FRU refutes Ryan's claims on Fiji 7s bid
January 24, 2018 11:36 pm
The Fiji Rugby Union has clarified the figures quoted by former Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan in terms of the cost of the bid for a World Rugby 7s Series Leg, have been greatly exaggerated and are not factual.
Ryan has made claims on social media that overseas consultants have asked for a budget of $1 million just to put together the bid.
The FRU in a statement says they note Ryan’s opinion and is fully aware of his views since FRU had sought his support for the Bid in August last year.
The FRU says Ryan had declined this prior to the FRU making the decision to proceed with the Bid.
In the statement FRU also says this is their first attempt to bid to host a World Rugby 7s Series Leg in the Home of Sevens Rugby and FRU is committed to the bid.
The FRU says they will do all they can to bring home a leg of the World Sevens Series and prove to the World that Fiji can run such a global event successfully.
In addition to this, the FRU says all costs associated with the promotion of the bid on local television and radio stations have been met by those stations at no cost to the FRU in support of their bid.
The FRU has also thanked all the organizations and Fijians who have signed up their support for the bid.
The FRU has also urged all Fijians to continue to support their bid since hosting such a global event will not only benefit Rugby but all Fijians and more importantly the country.