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.

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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