Lote Tuqiri has sent close friend and former teammate Wendell Sailor a text message seeking advice following the shock termination of his lucrative Australian Rugby Union contract.
Tuqiri is set to take legal action against the ARU.
Sailor, who was also dumped by the ARU in 2006, says he's received several phone calls from concerned friends and even a text from Tuqiri himself.
Sailor said he was "shellshocked" at the decision, as Tuqiri had been one of the crowd favourites for the NSW Waratahs and the Wallabies.
Sailor had his lucrative contract ripped up by the ARU in 2006 and was suspended for two years after he was found guilty of taking cocaine.
But Sailor said it was hard to give advice to Tuqiri until he knew the full details of the matter.