THE Honiara Rugby Union (HRUA) president, Brian Taupiri has called for respect from all players and rugby clubs.
He made the call after the Solomon Islands Rugby Union (SIRUF) took over the case to deal with the issue surrounding the HRUA Division A grand finals.
Taupiri highlighted that any resolution cannot be solved by arguments.
“I’m calling for calm in regards to the current issue regarding the final match of division A.
“Let’s respect each other and let the responsible people sort out this matter.
“It had already happened and we can’t solve this by continuous arguments by trying to defend or explain, there will be an inquiry to the match report and a decisive group will table this matter under the tournament ground rules and the disciplinary committee in consultation with the governing body of rugby union SIRUF.
“We must always be positive towards the development of rugby and to do so means we must accept the mistakes we made, take responsibility by adhering to disciplinary actions and resolve from there and move in with the sport that we all love,” he said.
Taupiri discourages discrimination, racialism, and bringing disrepute to rugby saying that such an attitude can kill the game.
He called on all parties and persons involved in the recent incident to take responsibility and make amends to reconcile and move forward as the rugby community of Honiara.
“We have issues to be sorted out and we will learn from our errors in this season and improve next season, that’s the beauty of humanity, we fail, we learn, we rise and we move forward with the values of rugby,” he added.
The HRUA Division A final last week sparked controversies following the game’s turn-out and the match brawl which prompted SIRUF Disciplinary Committee to step in.
SIRUF Chief Executive Officer, Alivereti Mocelutu told Sun Sports that they will take on disciplinary action in regards to the HRUA Division A grand final match official report.
They are yet to come up with a decision.
By CARLOS ARUAFU