Leone Nakarawa to miss Glasgow's Pro14 games against Edinburgh

Leone Nakarawa has played 62 Tests for Fiji
Leone Nakarawa has played 62 Tests for Fiji

Leone Nakarawa to miss Pro14 games for Glasgow Warriors against Edinburgh as he will continue to remain in Fiji for a parental leave.

Nakarawa rejoined Glasgow Warriors in 2020 after he was sacked by Racing 92 in December following his late return to the club duty from World Cup and had already played two games for the Scottish regional club before the tournament was suspended due to the pandemic coronavirus.

Glasgow head coach Danny Wilson confirmed that the 32-year-old will miss the derby games against Richard Cockerill's men on 22nd and 29th August at BT Murrayfield Stadium as he wanted to spend some time with his family.

“What happened with Leone, his wife was due at the end of July. He has been in Fiji and we gave him that grace to spend a little bit of extra time with his family – his wife and their first baby.

“On top of that, the first flight out of Fiji was this week because flights have been locked down in Fiji. So we are in the process of getting him back.

“With all these boys, they have to have the relevant time to return to rugby to be safe.”

Nakarawa previously played for the Warriors between 2013 and 2016 and had featured in 62 Tests for Fiji including 12 appearances in the 2011, 2015 and 2019 World Cups combined.

Glasgow Warriors are positioned third in Conference A table of Pro14 with seven wins from 13 games.