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Players playing in World Rugby tournaments have medical insurance

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) confirmed that all the players playing in World Rugby sanctioned tournaments have medical insurance. A statement from FRU said that all the Fiji Rugby Union Teams both in the Sevens and in the Fifteens Code that participates in any World Rugby sanctioned Tournaments are covered by the ‘Travel’ and on […]

Nacanieli Tuilevuka

April 20, 2016 9:51 am

The Fiji Rugby Union (FRU) confirmed that all the players playing in World Rugby sanctioned tournaments have medical insurance.

A statement from FRU said that all the Fiji Rugby Union Teams both in the Sevens and in the Fifteens Code that participates in any World Rugby sanctioned Tournaments are covered by the ‘Travel’ and on ‘Field’ Medical Insurance policy which is a mandatory requirement from World Rugby to allow for participation.

The insurance policy cover includes coverage for all contracted and non-contracted players of any Fiji Team including the National under 20 Team.

The statement said Vodafone Fiji 7s player, Savenaca Rawaca was injured during the Fiji’s match against Canada at the Hong Kong 7s, as such is fully covered by the FRU insurance cover which includes any form of treatment or surgery required anywhere in the World.

In the case of Savenaca Rawaca, upon returning to Fiji and following his medical assessments, Rawaca’s initial treatment plan diagnosed by his Physician who advised him to continue treatment as an outpatient in the Outpatients Department at the Suva Private Hospital which FRU had facilitated.

The FRU acknowledges the assistance provided by the Fijian Teachers Association.

Fiji Teachers Association (FTA) President Gauna Halofaki said they used the FTA’s donated funds as a contribution to Fiji’s preparations for the Rio Olympics.

Mr. Halofaki said they paid $6,000 for Rawaca to be admitted at the Suva Private Hospital for six days.

The FRU had received calls from Rawaca in relation to his concerns about the media being involved and FRU had tried to intervene but the matter had already been covered by the Media.

FRU is calling on those intending to assist our National Rugby Representatives in a similar circumstance to contact FRU to avoid similar situations.

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