5 Jul 2007

Fiji rugby team manager rejects marijuana smoking claim

10:17 am on 5 July 2007

The manager of the Fiji Rugby Union team has denied allegations that officials smoked marijuana before a match against the Wallabies in Perth last month.

Pio Bosco Tikoisuva says it's a serious accusation with no basis of fact at all.

The claim, reported by an AFP correspondent in Suva, came from two players who said the team was kept waiting on their bus before the match while two officials smoked the illegal drug at their hotel.

Tikoisuva's denial has been supported by the Fiji captain and the High Performance manager.