Walter Fifita released from Glasgow Warriors contract by mutual consent

Tongan international is free to travel as he pursues his career elsewhere

Walter Fifita. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Walter Fifita. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

GLASGOW WARRIORS have released winger Walter Fifita from his contract by mutual consent with the player and his agent, with the Tongan international having managed just three appearances for the club since his arrival at Scotstoun during the 2021-22 season.

“This decision is based on performance, a lack of game time, and an ongoing personal legal matter,” said a statement issued by the club. “This decision has been made to allow him to pursue his career elsewhere.”

A spokesperson for Glasgow declined to comment further.

It is understood that Fifita, a Tongan international, informed the Warriors late last month of the legal matter, and that as a precautionary measure he was suspended by the club. Glasgow had already been concerned about his performances, and are believed to have discussed that matter with the player’s agent.

No public legal action has at present been taken against Fifita, who remains free to travel at will. That is expected to remain the case whatever happens henceforth, and it is thought he may opt to return to New Zealand, where he was born.


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5 Comments

  1. Fifita always seemed like an odd signing. A slightly smaller version of the embarrassment of an Ozzie winger who left a couple of years ago.
    Slow, a punched well below his weight
    It hasn’t helped he was perpetually injured, until Tonga had an autumn game and then he suddenly was match fit.
    Hopefully they sign Jack Blain, who has been released from Edinburgh.
    He has always looked like a quality prospect who didn’t get a fair crack at a starting place because of the high quality of available back 3 players, all of international standard.

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    • Blain has had ample chances to show what he can do and the extent of that has been getting on the end of a few run ins. Zero evasion, aggression or straight line speed.

      Both Fifita and Tanquele have shown more in their limited playing time. Not saying that it was stellar, but not apples for apples when you’re comparing them.

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