Fiji Rugby Union sacks coach to save money

Last updated 06:08 28/01/2014

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Fiji's Rugby Union (FRU) has sacked its coach in what's being seen as a money saving-move.

Inoke Male was one of five staff dismissed in a restructuring that followed an International Rugby Board (IRB) review which included the suspension of financial aid, the Fiji Times reported.

The FRU said it made some positions redundant while the responsibilities of some positions would be absorbed by current staff and some positions would be re-advertised.

A disappointed Male, who was appointed head coach in January 2012, told AFP he had no warning his job was in jeopardy.

"My termination is out of my power. That is something the FRU board has decided," he said.

"I would have loved to have taken the team to the Pacific Rugby Cup, the World Cup qualifier against the Cook Islands and the Test matches in Europe in November."

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