Leone Nakarawa signs new contract with Glasgow Warriors

Popular second-row returning to Scotstoun

Offload expert Leone Nakarawa has signed a new deal with Glasgow Warriors.

Leone Nakarawa has signed a new contract with Glasgow Warriors.

The popular second row, who returned to the club on a short-term deal at the start of the year, will remain at Scotstoun until 2021, subject to a visa.

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Glasgow said the deal was agreed prior to the coronavirus lockdown and was confirmed today by new coach Danny Wilson.

The signing will be warmly welcomed by Warriors supporters amid some disquiet over the strength of their squad for next season.

Wilson said: “Leone is a world-class rugby player and a really exciting addition to Warriors squad for next season. His reputation as an attacking threat goes before him and as a coach I know from experience how difficult he is to prepare against.

“Leone offers expertise and experience in a variety of positions in the pack and I know how popular he is with players and supporters. I’m looking forward to working with him as we move forward into the new season and conclude the 2019/20 season.”

Nakarawa has played only twice in the league for Glasgow since returning in January but he sits joint fourth in the Guinness Pro14 offloads table, with ten offloads.

The 32-year-old is currently in Fiji. Glasgow said he will remain and train there until August as he awaits the birth of his child.

This season’s Pro14 is scheduled to resume on 22 August with an Edinburgh v Glasgow match behind closed doors at BT Murrayfield.

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