13 Jan 2011

IRB happy with Fiji Rugby Union

4:06 pm on 13 January 2011

The International Rugby Board says it's received no evidence of maladministration on the part of the Fiji Rugby Union and is satisfied that its investment in the Union is being adequately managed.

The comment comes after the interim government wrote to the IRB expressing its concerns over the Commerce Commission's investigation into the Union's recent lottery draw.

The IRB's General Manager for Oceania, William Glenwright, says the issue is entirely a matter between the Commerce Commission and the Fiji Rugby Union and does not require its intervention.

"We're happy with the way that our investment's being managed by the Fiji Rugby Union. At this point in time there's no evidence of any maladministration and we're comfortable that the Union is working within the framework of its constitution and equally managing the IRB's investment in the union."

William Glenwright says the IRB is delighted the interim government has publicly pledged to provide 1.6 million US dollars towards Fiji's Rugby World Cup campaign.