Fijian Drua terminate contract of Vinaya Habosi

Tue, Feb 7, 2023, 7:40 AM
Nathan Williamson
by Nathan Williamson
The Fijian Drua hosted their first ever home game of Super Rugby Pacific against the HIghlanders.

The Fijian Drua have terminated the contract of superstar winger Vinaya Habosi, effective immediately.

Habosi was the breakout star of Super Rugby Pacific, with the 23-year-old's lighting pace on the wing providing the expansion club with a genuine X-Factor.

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However, the Drua have announced he has been released from the club after a 'high-level breach' of their code of conduct.

"The Fijian Drua today confirmed that player Vinaya Habosi has had his contract terminated with immediate effect, due to a high-level breach of the Club’s Code of Conduct," the statement read.

"The decision was made after careful consideration, and full due process was accorded to Vinaya throughout the process.

"The Fijian Drua will not comment further on this matter."

Habosi made his debut against the NSW Waratahs in round one in 2022, going on to play 11 games for the Fijian side.

He burst onto the scene as the season progressed, scoring five tries in seven games to earn himself a call-up to the Fijian side.

The winger made his Test debut during the Pacific Nations Cup against Tonga, scoring on debut during their 36-0 win.

He would play six games for the Fijian national team, including scoring a double against the French Barbarians in November

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