“His employment contract with Sale Rugby Club has been terminated and his
employer has rightly informed UKBA of this decision. We are considering what
action to take next.
“If an individual’s circumstances change and they no longer meet the terms of
their specific visa they can apply for a visa of a different type.
“Mr Fourie has been informed of the process and the various options available
to him. It is entirely up to him if he chooses to explore any of them
Fourie, 33, moved to England in 2005 and had
hoped to embark on a new career as a teacher following his retirement.
He was capped eight times for England before retiring after two operations failed to cure a long-standing
shoulder injury. He was living in Britain on a “sports people visa” that was
due to expire in June.
Fourie's wife is South African, but his son was born in the UK.
Fourie was born in Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape.