25 Jul 2007

Fiji government injects additional funding for rugby team

8:14 pm on 25 July 2007

Fiji's interim government has injected a further 72-thousand US dollars into its national rugby team's World Cup campaign.

It comes after an application by the Fiji Rugby Union for funding on top of the 260 thousand US dollars it received in the government's revised budget in March.

The government grants, supplemented by sponsorship, will help meet Fiji's estimated World Cup costs of $US 840 thousand

The interim government initially balked at the rugby union's request.

The FRU chief executive Timoci Tavanavanua said that's money they didn't have and that they are happy that something has come their way, thanking the government for their input.