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Tahu confirms to ARU he wants out

24/07/2009 07:41:45 PM Comments (0)

Timana Tahu has confirmed he is seeking a release from his rugby union contract to return to rugby league.

The Australian Rugby Union issued a statement saying the peak body had "amicable discussions" with Tahu and his advisors on Friday, with the dual international looking to pull the pin on his ARU/NSW Rugby Union deal.

The ARU said it would work towards "a quick resolution on the matter," along with the NSWRU.

"ARU and NSWRU will be considering a number of issues over the next few days and will be in contact again with Timana's advisors next week," the statement said.

"ARU wishes to make it clear today's discussions have taken place in an environment of goodwill from both parties."

Tahu has yet to publicly speak about his decision to give away the 15-man game.

He is expected to join his former NRL club Parramatta on a three-year deal.

Tahu quit the Eels in 2007 to take up a lucrative contract with the ARU but endured a difficult two years in rugby, due to injury and loss of form.

He was recently dumped from the Wallabies squad to play club rugby alongside Lote Tuqiri, who was sacked by ARU last month.

The powerful centre, who won an NRL grand final with Newcastle in 2001, enjoyed a successful three-year spell with the Eels between 2005-07.

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