Warriors Release Tautai Following Drink Drive Conviction

Following the conclusion of an internal investigation, Taulima Tautai has left Wigan Warriors by mutual consent.

It comes after he was banned from driving for 18 months and fined £1,200 after admitting being nearly twice the legal alcohol limit.

The 31-year-old failed a roadside breath test early on 26 May.

Wigan Warriors Executive Director, Kris Radlinski: “After a series of conversations with Taulima, it was mutually decided that he will leave the Club with immediate effect after five-years at Wigan Warriors.  Taulima and his family expressed their wish to return to Sydney immediately to be closer to their extended family and we have facilitated that wish.  We’d like to thank Taulima for his efforts at Wigan and we wish him and his family well for the future.”

On leaving Wigan Warriors, Taulima Tautai said: “I would like to say that I am grateful to Wigan Warriors for the opportunity that they have given my family and I for the past five years to live out my passion of playing rugby league. After achieving great success at the Warriors I feel that the time is right for me to take my family home.

“This decision has not been an easy one to make but I feel it is the right decision for my family, and I am very appreciative of the compassion shown by Ian Lenagan and Kris Radlinski whilst we have reached this agreement.”

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