Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

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Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Briefs

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Tuqiri sacked

RUGBY UNION: Lote Tuqiri has engaged lawyers and will launch legal action against the Australian Rugby Union following the shock termination of his lucrative contract.

Tuqiri's agent Les Ross confirmed the former Wallabies winger would fight his sacking, which was announced late yesterday by an ARU email.

The ARU said it would not comment further on the matter as it may be the subject of legal proceedings.

It is understood the "legal proceedings" referred to are Tuqiri's action against the ARU and the winger has not broken the law.

One of Australia's highest paid rugby players, Tuqiri was contracted until 2012.

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