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Guildford and Makos part ways

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 9/08/2016
The former All Blacks' Clermont club says the 25-year-old winger is an innocent party in the attack. © Thierry Zoccolan/AFP/Getty Images The former All Blacks' Clermont club says the 25-year-old winger is an innocent party in the attack.

Zac Guildford's name was a notable omission from the Tasman Makos Mitre 10 Cup squad that was announced on Tuesday.

The former Crusaders winger signed with the Makos in May but in a statement on their Facebook page Tasman Rugby Union chief executive Tony Lewis announced Guildford and Tasman had "agreed to part ways".

"Due to the nature of our agreements with Zac we are unable to comment further on any aspect of this," Lewis said.

"We wish Zac well for his future endeavours."

Guildford's career has stalled in recent years as he continues to battle his issues with alcohol.

He was cut from the Crusaders after the 2014 Super Rugby season and joined French Top 14 club Clermont Auvergne. But he struggled to settle in France and was released early from that contract so he could return home.

He played for Hawke's Bay in the 2015 ITM Cup before heading across the Tasman to join the NSW Waratahs.

He played seven games for the Daryl Gibson-coached Super Rugby outfit, but just a month after signing for Tasman the former All Blacks winger was released by the Waratahs who cited "wellbeing issues".

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