Glasgow Warriors wing's concern for family in Tonga

On Saturday a massive underwater volcanic eruption triggered a tsunami in Tonga, an "unprecedented disaster" as their government officials have described it. The humanitarian crisis - communication lines are down and ash and sulphuric gases fill the air - has been deeply felt, in particular, by those who have connections with the country. Glasgow's Walter Fifita being one of them.

World leaders told - "We are not drowning, we are fighting"

Sounding the warrior call of Pacific youth, she declared that, “We are not drowning, we are fighting.”

Speaking after the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Ms Fruean reminded world leaders that they all have the power at COP26, to be better – “remember that in your meeting rooms and drafting documents are more than just black and white objects’ to remember than in your words you wield the weapons that can save us or sell us out.”

World 'way off track' in halting warming, UN warns ahead of COP26

A report by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) showed carbon dioxide levels surged to 413.2 parts per million in 2020, rising more than the average rate over the last decade despite a temporary dip in emissions during Covid-19 lockdowns.

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said the current rate of increase in heat-trapping gases would result in temperature rises "far in excess" of the 2015 Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average this century.

Nakarawa signs Glasgow Warriors contract extension

It was thought that Nakarawa, who returned to Scotstoun in January on a short-term deal after he had his Racing 92 contract terminated, could switch to Super Rugby for 2021.  

However, he has instead decided to stick by the club he debuted for in November 2013 and then lifted the 2015 Guinness PRO12 title with prior to his departure to Paris where he became European player of the season for 2017/18 season.

Ratu Tagive commits his future to Glasgow Warriors

The 28-year-old winger has enjoyed a breakthrough season, earning him a place in Gregor Townsend’s Dark Blues squad for the Guinness Six Nations.

Although he did not feature during the coronavirus-curtailed championship, he has shown enough to incoming Warriors coach Danny Wilson – still a member of Townsend’s back-room staff – to earn fresh terms.

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.


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.