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7s star disciplined

Emoni Narawa
Saturday, March 08, 2014

FORMER Fiji 7s star Ilai Tinai has been disciplined by the Fiji Corrections Services.

The lanky playmaker left the country for a rugby contract in Sri Lanka without notifying his employers.

He was disciplined in a hearing on Thursday and has been given time to appeal.

Tinai, an employee of the corrections service, was a vital member of the Fiji sevens team in the HSBC Sevens World Series over the past few seasons.

He ignited Fiji's historic comeback victory against Wales during last year's Hong Kong 7s tournament. However, the Bua man will miss the tournament this month.

Fiji Corrections Service Commissioner Lieutenant-Colonel Ifereimi Vasu said Tinai's case was heard on Thursday.

"He has been disciplined," he said.

"We cannot reveal the disciplinary action that has been taken against him.

"We disciplined him because he left for a rugby contract sometimes back."

Vasu said Tinai would continue to be part of the FCS.

Earlier this season, Tinai was named in the Vodafone Fiji 7s team.

However, he was twice axed by national coach Ben Ryan for failing to attend camp.








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