May 5, 2020 / 2:32 AM / 24 days ago

Former Wallaby Polota-Nau leaves Leicester

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former Australia hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau has left the Leicester Tigers, the English Premiership Rugby club said.

The 90-test Wallaby, who joined the Tigers in 2017 from defunct Super Rugby side Western Force, was among a number of player departures listed on Leicester's website here

Premiership Rugby (PR) has been suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Polota-Nau, 34, has not revealed his plans post-Leicester.

A slew of players have already confirmed they are leaving the English league to take up deals in Japan after clubs imposed blanket 25% pay cuts, triggering criticism from the players’ union.

Australian defence coach Phil Blake is also departing Leicester after a second stint with the Tigers, the club said.

Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Kim Coghill

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