24 Jan 2011

IRB bosses to travel to Fiji to discuss management

11:26 am on 24 January 2011

The International Rugby Board's top officials will travel to Fiji next month to discuss their concerns over proposed changes to the FRU's management structure.

This follows controversy about a fundraising lottery the FRU ran last year, which is being investigated by the Commerce Commission.

The interim government demanded that the board resign and said it would only provide funds towards Fiji's Rugby World Cup campaign if a new administration was installed.

The board agreed but the Acting Chairman, Rafaele Kasibulu, says, after a request from IRB CEO Mike Miller, a Special General Meeting that was to elect it's replacements is now on hold.

"He said that they will want to meet with the current board - the current board members. He said that, they also asked that, all positions and structures of FRU to remain as."

Rafaele Kasibulu says the current Board will meet with Miller and IRB Chairman Bernard Lapasset in Suva in the first week of February.

He also confirmed that the board did not accept the resignation of Chief Executive Keni Dakuidreketi in order to remain in line with the IRB's request.