28 Jan 2014

Sport: Fiji rugby coach loses job amidst funding crisis

11:27 am on 28 January 2014

The Fiji Rugby Union has terminated the contracts of five employees, including fifteens head coach Inoke Male, with immediate effect, in an attempt to address the financial crisis engulfing the administration.

Earlier this month the International Rugby Board suspended direct funding of more than 1.8 million dollars to the Union, citing the FRU's failure to agree to the implementation of key recommendations from a major review.

Some of the positions have been made redundant, some will be re-advertised whilst the responsibilities of others have been absorbed by current staff.

The FRU says the departing staff will be paid two to three months salary as part of the termination clauses in their respective contracts.

The Flying Fijians next international is a home test against Pacific rivals Tonga in June.