21st November 12:54 AM
Acting PM says Govt will help fund a World 7s Series tournament if Fiji's bid is successful
By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 13/03/2018
Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum confirms that the government will put in the money to ensure that Fiji hosts a successful leg of the World Rugby 7s Series if Fiji wins the bid to host a tournament.

Sayed-Khaiyum has confirmed in parliament that it could cost over $10 million to host the tournament.

He revealed this in parliament after SODELPA MP, Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu asked Sayed-Khaiyum if the government can have a 7s tournament but not through the Fiji Rugby Union.

Sayed-Khaiyum says the 7s tournament has to be sanctioned by World Rugby to give it credibility.

He says this is the reason for bidding to host a leg in the World Rugby Series.

Sayed-Khaiyum says there are many options on building the infrastructure for the 7s tournament, and Fijian Holdings Limited is also looking at a permanent structure.

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