Leone Nakarawa on course to make Glasgow Warriors return next weekend

Leone Nakarawa is close to full fitness and is expected to make his return for Glasgow Warriors next weekend.
Glasgow Warriors’ Leone Nakarawa has been sidelined by a knee injury.Glasgow Warriors’ Leone Nakarawa has been sidelined by a knee injury.
Glasgow Warriors’ Leone Nakarawa has been sidelined by a knee injury.

The forward spent lockdown in his native Fiji then returned to Scotland with a knee injury. Rehab took longer than originally anticipated and the popular lock has yet to play for the Warriors this season.

But Glasgow coach Danny Wilson revealed that Nakarawa is in contention to feature against Lyon in the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday, should the game go ahead.

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“If he gets through this week’s training, he’ll be available for next weekend,” said Wilson. “He’s made massive leaps in the last couple of weeks, trained fully with us in the last week.

“It’s not 100 per cent certain yet, because he’s still got to get through the second stage of contact stuff after doing the first stage this week. But if he gets through that, we should be able to get him out there in some way, shape or form.

“There’s still a risk attached to it, but hopefully it’s positive.”

Wilson also gave a brief update on his plans to recruit former Glasgow stand-off Duncan Weir from Worcester Warriors.

“He’s a player that I highly rate. I think he’s a good ten, and from the minute I took the job, it’s an area in which I’ve wanted to strengthen. Unfortunately we couldn’t, for obvious reasons.

“There are a couple of situations where we are hoping to add to that, and when I can I’ll update you a bit more.”

One player on the way out is Lewis Bean whose loan deal who now expired and the forward will return to Northampton.

“His loan period with us is now up, which is a real shame,” said Wilson. “When the international period kicks off again, we would need the likes of Lewis, but I don’t think we’ll have him. I’ll be trying my hardest to get him back, because he’s been important to us.”

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