The 33-year-old represented Australia as a member of the Wallabies between 2008 and 2017, notably at two World Cups.
The Government’s letter indicates that it had not provided evidence to meet the special residency requirements, which refer to “persons carrying out activities benefiting Australia” and “persons carrying out particular types of work requiring regular trips outside Australia “.
A spokesperson for the Home Office said he was not commenting on individual cases, but added that rugby union “is not listed in the legislative instrument as an eligible activity or type of work. for the purposes of the special residence requirement “.
The rules for participating in the Olympics differ from those for rugby union and other international sports as they require athletes to hold citizenship to represent a country in the competition.
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