15 Sep 2009

Bayonne pull out of Tuqiri talks

7:31 am on 15 September 2009

French first division rugby union club Bayonne says it has pulled out of talks with the dumped Wallabies winger Lote Tuqiri because of his "latest financial demands".

The Australian Rugby Union dumped Tuqiri halfway through a five-year contract for breaching team discipline.

The 67-Test veteran winger came to France at the end of August to discuss a possible contract with Bayonne and also the Paris-based Stade Francais.