Guildford to return to rugby after turning down Black Caps Contract

His compelling form for getting drunk and making a c*nt of himself means he was on the New Zealand Cricket radar. Instead he appears to have turned down a cricket contract in favour of paying rugby again.

Zac Guildford has been cleared to play for his Hawke’s Bay rugby club Napier Tech this weekend but a decision is yet to be made on his Crusaders future.

Guildford agreed to withdraw from the Crusaders indefinitely in January after a recent alcohol-related incident in which he allegedly assaulted a party-goer in Christchurch. It was the latest in a series of misdemeanours involving alcohol and he underwent an intensive treatment programme and an NZRU statement said he has now committed to a continuing care plan. 

“We have been advised that Zac has completed an initial programme and we have received professional advice that he is able to return to rugby and attend the misconduct process,” NZRU general manager professional rugby Neil Sorensen said. “We will be meeting with Zac early next week to address the outstanding misconduct allegations but, in order to ensure that the process is fair to him, it is not appropriate to comment further, pending the outcome of that process.”


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