Racing 92 suspend Fiji international Leone Nakarawa

Leone Nakarawa (centre) joined Racing 92 in 2016
Leone Nakarawa (centre) joined Racing 92 in 2016
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Fiji international Leone Nakarawa has been suspended by French club Racing 92 after making a delayed return to the club after the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

The 6ft 6in lock featured for the Pacific Island side in all the four group games and was expected to join Racing 92 at the end of October. However, Nakarawa headed to Paris with a two-week delay on Monday this week and as a result, was suspended.

"Racing 92 have provisionally suspended Leone Nakarawa and have summoned him to a preliminary meeting before an eventual sanction," a statement released by the Top 14 club said.

Nakarawa was a gold medalist for Fiji Sevens during the 2016 Rio Olympics and has played 61 Tests for Fiji in which he scored 13 tries. He also previously played for Glasgow Warriors between 2013 and 2016.

According to reports, the 31-year-old will face a disciplinary hearing on 22nd November which will decide his fate with the club.

Racing 92 will kick-start their European Champions Cup campaign on Sunday with a clash against Saracens in Paris.


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