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Nagusa exits Montpellier with immediate effect, England-bound Nadolo to follow in summer

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Montpellier are set to be two Fijians down next season as Timoci Nagusa and Nemani Nadolo won’t be part of the new Philippe Saint-Andre era at the Top 14 club.


With director of rugby Vern Cotter having been granted early release this month to start planning for his new role in charge of the Fiji national team, it has also emerged that 32-year-old Nagusa, who has 33 Test caps, has left the club with immediate effect. 

The winger arrived in the south of France in 2010 following a short spell at Ulster but his long association with the club has now ended by what Midi Olympique are describing as a mutual agreement. 

Nagusa is set to link up with Grenoble in the summer, so he will be continuing his French sojurn. However, the outlook is different for Nadolo, another Fijian who has retired from the Test rugby scene.

The 32-year-old, who has 29 caps, is expected to cross the channel and feature in the Gallagher Premiership next season.

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However, rather than fetching up at Sale, who were initially reported as favourites for his signature, French media are now reporting that Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road will be his destination. 

Nadolo’s previous stint in the Premiership was short-lived, the winger making just five appearances for Exeter before switching to Green Rockets in the Japan Top League club. 

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