Anonymous Fijians fined for drinking

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:00
The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has fined six players for going out drinking during their World Cup campaign which saw the Pacific island nation dumped out in the pool stage.

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) has fined six players for going out drinking during their World Cup campaign which saw the Pacific island nation dumped out in the pool stage.

FRU Chairman colonel Mosese Tikoitoga had ordered six players fined after they broke camp during the tournament to go drinking, contributing to the side's dismal showing, according to Radio Fiji.

"They went out nightclubbing, while some breached the clauses of their contract," Tikoitoga said.

He declined to name the players or reveal how much they had been fined.

The fijivillage.com news website reported all FRU posts would be advertised as a result of the World Cup flop.

Fiji went into the tournament with a reputation as giantkillers after reaching the quarterfinals in the 1987 and 2007 editions.

But the players failed to emerge from a tough pool group after being thrashed 66-0 by Wales, 49-3 by South Africa, succumbing 27-7 to Pacific rivals Samoa and leaking 25 points to unfancied Namibia in their only victory.

As a result, Fiji slipped from 12th to 16th in the world rankings but, perhaps more importantly, also dented the side's reputation for exciting, expansive rugby with a series of turgid, defensive displays.

AFP

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 30 September 2016
Golden Lions v Sharks 15h00 Johannesburg
EP Kings v Pumas 16h00 Nelspruit
Western Province v Boland 17h10 Cape Town
Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Rodney Parade
Connacht v Edinburgh 18h35 Sportsground
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
Bristol v Saracens 18h45 Ashton Gate
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Cardiff Blues v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
Tue, 04 October 2016
Edinburgh v Ulster 19h35 BT Murrayfield
WORLD CUP
MORE LOGS
Pool A
Team P W D L Pts
Australia 4 4 0 0 17
Wales 4 3 0 1 13
England 4 2 0 2 11
Fiji 4 1 0 3 5
Uruguay 4 0 0 4 0
Pool B
Team P W D L Pts
South Africa 4 3 0 1 16
Scotland 4 3 0 1 14
Japan 4 3 0 1 12
Samoa 4 1 0 3 6
United States 4 0 0 4 0
Pool C
Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 4 4 0 0 19
Argentina 4 3 0 1 15
Georgia 4 2 0 2 8
Tonga 4 1 0 3 6
Namibia 4 0 0 4 1
Pool D
Team P W D L Pts
Ireland 4 4 0 0 18
France 4 3 0 1 14
Italy 4 2 0 2 10
Romania 4 1 0 3 4
Canada 4 0 0 4 2
RELATED ARTICLES