Super Rugby team in race to sign sacked Fiji star
NEWS: Fijian star Leone Nakawara could be heading to a Super Rugby team.
Racing 92 announced on Friday they had sacked Nakarawa
The Top 14 club’s decisions stem from Nakarawa’s absence. He returned two weeks late after taking a holiday following the World Cup.
To makes things worse the Fijian failed to make any contact with the club.
According to reports, clubs in England and Scotland are chasing the 31-year-old’s signature.
The reports also included Australian Super Rugby team the Waratahs as a potential new club for the Fijian.
According to rugby.com.au, the Waratahs have been in contact with Nakarawa’s management team.
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It is also believed that he is keen to test himself in Super Rugby.
As European player of the year in 2018, Nakarawa’s services are clearly in demand worldwide, but Racing’s patience wore thin with their star man after he took an extended break and missed two matches.
“This decision, taken in consultation with the sporting director of the club, follows on from the proven disciplinary manoeuvres of Nakarawa who, in particular, did not show up at the resumption of the training programme on October 28,” the club said in a statement.
“Nakarara, moreover, refused to answer the messages that the club addressed to him after having noted his unjustified absence and was willing to fix the date of his return.
“His abandonment of his post for more than two weeks has been a serious prejudice to Racing… moreover, it is a deplorable example for Racing players as his title of best player in the 2018 European Cup should have encouraged him to be exemplary.
“At Racing, the only star is the team and the individualistic attitude of Nakarawa is inconceivable. It indicates a total lack of team spirit and a characterised insubordination. In the interests of preserving the institution of Racing, this decision of rupture was imperative.”