Former Blues first-five Tasesa Lavea believes too much pressure on young rugby players


Former dual-code international Tasesa Lavea has weighed in on the Etene Nanai-Seturo debate currently causing chaos between the New Zealand Warriors and New Zealand Rugby (NZR).

The 18-year-old has been subject to a tug-of-war battle between NZR and the Warriors, whom he is under contract with until the end of 2019. Lavea is currently the head coach of Kings College first XV.

Nanai-Seturo handed in a letter of “resignation” to the Warriors last year, but he has not officially been released and is still contracted to the club.

Despite being contracted with the NRL club, Nanai-Seturo was picked for the All Blacks Sevens in Sydney last weekend and is featuring for New Zealand during Hamilton’s leg.

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