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Talei to tackle new challenge

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 16:04
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Edinburgh on Tuesday confirmed that No.8 Netani Talei will leave the club at the conclusion of his contract in May.

The 30-year-old Fijian has made 51 appearances for the club to date since joining from Worcester Warriors in 2010.

The 2011/12 European campaign brought the best out in Talei, where he picked up three man of the match awards for a trio of try-scoring outings in the pool stages of the team’s run to the 2012 semifinal.

Talei said: "I'd like to thank the club, the coaches, the players and the fans for making me feel right at home in Edinburgh for a fantastic three years.

"It's that time in the season and I'm at a point in my career when players often look for other opportunities and, while I'll miss a lot of great friends at the club, I'm looking forward to the next change and challenge in my career.

"But the season isn't over for me yet. I want to leave the club on a high and help them win the next three games.

"I'll always be a fan of the club and wish them all the best in the season ahead. Vinaka and god bless."

Interim head coach Stevie Scott, said: “Netani [Talei] is a popular figure with fans, who has been a great asset to Edinburgh over the years.

“I’m sure all the club’s fans will join us in wishing him all the best in the future.”

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