PRO Rugby Players,
As some of you may or may not
know, we have been having serious issues with the cooperation and the
enforcement of our agreement with USA Rugby. We have been actively
trying to resolve our issues with USA Rugby for over four months and,
unfortunately, it appears that USA Rugby will not honor the commitments
they made to us.
Because of this, we are notifying all
presently agreed players of PRO Rugby that we are exercising the
Voluntary Termination clause in your contract (section 5(b)). We are
hopeful, but with no assurances, that we will be able to resolve all
issues with USA Rugby prior to end of the termination clause period. We
will keep you up to date with any progress or news as it becomes
Please remember, until the end of the
termination clause you are still an employee of PRO Rugby and all duties
and obligations should be adhered to.
Because of the
above, payment for the period ending on December 15th was delayed. These payments will be issued tomorrow, December 21st for receipt no
later than December 22, 2016.
I am very sorry that we
were forced to take this action and we are trying to do everything we
can to ensure that PRO Rugby, its players, coaches, and employees are
all treated fairly.