New Zealand rugby star Frank Halai to miss Commonwealths due to passport blunder

Frank Halai of the Blues passes during a Auckland Blues Super Rugby training session at Unitec on April 30, 2014
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Rugby star Frank Halai reportedly fails to switch his Tongan passport to a New Zealand one in time to feature in this summer's Commonwealth Games.

Rugby star Frank Halai is ineligible to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after failing to switch to a New Zealand passport.

The 26-year-old was expected to represent the nation in the Sevens tournament in the Games this summer, but was left out of the training squad.

According to ESPN, local media have reported Halai did not change his Tongan passport in January, which means that he will not be able to compete in Scotland.

Halai earned his first and only All Blacks cap in November last year.

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