Racing 92 terminate Leone Nakawara's contract

Racing 92 terminate Leone Nakawara's contract

Racing 92 have confirmed that Leone Nakawara's contract has been terminated with immediate effect.

The Fijian International failed to return to the club on time after the Rugby World Cup and according to a statement released by the club did not return their messages and set his own date of return.


 "After a few days of reflection added to the legal deadlines in force, Jacky Lorenzetti, President of Racing 92 decided to terminate the contract of Mr Léone Nakarawa." - the statement said.

"This decision, taken in consultation with the sporting director of the club, follows the proven disciplinary deficiencies of Mr. Leone Nakarawa who, in particular, did not show up for the resumption of training scheduled on October 28, 2019."

"Mr. Leone Nakarawa also refused to answer the messages that the club sent him after noting his unjustified absence and simply set his own date of return, the 9th and 12th November, putting the Club before the fait accompli and deliberately missing the match against the Stade Francais on 3 November and the first game of the European Cup against the Saracens, on November 17, 2019"


"His abandonment of post more than two weeks has caused a great prejudice to Racing 92, prejudice that Mr. Leone Nakarawa does not ignore. And this is not the first time that the Club accuses him of abandoning his post. This is, moreover, a deplorable example for Racing 92 players while his title of best player of the 2018 European Cup should have encouraged him to be exemplary."

"At Racing, the only star is the team and the individualistic attitude of Mr. Leone Nakarawa is inconceivable. It denotes a total lack of team spirit and a marked insubordination.


In order to preserve the Racing 92 institution, this decision of rupture was essential"

What is next for Nakawara?

He has been in talks with Sale Sharks over a potential switch to the Premiership, while he will have no shortage of options.

There have been a number of clubs interested in signing on the star Fijian with the likes of Lyon and Toulon mentioned.

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