Super Rugby Pacific: Fijian Drua terminate Vinaya Habosi’s contract after alleged assault – report

The Fijian Drua have terminated the contract of winger Vinaya Habosi ahead of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season. 

The Fijian international allegedly assaulted his partner last week, leading to the termination of his contract.

High-level breach

Habosi was a breakout star in the Drua’s first season in Super Rugby Pacific, scoring five tries and assisting two in his eleven matches for the side.

The 23-year-old’s standout debut season in Super Rugby earned him higher honours as he debuted for the Fiji senior team.

He made his Test debut during the Pacific Nations Cup, scoring in the 36-0 win over Tonga.

Habosi went on to feature for the Flying Fijians in their Autumn Nations Series campaign against Scotland and Ireland last November.

However, he will not turn out for the Fijian Drua this season after the side terminated his contract with immediate effect.

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 club said in a statement.

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.

Alleged assault

According to Mai TV Fiji, Habosi’s contract was terminated after a complaint against the winger was lodged at the Namaka Police Station.

It is reported that he is alleged to have assaulted his partner, with Mai TV adding that the incident happened last week.

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The winger has reportedly signed a deal to join Racing 92 after the Rugby World Cup, and it is also unclear what impact this will have on his contract with the Top 14 outfit.

Fijian Drua kick off their Super Rugby Pacific campaign away to Moana Pasifika on February 25.

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