Insurance dispute between World Rugby and Premiership Rugby Limited continues: Mckee
December 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Fiji head coach John McKee
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians coach, John McKee says discussion on the insurance dispute between World Rugby and Premiership Rugby Limited continues.
The insurance dispute will likely affect the release of players including Fijian players who are playing for clubs in Europe.
According to the current arrangement the English Premiership Rugby will release players to their respective national teams in mid-August – just thirty-five days prior to the starting of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
McKee says the two parties are still negotiating and the outcome will be made public in the New Year.
He says as a result he is unable to provide any considerable comments on the matter at this stage.
Fijians who are currently playing the Premiership rugby are Leicester’s Campese Ma’afu, Newcastle Falcons trio Tevita Cavubati, Nemani Nagusa and Vereniki Goneva and many others.
Meanwhile, Fiji is pooled with Australia, Wales, Georgia and Uruguay in the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.