As news filtered through some days ago regarding Kirisome Auva’a and his alleged breach of NRL drug testing rules, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have opted to part ways with the centre, sacking him effective immediately.
Investigating the incident alongside the NRL and the Integrity Unit, the second breach of of the NRL’s testing policy for illicit and hazardous substances proved the final straw for Auva’a and his Souths career.
Souths released the following statement on Auva’a sacking from the club:
“The South Sydney Rabbitohs have terminated the contract of player Kirisome Auvaâ€™a following a second breach of the NRLâ€™s Testing Policy for illicit and hazardous substances. Whilst Auvaâ€™a did not return a positive test for an illicit or hazardous substance in this instance, he contravened the rules as set out in the NRL Policy.
Under the terms of the Policy, the Club has the right to terminate the contract of players following a second breach, which it has decided to do.
The Club will continue to offer welfare assistance and support to Kirisome.”