11 May 2013

Sports - Fiji RU says overseas based players must stick to contracts

9:43 am on 11 May 2013

The Fiji Rugby Union has advised overseas based players to abide by their contractual agreements and not play in the local provincial competitions.

The local news had reported earlier this week that Joeli Lutumailagi and Metuisela Talebula who are both in the country have stated that they will play in the local 7s tournaments.

But National Academy Programs Manager Franck Boivert has come out strongly saying that according to their contracts they can only play for their overseas club and the national team this is due to the risk of injury.

No penalties are imposed on players that play in the local competitions but the club cannot register a player unless he has been released by his union and there is also a risk of players losing their contracts.