Leone Nakarawa

Nakarawa scores on his return for Glasgow Warriors

Nikola Matawalu was also on the bench for the Warriors.

The win gave the Warriors a chance of reaching the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals.

The success moves them into the final best-placed runners-up spot but Dave Rennie’s men will need for both Saracens and Gloucester not to win on Sunday if they are to reach the quarter-finals.

     

Fiji rugby star Nakarawa returns to Glasgow

The 31-year-old left Glasgow for the French club in 2016 after making 69 appearances but will re-join the Warriors until the end of the season.

Nakarawa told the club he felt like he never left.

"I feel happy. It feels like I never left the club...I just went for a holiday and then I came back," he said

"Glasgow is my home. I can't forget Glasgow because that is where my professional rugby career started so it's like always in my heart and that's why I always cheer for Glasgow everyday."

Glasgow Warriors officially confirm Leone Nakarawa is returning to club

The Fijian is due to arrive in Glasgow today (Thursday 2nd), having put pen-to-paper on a deal until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old made 69 appearances for the Warriors in his first spell at the club, following his debut against Connacht at the Sportsground in November 2013.

Nakarawa – who is comfortable in the second-row or back-row – quickly became a firm favourite with the Warrior Nation, with his signature offloading ability lighting up many a match in both the Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup.

     

Nakarawa will return to rugby in a matter of weeks

Nakarawa, sacked by Racing 92 after reporting several weeks late following the Rugby World Cup, has agreed to rejoin the club where he spent three fruitful years until the end of the season.

Dave Rennie’s Warriors expect him to arrive in Glasgow in the new year and pending travel and visa processes, hope he will be in a position to face the Italian side in Treviso.

Leone Nakarawa closing in on a return to Glasgow

Nakarawa was sacked by Top 14 club Racing 92 after he returned from the World Cup in Japan two weeks late, with a statement from the club slating the 62-test international for setting “deplorable example” for his now-former teammates.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s premier second rowers, Nakarawa’s newfound free agency has spurred interest from clubs around the globe.

Racing explain the reasons why they have just fired Leone Nakarawa

The Fijian reported back to the Parisians later than permitted after he had gone to the Pacific Islands to construct a new family home following his country’s pool stage elimination from the finals in Japan. 

In a statement posted on the Racing 92 club website on Friday, it stated: “After a few days thinking about the legal deadlines, Jacky Lorenzetti has decided to break Nakarawa’s contract.

Sale Sharks 'in negotiations' with missing Racing 92 star Nakarawa

Diamond was delighted with the impact of World Cup finalists Faf De Klerk and Tom Curry but disappointed at missing out on a bonus point in a 25-15 win over La Rochelle in the Heineken Champions Cup.

Former England winger Chris Ashton scored a competition record-extending 40th try but the Premiership club made hard work of securing their first win of this year’s tournament against indisciplined opponents who had one man sent off and two others sin-binned.

Racing 92 have finally issued a statement regarding the absent Leone Nakarawa

It has been claimed that Nakarawa is still in Fiji building a house for his family. However, he was not given permission for an extended leave of absence and has now been struck off the Racing playing roster ahead of their Champions Cup campaigns which starts next Sunday at home to defending champions Saracens. 

In a brief statement published on the club’s website, Racing said: “Racing 92 have provisionally laid off Leone Nakarawa and summoned him to an interview prior to a possible sanction. The club will make no further comments about this decision.”

Nakarawa not bothered about Wallabies adopted Fijians

The Fijian born quartet of Isi Naisarani, Samu Kerevi. Marika Koroibete and Tevita Kuridrani are  likely to be in the Wallabies team against Fiji a the Sapporo Dome on September 21 and Nakarawa recognises it could be an unwanted distraction.

However, the Racing 92 lock who won a  Sevens gold medal at the Rio Olympics, told the FijiSun: “Other Fijians play for other countries for their own personal reasons. We don’t want to think or are bothered about them. We want to focus on what we can do and tasked to achieve at the World Cup.