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Former Fiji NRL chairman calls for management to resign

02 March 2018

Posted in: Pacific Radio News,

The former chairman of Fiji's NRL is urging top rugby league officials to resign to allow new blood into the organisation, after financial mishaps and allegations of poor management. 

Fiji Bati during the Rugby League World Cup 2017. Photo/ NRL.

Fiji's rugby league internationals, led by captain Kevin Naiqama, have been in disputes with their bosses over outstanding payments and the competence of the FNRL.

Naiqama has previously said without leadership changes in the organisation, Fiji's top stars will refuse to make themselves available for games. 

Now former FNRL chair, Dr. Immanuel Reuben, has told Australia's ABC he thinks his successor, Filimoni Vodarogo and the organisation's chief executive, Timoci Naleba, should resign if the players call them to. 

He says the upcoming AGM on April 7 is a good chance to change the leadership.

Former FNRL chair Dr. Immanuel Reuben. Photo/ Fiji TV. 

Tags: Fiji, sport,