NZRL Official Response - Nathan Fien

The NZRL accepts the decision of the Tri-Nations Sub-Committee that found that the NZRL fielded an ineligible player in the Gillette 2006 Tri-Nations Tournament.

The determination of the Committee is that neither New Zealand nor Great Britain takes any points out of the match between them on October 28.

The points scored by both teams in that match are expunged from the Tournament but remain for the international record of the players.

The NZRL regrets the error it made and sincerely apologises to all the players, teams, fans, clubs and stakeholders.

The NZRL accepts it made an error.

Nathan Fien acted honestly at all times in his disclosures to the NZRL.

Accordingly, Nathan Fien had no charge to answer; nor did any other person.

The NZRL regrets any hurt suffered by Nathan and his family.

The NZRL confirms that it will not challenge the decision.

Nathan Fien will take no further part in the tournament.

The NZRL will not be making further comment.