Leicester released a new statement to make clear the situation of several players, including that of Manu Tuilagi. The contract of several of them had ended at the end of June and, faced with the club’s proposal to reduce the salary, they decided not to accept.
Leicester Tigers can confirm that the employment of Greg Bateman, Kyle Eastmond, Noel Reid and Manu Tuilagi, as well as Telusa Veainu, who signed with the French club Stade Francais earlier this week, has now ended and they will no longer play for the club. .
The five players were removed last week after failing to reach a necessary and amended agreement with the club on their salary, which all other team members hired for the period since July 1, 2020, agreed due to the impact. report of the COVID-19 pandemic at Leicester Tigers.
Jordan Taufua, who was granted an extended period of consultation after being quarantined after his return to Leicester from New Zealand, is still in talks with the club.
In accordance with club policy and out of respect for Taufua regarding this confidential matter, the Tigers will not comment on these ongoing discussions. “