Nemani Nadolo rugby player
Nemani Nadolo rugby player

Nemani Nadolo

31st Jan 1988 1.94m/130kg Left Wing

Nadolo's size, style of play and Pacific Islander background drew him comparisons to Jonah Lomu when he signed for the Waratahs in 2008. According to prop Matt Dunning, "he runs like a chicken but he is faster than a lion". He earned an Australia U20's call up in the same year and was the Junior World Championships leading try scorer with 7 tries in 5 games.

He played his first match for the Junior Waratahs on the 2008 Development Tour of Fiji less than 200 metres from his mother’s village in Nadi. After changing his name to Nemani Nadolo in November 2009, he signed to play for Manly in the Shute Shield for 2010.

Nadolo played for the NEC Green Rockets in the Japan Top League between 2011 and 2013. In October 2013, Nadolo signed to play for Crusaders in the 2014 Super Rugby season. Nadolo has been included in Fiji's 31 man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

In June 2016, Nadolo was announced as one of Jake White's new recruits for Montpellier's 2017 season in the Top 14.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Nadolo has had 15 European Cups appearances scoring 13 tries and 65 points.

Early in 2019 he made a surprise announced that he would retire from International rugby with immediate effect and not be available for Fiji for the World Cup that year

Career

Screen Shot 2017-01-14 at 13.20.24 Montpellier
Left Wing
2016 - present
ARU Australia U20's
Left Wing
2008 - 2009
exeter Exeter Chiefs
Left Wing
2011 - 2012
green rockets NEC Green Rockets
Left Wing
crusadars Crusaders
Left Wing
2013 - 2016
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Left Wing
2015 - 2016
fidji Fiji
Outside Centre
2013 - 2019