5 Nov 2009

Tuqiri ready to move on with Leicester

6:23 am on 5 November 2009

The former Wallabies star Lote Tuqiri says he has cast aside the hurt of losing his Australian Rugby Union contract as he prepares to represent English club Leicester.

The ARU cancelled Tuqiri's contract in July after a 67-Test career which yielded 31 tries.

Tuqiri says he could've beensmarter about one or two things but now he just wants to get back to playing.

He is expected to make his debut for Leicester from the bench against South Africa on Saturday after joining the English Premiership champions this week.