Tikoisuva: Never any question of Fiji not competing at the RWC Underline 21 June, 2011 Newly appointed Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) acting chief executive officer Pio Tikoisuva has revealed recent media speculation about replacing the Flying Fijians at the Rugby World Cup is redundant as there can be no question of Fiji not participating at World Rugby’s pinnacle event. 

“The Fiji Rugby Union is participating at the Rugby World Cup – it’s as simple as that, as far as the FRU is concerned there has never been any question of Fiji pulling out of the event, it is merely media conjecture and speculation,” Tikoisuva said, adding “so this issue of replacing us should we pull out is meaningless as that simply isn’t going to happen.” 

“The Flying Fijians will be at the World Cup and will be there to compete and we will be competitive regardless of the quality of the opposition,” Tikoisuva said emphatically. 

A statement from William Glenwright, the IRB’s General Manager - Oceania, reflects Tikoisuva’s comments. In the statement Glenwright revealed the IRB has indeed not released any statement in relation to a replacement for Fiji and there were indeed no such plans. 

“Fiji will be participating at the Rugby World Cup and any media reports to the contrary are false and are certainly not based on any discussions with anyone from the IRB,” Glenwright said. 

Fiji opens its RWC campaign against Namibia on 10 September.
Other June 2011 News Underline
Flying Fijians team list versus Tonga 28 June, 2011 
Nadroga beat Suva 13-9 to claim the Digicel Cup 26 June, 2011 
Flying Fijians PNC squad named 24 June, 2011 
Digicel Cup Final team lists 24 June, 2011 
Fiji U20s humble Wales 34-20 23 June, 2011 
Waqa to manage Flying Fijians 21 June, 2011 
Tikoisuva: Never any question of Fiji not competing at the RWC 21 June, 2011 
Tikoisuva appointed Fiji Rugby's acting CEO 20 June, 2011 
Fiji U20 beat Tonga and enter 5th place semi-final 19 June, 2011 
Fiji U20s need bonus point win against Tonga 18 June, 2011 
Suva defeat Naitasiri to make Digicel Cup final 18 June, 2011 
Fiji RWC 50 man training squad named 18 June, 2011 
Lee Smith's Coaching Corner: The Development of Attacking Play (Part 6) 16 June, 2011 
Digicel Cup Semi-Final Two team lists 16 June, 2011 
Dakuidreketi resigns as Fiji Rugby CEO 15 June, 2011 
Young Fijians test Australia 15 June, 2011 
Fiji U20 go down fighting against France 24-12 11 June, 2011 
England Survive Scare on Day One of IRB Junior World Championship 11 June, 2011 
Nadroga thrash Northland 42-10 in Digicel Cup semi 11 June, 2011 
Nacewa and Qovu out of RWC 10 June, 2011 
Lee Smith's Coaching Corner: The Development of Attacking Play (Part 5) 09 June, 2011 
Gabiriele's Gold, Caucau's silverware 09 June, 2011 
Digicel Cup Semi-Final One team lists 09 June, 2011 
Nakarawa on the radar 09 June, 2011 
BSP Farebrother-Sullivan Challenge order announced 06 June, 2011 
Deacon's plates 05 June, 2011 
Suva beats Naitasiri to claim home semi-final 05 June, 2011 
Domoni announces PNC squad 04 June, 2011 
Two more Fiji Rugby Kaji players head for the UK 03 June, 2011 
Fiji U20 squad named for JWC 03 June, 2011 
Fraser impressed by locals 02 June, 2011 
European Rugby Season - closing credits: part 1 02 June, 2011 
Reflective Practise in Physiotherapy 01 June, 2011 
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