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Sale Sharks Boss Reveals They Want Flying Fijian Leone Nakarawa

Nakarawa was back in the country last week after he was told his suspension when he had arrived in Paris.
27 Nov 2019 15:58
Sale Sharks Boss Reveals They Want Flying Fijian Leone Nakarawa
Leone Nakarawa

Sale Sharks director of rugby Steve Diamond has revealed the club are in negotiations with Flying Fijians lock Leone Nakarawa over a potential switch to the Greater Manchester outfit.

The second-row was suspended by French club Racing 92 after making a delayed return from the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Nakarawa is seen by Diamond as a possible short-term replacement for Josh Beaumont and new signing Lood de Jager, who have been sidelined with long-term injuries.

“We are looking for a high-quality lock,” Diamond told Planet Rugby.

“He’s apparently gone missing but we’ve tracked him down and we’re in negotiations at the moment.”

Nakarawa was back in the country last week after he was told his suspension when he had arrived in Paris.

The star forward is overseeing the construction of their family home in Waila. It is understood that negotiations are going on with Diamond and the Racing 92 officials.

Sharks is a professional rugby union club from Greater Manchester, England. The club play in the Premiership Rugby, England’s top division of rugby.

Last Saturday, Sale coped well with those absentees as they claimed a comfortable 25-15 triumph over La Rochelle in the Champions Cup.

Winger Chris Ashton scored a competition record-extending 40th try but the Premiership club made hard work of securing their first win of this year’s tournament against indisciplined opponents who had one man sent off and two others sin-binned.

“That’s madness of a Vahaamahina level.”

La Rochelle hooker Pierre Bourgarit was sent off for foul play in an altercation he had nothing to do with.

Nakarawa’s team-mates to the Rugby World Cup, Kini Murimurivalu and Levani Botia played for La Rochelle.

Edited by Osea Bola

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