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.