NSW accuse Force of shady deals



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As reported in Rugbyenews, The NSW union is again pointing the finger at the Western Force after Waratahs second rower Al Kanaar was invited to Perth last Friday for contract discussions.

NSW has lodged a complaint with the ARU alleging a breach of contract protocol.

NSW believed they had secured a final loyalty agreement with the Wallaby lock. The understanding NSW claims to have had is that the Kanaar deal was almost finalised, and his word given, so no other union could approach the player.

ARU chief executive Gary Flowers confirmed the union had received an official complaint from NSW and that the ARU would now determine whether there was a case to answer before their tribunal.

Waratahs coach Ewen McKenzie said he had believed Kanaar was keen to stay with the Waratahs, but is now unsure where the player’s interest lay.

Flowers also travelled to Perth last Friday and spoke with several Force officials, discussing the Kanaar negotiations among other issues.

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