Stop using Fiji 7s players for political mileage: FRU

Fiji Rugby Union has directed Fiji 7s players and management to refrain from participating or being personally involved in any political party events, meetings, gatherings, or public relations. 

This follows reports that certain political parties, groups, and individuals were trying to use the Fiji Airways Fijian Fiji 7s Team win at the RWC in Cape Town for political mileage under the disguise of a celebration.

“Political parties, groups, and individuals are reminded to act professionally and responsibly and not use the RWC 7s win and players for their personal and political advantage,” Fiji Rugby Chairman Commodore Humphrey Tawake said.

“The Fiji Rugby 7s players are professional players who are strictly guided by a Code of Conduct. The general public is advised that the appearance of Fiji 7s players and the display of the Melrose Cup will only occur in FRU sanctioned events.”

FRU is mindful that since the national event on 16 September to celebrate the Rugby World Cup win in South Africa, players’ families and relatives have conducted their own celebrations in the comfort of their respective villages and communities.

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