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Nakarawa Out For A Month

The Fijian lock forward was a popular New Year re-signing for the Warriors but head coach Dave Rennie revealed that the 31-year-old was out with a medial collateral ligament injury.
07 Mar 2020 12:21
Nakarawa Out For A Month
Leone Nakarawa.

Glasgow Warriors forward Leone Nakarawa is out for at least a month after sustaining a knee injury against the Dragons in the Guinness Pro14 competition.

The Fijian lock forward was a popular New Year re-signing for the Warriors but head coach Dave Rennie revealed that the 31-year-old was out with a medial collateral ligament injury.

“He injured his knee, it looks like an MCL, so he’ll be out for a few weeks,” Rennie said.

Nakarawa, who was part of Glasgow’s Pro12 title-winning team in 2015, rejoined the club after being released by Racing 92 following his late return from the Rugby World Cup.

“Generally you can get them back and going inside six weeks, so that’s the plan,” added Rennie.

Meanwhile, Fijian flyer Taqele Naiyaravoro will start for Northampton Saints against Worcester Warriors at Sixways today in the Gallagher Premiership.

The men in Black, Green and Gold enter the clash without a win in four matches– but despite a frustrating run of results they still sit fourth in the league standings.

Fiji Airways Flying Fijians hooker Sam Matavesi has been named on the bench while veteran lock forward Api Ratuniyarawa is still under suspension.

TUISUE AT NO.8 FOR EXILES

Albert Tuisue has established himself at No.8 when London Irish play Sale Sharks at AJ Bell Stadium today.

The Kadavu native has been in devastating form at the back of the scrum and was equally stern in defence. South African World Cup-winning lock Lood de Jager is set to make his debut off the bench for the Sharks.

CAUCAUNIBUCA RATED

Fijian flyer Rupeni Caucaunibuca got the nod in a prestigious Kiwi rugby magazine’s Ultimate Super Rugby XV.

NZ Rugby World magazine picked a team from players who took part in the competition between 1996 and 2019. Caucaunibuca played for the Blues from 2002 to 2004.

Rather surprisingly, there’s no Dan Carter or Richie McCaw in the team.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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