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World Rugby makes stand clear on Nasilasila situation

World Rugby makes stand clear on Nasilasila situation

By Semi Turaga
Sunday 26/07/2020
Amenoni Nasilasila

World Rugby says it does not condone any person convicted of a serious crime and currently serving their sentence undertaking any official rugby activities under Union jurisdiction.

In a statement released last night, World Rugby says following reaction from many areas to reports regarding the alleged participation of Amenoni Nasilasila for the Namosi team in Fiji, this position has been clearly communicated to the relevant bodies who have confirmed that the player in question was not permitted to participate in such activity.

It further says rugby’s core values are fundamental to the game and World Rugby will continue to drive positive action to ensure they are reflected across the sport, on and off the field.

The world governing body for rugby says as such, World Rugby is fully supportive of and will continue to work with Oceania Rugby and its Unions on the important work being undertaken in the region in partnership with ChildFund and UN Women.

Nasilasila who raped a 24-year-old woman in a settlement in Sigatoka on 22nd December 2018 was spotted training with the Namosi rugby team earlier this month at the Suva Grammar School ground.

On 29th October last year, Nasilasila also took part in a scrimmage session between the Tuvalu 7s team and the Wardens Team which was preparing for the Oceania Rugby Sevens tournament.

This was only five days after he was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment by Judge Justice Daniel Goundar in the Lautoka High Court.

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3. Oceania Rugby extremely disappointed with Nasilasila being connected with unofficial scrimmage

4. Tuvalu Rugby Union formally retracts comments made regarding Nasilasila

5. Fiji women’s rights groups appalled at Nasilasila being allowed to take part in Wardens scrimmage session

6. Fiji Corrections Service silent on Nasilasila's involvement in unofficial Oceania 7s scrimmage session

7. My Facebook post about Nasilasila must not be construed as the opinion of the government - Koroilavesau

8. Nasilasila is now undergoing the relevant rehabilitation program - Fiji Corrections Service

9. Koroilavesau deletes Facebook post regarding Nasilasila after continued criticism

10. No comments from Namosi Rugby Union and Fiji Corrections Service on Nasilasila situation

11. Nasilasila has completed the necessary rehabilitation treatment programs to be eligible for activities like rugby – Fiji Corrections

12. Widespread condemnation after those speaking out about Nasilasila are attacked with racist remarks and called to be raped

13. Petition launched to demand Constitutional Offices Commission to investigate Fiji Corrections Service

14. Activist who received rape and death threats to lodge complaint with the Online Safety Commission and Police

15. Ashwin Raj says social media posts calling for the rape of people should be reported to Police

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