Two Clubs Enter The Race To Sign Fijian Superstar Leone Nakarawa
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Former European Player of the Year Leone Nakarawa is now the hottest free agent on the market after he was sacked by Racing 92 yesterday for returning home late from the Rugby World Cup in Japan.
The Fijian superstar arrived back to his former club two weeks later than he was expected and Racing said his actions demonstrated “a total lack of team spirit and marked insubordination.”
Racing also said that they were unable to contact him during his absence and that “the team is the only star” while also stating that this was not the first time he had “abandoned his post.”
“This is also a deplorable example for Racing 92 players when his status as the best player in the 2018 European Cup should have encouraged him to set an example.”
So what now for a man who is regarded as one of the most talented and skilful locks in modern rugby? Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond has previously admitted that they have spoken to Nakawara but that deal is apparently dead in the water.
But Nakarawa was never going to be short of offers and it appears he could end up being a shock signing for Super Rugby side the Waratahs, who are coached by former Munster boss Rob Penney.
RUGBY.com.au are reporting that Nakawara is keen to test himself in Super Rugby and the Waratahs have been in contact with the Fijian’s management team.
But a return to Glasgow Warriors could also be on the cards with Dave Rennie admitting he would be keen to bring the lock back to Scotland, at least until the end of the season.
Either way, Nakarawa certainly won’t be short of offers.