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Nakarawa For Castres, Eyes World Cup

Former veteran Flying Fijian lock Le­one Nakarawa will be playing along­side Vilimoni Botitu, Adrea Cocagi, Filipo Nakosi and Josua Raisuqe in next year’s Top 14 competition.
11 Jul 2022 16:15
Nakarawa For Castres, Eyes World Cup
Leone Nakarawa Photo: Castres.

Former veteran Flying Fijian lock Le­one Nakarawa will be playing along­side Vilimoni Botitu, Adrea Cocagi, Filipo Nakosi and Josua Raisuqe in next year’s Top 14 competition.

It was confirmed the 34-year-old Fijian with 62 Test caps under his belt has signed up with Castres (CO) after a season with Toulon.

Nakarawa is determined to make a come­back and play for the Vodafone Flying Fiji­ans in next year’s Rugby World Cup.

The club stated on its website: “It’s a very measured bet given the modest conditions in which he (Nakarawa) comes.

“His season in Toulon has left him hungry, but if he is confident. He is a player who can be very useful and help us to perform well on both national and European tables”

Nakarawa also stated: “That having the possibility of joining a club like CO is a chal­lenge that cannot be refused.

“I’m going to find Fijian friends with whom I played in the selection and who will facili­tate my integration.

“I want to do everything to take part in the next (year’s) World Cup, but I know it’s go­ing to be a great season with Castres, which I can’t wait to discover.”

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