6 Sep 2018

Former Samoa sevens coach appeals surety ruling

4:56 pm on 6 September 2018

Samoa's court of appeal will next month hear an appeal by former rugby sevens head coach, Damian McGrath, against a ruling that he pay a surety before his appeal against the Samoa rugby union can be heard.

Mr McGrath is suing the Union and its chief executive, Faleomavaega Vincent Fepulea'i, for US$400,000 dollars, for terminating his contract in 2016.

The plaintiff's lawyer said the case would go ahead after a mediation between the parties had not been successful.

But the defendants had been successful with an application for the plaintiff to first make a surety payment of about US$14,000, before the hearing goes ahead.