FIJI’S World Cup captain Kevin Naiqama says players will boycott future Test matches unless the two men at the top of the country’s rugby league body are ousted.
And their bid to enter the NSW Cup could be thwarted by the very men running the game in Fiji — CEO Timoci Naleba and chairman Filimoni Vosoroga.
Naiqama led Fiji to an incredible World Cup semi final berth in what was the fairytale story of the international tournament last year.
But there’s a dark underbelly to the story, with players receiving delayed match payments and having bonus money withheld altogether by the Fiji National Rugby League (FNRL).
On Thursday, Naiqama revealed players are still owed $3125 each for reaching the semi finals. That’s more than three months after the tournament finished.
The money has now been moved from the FNRL coffers to the RLIF and Naiqama is completing the process to ensure his teammates get the bonus cash.