|TIKOITOGA: Accepting blame for Fiji's shocker World Cup performance|
Mosese Tikoitoga has taken full responsibility for the Flying Fijian's miserable performance at the Rugby World Cup but insists his board had no say in naming the team.
Angry fans and bloggers have criticised players and coaches but have also singled out the military appointed Tikoitoga for Fiji's disastrous Cup campaign.
FBC says "even though the current board came in after the coaching panel and the team had been chosen, the FRU chairman says he now needs to make some tough decisions."
He is quoted as saying: "As chairman of the board I take full responsibility for what has happened. The buck stops with us. We've heard all the comments and criticism and we accept everything that's being said."
|Fiji Police Jazz band playing before the game|
Tikoitoga is part of the Nadi welcome home committee for the Flying Fijians and told FBC the team will be accorded a welcome ceremony be-fitting of any team to represent Fiji at the World Cup.
Disappointed fans were baying for blood after Fiji was beaten 27-7 by Samoa but the team's fortunes worsened yesterday when it was thrashed 66-nil by Wales.
Many fans have put the shoddy Cup performance down to the general woes of the country since Frank Bainimarama took control after a coup in December.
The unelected government says it pumped $3 million dollars in the World Cup campaign.
Earlier, FBC quoted FRU member and Comissioner Western Colonel Joeli Cawaki as saying changes will be made when the team arrives home.
Cawaki says the board will meet on Thursday adding it came into power when the team was already chosen, and could not do much but help with preparations required.
|BLOODY EFFORT: Fiji at the hands of Wales yesterday.|