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Nadolo New Top 14 Deal

  Montpellier wing Nemani Nadolo has signed  a new contract with the Top 14 giants, which ties the Fiji Airways Flying Fijian heavyweight wing to the club until 2021. Since
27 Sep 2018 10:00
Nadolo New Top 14 Deal
Nemani Nadolo (right), signing a new deal with Mohed Altrad owner of the French rugby team Montpellier. Photo: Zimbio

 

Montpellier wing Nemani Nadolo has signed  a new contract with the Top 14 giants, which ties the Fiji Airways Flying Fijian heavyweight wing to the club until 2021.

Since arriving in France, Namatakula native has maintained an impressive strike rate in Montpellier’s attack.  The ex-Crusader arrived in 2016 at the French club and has scored 41 tries in 50 games. In last year’s Top 14 competition he scored 19 in 20 appearances.

Nadolo has been part of Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee’s side since making his debut in 2010.

He played at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and is likely to make the 2019 RWC in Tokyo basing in his current performance.

He celebrated his new deal by returning to action over the weekend after three months out with an ankle injury, putting in a massive performance in the 66-15 win over Toulouse.

Nadolo single-handedly dismantled Toulouse players with frightening ease in the demolition.

A nightmare to play against, 100 metres in 11 seconds and 135kg  too, the  30 years old, Nadolo new deal is a coup for the club.

Montpellier sit in eighth position in the Top 14 standings after a mixed start to the campaign that has seen them win two out of five matches.

Roundtree is Georgia forwards coach

Meanwhile, former England and British & Irish Lions forwards coach Graham Rowntree has been appointed to the same role with Georgia’s national team.

He replaces Brad Harris who is now the forwards coach for Fiji Airways Fijian Drua playing in the National Rugby Championship,

Rowntree, who left Harlequins due to ‘personal reasons’ before 2018/19, will take on the job up to and including the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

The 47-year-old featured in two Rugby World Cups for England and was a mainstay at loosehead prop for Premiership giants Leicester Tigers.

Rowntree’s coaching career to date includes jobs with Tigers, England under Stuart Lancaster, British & Irish Lions and most recently Quins.

Georgia have been drawn alongside Australia, Wales, Fiji and Uruguay in Pool D of 2019RWC.

Fiji Fixtures: September 21 vs Australia; September 25 vs Uruguay; October 3 vs Georgia; October 9 vs Wales.

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