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Fijian 3 Back Home

The Glasgow Warriors duo had left London on Sunday for their 13-hour flight to Singapore followed by a 10-hour flight arriving at Nadi on Tuesday.
01 Apr 2020 16:26
Fijian 3 Back Home
L-R: Napolioni Nalaga, Leone Nakarawa, Mesulame Dolokoto

Scotland based- Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Mesulame Dolokoto and Leone Nakarawa and London Irish player Napolioni Nalaga are now under house observation following their return last Tuesday.

The Glasgow Warriors duo had left London on Sunday for their 13-hour flight to Singapore followed by a 10-hour flight arriving at Nadi on Tuesday.

According to the Glasgow Warriors website, the Guinness PRO14 on March 19 suspended the 2019/20 season on an indefinite basis due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Dolokoto, 25, had left for Scotland last year for a two-year contract after his World Cup outing.

He also represented the Fijian Drua in the 2018 National Rugby Championship. He also trained with the Super Rugby side Brumbies during the 2015 season.

Nakarawa rejoined his former club, Glasgow, after Racing 92 terminated his contract following his late return from the World Cup in Japan last year.

The conciliation hearing between the Fijian and Racing was originally scheduled for February 11, but it was postponed due to a general strike by lawyers.

This meeting, which will take place in Paris behind closed doors, will now go ahead on April 7. This is pending the clearing of the pandemic (Coronavirus).

Dolokoto’s mother Bale speaking from their Kinoya home said her son has been under house observation since his arrival on Tuesday night.

“He is at home with his siblings, the Minister of Health and his teams have been coming around every day to check his temperature,” Bale said.

“There is a few days left for him to remain at home,” she said.

Bale upon hearing the suspension of the Guinness PRO14 contacted Mesulame advising him of the closing down of borders around the globe due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“I told him of Singapore to Nadi flight on Monday, March 23 and he worked himself to come over.

“It was a long wait for us as we were anxious having him over with us during this time.

“Because of the long flight between London and Singapore he was offline most time, his siblings were getting impatient as we could only communicate online.

“We were able to communicate when he got into Singapore and then that was it. Next thing we heard someone throwing his luggage onto the front porch and he was there.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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