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Police White 7s team suspended until further notice and an internal investigation to be conducted - Tudravu

Police White 7s team suspended until further notice and an internal investigation to be conducted - Tudravu

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Sunday 28/02/2021
The brawl between Police White and Raiwasa Taveuni at the Nawaka 7s yesterday. [image: Salote Maria Yaya/Facebook]

Acting Police Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu says the Police White 7s team has been suspended until further notice and he has directed an internal investigation to be conducted after two Police White players threw punches during the quarter-finals of the Nawaka 7s tournament yesterday.

The two players were red-carded.

Four players of the Police White team were also shown yellow cards after the brawl.

Many fans have raised serious concerns about the conduct of these players.

Tudravu says they are allowing these officers to play under their community policing concept in reaching out to the youths.

He adds he does not condone police officers wearing police jerseys to be involved in situations such as this.

Meanwhile, Fiji Rugby Union CEO John O’Connor says they are waiting for the report from the Nawaka 7s committee.

He says the issue should have been dealt with according to the Nawaka 7s Tournament Terms of Participation.

O’Connor adds they are also reviewing the incident before making any decisions.

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