Leone Nakarawa spent Thursday cleaning out his locker at the Racing 92 training ground before hopping on a flight home to Fiji later in the afternoon from Charles de Gaulle airport. 


The Fijian was fired last week by the Parisian club following his late arrival back to the Top 14 outfit following the World Cup in Japan. 

In a stinging statement announcing their decision, the Top 14 outfit claimed: “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.”

However, the 2018 European player of the year has not been short of demand and Midi Olympique, the French bi-weekly newspaper, have reported that his short-term future has now been decided. 

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Stating that he had left France on Thursday without reaching an agreement with Bayonne, they said he had instead signed a memorandum of understanding that will see him join Glasgow Warriors, his old club, in a six-month deal from January 1. 

The French publication added that he also has a queue of options for next season, claiming that English duo Harlequins and Bath – along with current French champions Toulouse – are all interested in securing his signature.   

Nakarawa had joined Racing from Glasgow in 2016 after winning a gold medal for Fiji rugby sevens at the Rio Olympics.


With his contract cut short by a year and a half, it still remains to be seen if 31-year-old will now take Racing to the labour court in France to contest their decision. 

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