S.R.U. should be separate from government

12 November 2017

Dear Editor

Re: World Rugby, S.R.U. disagree

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Detailed explanation is required from the Samoa Rugby Union of where the £7 million (24 million Samoan Tala) received from World Rugby if they are to be believed for years 2015 and up to 2019 went.

Samoa Rugby Union should be a separate entity, with no government involvement whatsoever. It is one of the reasons why corporates shied away from throwing money into sponsorship for Manu Samoa.

I have witnessed from watching on TV empty seats when there is a big game played between Manu Samoa and visiting international teams. It is the S.R.U.’s job to go all out and make sure all those empty seats are filled if it is serious about making money.

 

Rosie Kelly

12 November 2017

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