Connacht Rugby have come to a decision regarding incoming Mitre 10 star Sevu Reece.
The 21-year-old Fijian admitted his guilt during a court case where he was on trial for domestic abuse last week.
The former age grade rep had originally signed a two-deal to commence following this year’s Mitre 10 Cup. Connacht and the IRFU had been following the developments after Reece was questioned about the incident in July.
Reece was granted a discharge without conviction over the domestic violence incident.
However Connacht have not given the Fijian born player the benefit of the doubt.
In a statement released today: “Connacht Rugby and the IRFU have taken the decision, following contact with Sevu Reece in relation to the circumstances of a recent court appearance, not to proceed with a contract to play with the province.
“Connacht Rugby and the IRFU will make no further comment.”
The 21-year-old Fijian has hit a rich vein of form in the 2018 Mitre Cup, and leads the competition with five tries.
Reece has played a key role in turning the season around for the embattled province, helping them win three consecutive matches over an impressive eight-day span to send the side to the top of the Championship standings.
Reece did not play for an international under-20 side so could potentially represent Fiji, New Zealand or Ireland in due time if he completes eligibility under residency rules.
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