Fiji bosses fired

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:00
The Fiji Rugby Union has sacked its national selectors in one of its first public responses to the failure of the Fijian team at the World Cup.

The Fiji Rugby Union has sacked its national selectors in one of its first public responses to the failure of the Fijian team at the World Cup.

The Fiji Broadcasting Corporation reported on Friday that coach Sam Domoni was likely to be sacked along with Talemo Waqa, head of Fiji's High Performance Unit.

The union's board met in Suva on Thursday and approved seven recommendations of its World Cup review committee which likely include the dismissal of senior coaching staff and management.

Union chairman Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga said no public statement would be made on the extent of those dismissals until the individuals had been informed.

Tikoitoga told the FBC that as union chairman he accepted responsibility for the Fiji team's performance at the World Cup, where it won only one match against lowly ranked Namibia. But he said unlike past administrations, the current board would not resign but would concentrate on restoring the strength and credibility of the country's rugby program.

Almost all administrative positions will be advertised and current officeholders will likely have to reapply for their jobs. The position of chief executive has already been advertised and will be filled by January.

Tikoitoga said the board would fully account for the F$3-million (US$1.7-million) in government funds spent on the Fiji team's World Cup campaign. The board was currently awaiting a financial report from the Fiji team management.

"We haven't got our final financial report from the management on the government funds used, but we will certainly be going back to government with a full report on all the acquittals of the government funds used," Tikoitoga said.

"Having said that, we are fully aware that we are responsible to the taxpayers and we need to take some drastic measures to change things so that we can at least tell the government that the money they had given us was not totally thrown away."


There are currently no matches being played
Tue, 06 October 2015
Canada v Romania 15h45 Leicester
Fiji v Uruguay 19h00 Milton Keynes
Wed, 07 October 2015
South Africa v United States 15h45 London
Namibia v Georgia 19h00 Exeter
Fri, 09 October 2015
Western Province v EP Kings 16h00 Newlands
Pumas v Blue Bulls 16h00 Mbombela Stadium
New Zealand v Tonga 19h00 Newcastle
Sat, 10 October 2015
Golden Lions v Griquas 12h00 Ellis Park
Samoa v Scotland 13h30 Newcastle
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 14h05 Bloemfontein
Australia v Wales 15h45 London
England v Uruguay 19h00 Manchester
Sun, 11 October 2015
Argentina v Namibia 11h00 Leicester
Italy v Romania 13h30 Exeter
France v Ireland 15h45 Cardiff
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Australia 3 3 0 0 13
Wales 3 3 0 0 13
England 3 1 0 2 6
Fiji 3 0 0 3 0
Uruguay 2 0 0 2 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa 3 2 0 1 11
Scotland 3 2 0 1 10
Japan 3 2 0 1 8
Samoa 3 1 0 2 4
United States 2 0 0 2 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 3 3 0 0 14
Argentina 3 2 0 1 10
Tonga 3 1 0 2 6
Georgia 3 1 0 2 4
Namibia 2 0 0 2 0
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland 3 3 0 0 14
France 3 3 0 0 14
Italy 3 1 0 2 5
Canada 3 0 0 3 1
Romania 2 0 0 2 0