The poaching of Joseph Suaalii, and the ongoing code war between the NRL and Rugby Australia, reportedly played a role in the shock resignation of RA chief Andy Marinos this week.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that both were key factors in a strained relationship between Marinos and Rugby Australia chairman Hamish McLennan.
Marinos tended his resignation on Monday, just four months out from the World Cup, to “pursue new opportunities”.
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Sources, who wished to remain anonymous, told the publication that Marinos and McLennan didn’t see eye-to-eye on a number of issues since last year.
Chief among those was March’s signing of star Sydney Roosters young gun Suaalii on a three-year deal starting at the end of 2024.
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