dead too.our nation is suffering it will get worst if dont stop him now. EYE FOR EYE.

Baiya said...

Typical of this government ......blame everyone else but oneself!!!

Ratu said...

Absolutely, it was the interference of the military Govt and militarisation of the FRU that demoralised the whole Rugby union including players.

The disasterous failure was obvious and predictable well before the RWC tournament.

On top of that the shinaniguns that was ochestrated by the illegal regime to have the army players AND ARMY OFFICIALS enter NZ through the backdoor......which failed miserably.

Thank you God for the dramatic failure of the FRU in putting up a credible performance.

As long as we have this illegal Govt and the continuing interference of Bainimarama and his family public funded sports international tours....Fiji will contunue to perform poorly in all international sports.

OUR COMBINED CURSES ON THE ILLEGAL GOVT AND THE DICTATOR'S FAMILY WILL ENSURE FUTURE FAILURES TO CONTINUE

Solution?????????Get ri of this impositor the illegal dictator.

Toso Viti said...

Sack them all,the world is now in performance based mode,you don't perform,out the door you go coach,manager,ceo,selectors,etc.Get worthy people onboard.Come on Fiji! There is a lot out there man!

ex Fiji tourist said...

This tikoitoga clown is the main reason for the poor showing of the flopping Fijians. Imagine the 'president' of any RU so close to a world cup threatening a boycott because he couldn't go as he was a criminal.

No wonder the players were so despondent.

The military morons who have highjacked FRu are the ones to go; not the coaches and players.

The incompetence of the Fijian military is highlighted every day with more and more stuff-ups.

Tikoitoga and his motley crew could organise a piss-up in a brewery.

Anonymous said...

franks son in law one of the development officers in fru will get his job back

Anonymous said...

Everything the military is involved in = disaster netball,rugby,economy,air pacific,etc. Maybe they got "midas pupu touch"

Anonymous said...

To the administrator of 4.5...your conditions for blogging should also include " IF YOU AGREE WITH THE REGIME YOU WILL NOT BE PUBLISHED. WE HAVE OUR OWN MEDIA DECREE." Vin aka 4.5

Aiyarsehole Khaiyum said...

Cekeitoga and his half brother Vuaka are the culprits.

Anonymous said...

What you waiting for Tikoitoga...kaba cake ga yani o luvata na nonai suluvakataga o samulaki koya yani...daru vei samuraki...drau yavu macawa, kawa ca....

Anonymous said...

Illegal regime should sack itself first for incompetence and corruption first. The poor performance of the Fiji Rugby team is a reflection of current poor state of Fiji overall due to terrible leadership and shocking economy.

Bai and ASK Hater said...

Bai, you look like a dumbass in the photo. You have no qualities of a leader. You are simply a big loser.

Go and farm your casabas in you backyard. This is where you belong Bai.

Anonymous said...

The big loser happens to have the top job in the country whether you like ir not, BAI ASK HATER. Heeeellllloooooo!!!!! He also has his boots up your shit creek.

Semi Meo said...

The photo caption should read: "The blind leading the blind"

Anonymous said...

can see all the kulina's bodyguard at the background
ni yavu sotia macawa....

Time for Action - Get rid of Bai and Kaiyum said...

Why isn't anyone doing anything to get rid of this illegal regime.

I am sick of all the talk. Time for some action and to get rid of Bai and Kaiyum.

TIME FOR ACTION GUYS.

Anonymous said...

sack pio bosco too and all fru board members and illegal regime govt.
get overseas people to run fru/ffa,
enough of lying fijians.not flying any more.
get g henry to run fru.
also fru need to be accountable of 3 million fiji tax payers funds.
rajesh

Anonymous said...

Bai's son in law can get his job back but as long as he doesn't get to be ceo.. the public will rise against that!

solomone said...

sack all those that took the team to RWC....and plis stop looking for players playing in Europe,there days are long gone.....wonder why no FRU selectors came to NZ and look at the calibre of fijian boys playing here in new zealand....FRU dou tovolea mada mo dou vakayagataka nomudou qavokavoka ka kua na vakavanua....

Anonymous said...

Good one Mr Tikoitoga.
Give all of them at FRU House on notice. Get all of them to give you all their thoughts of how to rejuvenate Fijian Rugby. Allow them to have a good Christmas with their families and start the culling / deconstruction /cleaning process in January.
You have started well with a mastermove of waiting and then acting. In doing so you have effectively removed most of the charged emotions from this process. Well done.
In this clean-up process please do not let any part of the Fijian rugby sacrosanct. Our problems sadly are deeply rooted so the task ahead is one is a tough one, a thankless one but it needed to be done. Like they say : if you continue to do the same, you will continue to get the same results. and you can do it.
Please remember, Wales did exactly the same after the World Cup after Tambua and his men beat them in that famous game.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

au nanuma sara na nona veiliutaki o saddam gauna e bula voli kina,lako na timi ni soccer mai iraki lai qito ena asian cup competion i saudi arabia..

ratou qai druka mai na timi ni iraki vei bahrain ena quaters,lesu i iraki sa sureta sara na timi ni soccer o saddam ena dua na kana vata ni vakavinavinaka vei ratou na lewe ni timi ni soccer..


sa vakarautaki ratou nona tamata o saddam ena kana qoka,ni ratou sa yaco yani na lewe ni timi ni soccer sa ra kau sara ena dua na rumu lala me ra wawa kina,sa qai kacivi ira nona yadra o saddam me ra curu kina..qai cava mada..


era qai laulauvana kece na lewe ni timi ni soccer kei na coach,manidia
me ra kawabokotaki yani...

io na veika mai caka ya vei ira,me caka ena FRU vale vulavula kei ira kece na vakawiliwili se valevu benu
tiko eloma ya.....caka vei ira na mataqali ka cakava o saddam....

tinia vaka1 na corrupsions ya...

qo ga o saddiq...

mark manning said...

Frank Bainimarama :-
http://www.flickr.com/photos/catherine-g/3394869242/
Of little to no significance in the Pacific !

Anonymous said...

@ Oct 30, 2011 12.20pm - YOU ARE A SICK PERSON!!! O KAI VEI O IKO? NA QITO WALEGA YA, ME CAVA SARA ME RA LAI LAUVANA KINA - SA DUA NA VAKASAMA MACAWA, VAKASAMA BUTOBUTO O KAUTA MAI O IKO MO VAKASAMATAKA TU MERA LAUVANA NA TINI NI RAKAVI NI VITI!!!

Anonymous said...

why blame the players.
selectors/managers/coaches to be blamed.
why didnt you get local players from nadro/naitasiri to play in rwc.
nadro beat fiji team twice.
wrong people leading fru.
look at nzrfu is run by an elite ex ab and samoan man brian williams.
fiji too much talk and liumuri.

Anonymous said...

One should take a very close look at how Tikoitoga's facial expression is saying? One of the soldier says that he was sacked by Bai for giving out important information to the publics?He used to stand where Tikoitoga was, as he was Bai's top bodyguard. But he's been having a major problem with Bai Body odor; and the facts that Bai normally lost winds, everytime there is a Loud cracks or Noise?He told his buddy and the commander heard of it and the rest
is history!

Anonymous said...

Some how we all seem to be forgetting what got us into this rugby in the first place? Yes they sacked Tabua but went and got someone who was not even coaching rugby but workin out in Western Australia! But the beauty of this selection came form a letter written by Gavoka a few weeks back in the Fiji times letter to the editor. He says that they asked their counterparts in Australia to recommend a coach for Fiji and Samu Domonis name came up! Goodness do you think if Domoni was so good the Ausse would have recommended him? They had to make sure that Fiji was never going to be a threat to the Aussies-yet in the same articleGavoka says Domoni came to understudy the 2 Aussie coaches -so my question is why was he made HEADCOACH? In fact this basically means he as their "boy"? No amount of bloddletting will solve this complex problem, because just as the processes that has Frank sitting leading this country today was also played out by the politics of those that ran the FRU!We eat of the fruits of the plants that we sow-so why complain now!By the time ur players ran onto the rugby filed against Namibia they had already lost the game ie in their "head"!The game against Namibia showed up the weaknesses yet none wanted to admit it? Why? It was too damn late! They had 2 Psycologist-what were the players so "cookoo" they needed so much counselling? Mybe they should have included a Psychiatrist and some cookoo medicine to keep them all awake including the management! Have we learnt our lessons yet? I doubt it? No diffrent from the coups supports -can't cry foul now when you were too happy to support the first one?? Dri Yani-

Anonymous said...

@October 30, 2011 4:58 PM...

IO DINA O IKO BRO. BUT NOW ITS THE OTHER WAY ROUND. I LIU LAUVANA NA TIMI NI SOCCER..IKO RAIRAI A TAURA CALA VOSOTA...QO ME LAUVANA GA O BAINIVORE KEI TIKOICEKE...


VINAKA

Anonymous said...

Breaking news...Mr Bainimarama-PM-Minister of Fijian Affairs-Minister of Finance-Minister of Local Government-etc,etc,-is planning to step down due to complains from all his top military
advisors.Apparently this has to do with his body odor and windbreaking
incidents, which the poor guy can't control?Anywho, he's decided to take one for the troop?But first he's decided to take a world-wind trips, to the middle eastern and Asian countries before his full retirement!However, the military council was not too happy about Bais snappy decision;and are planning to send Tikoitoga, with a whales tooth, to
ask the commander to stay-on till the election in 2014. Tikoitoga is willing to takes all the offenssive
odor&windbreaks the commander may discharged during the interim!