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Nakarawa
« on: December 06, 2019, 11:47:28 AM »
The Fijian superstar lock of Racing has just been sacked for returning late after World Cup duty.

We are short in that position and without Joe during the 6N we often look like we are short of quality.

If we are under the cap, is it possible that Dai is asking Derek for some extra funds spared from Garrett and Neal to add some real superstar ability alongside Joe?

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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2019, 11:56:48 AM »
Nice thought but Dai said publicly last week that although we are under the cap we have no available funds so expect him to be West Country bound (or the EAs now they are in the clear)
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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2019, 12:29:43 PM »
Wouldnít be the first time a DoR said there wasnít funds for a signing, often helps with the agent talk and getting a few pounds off that salary if the player/agent doesnít think the club has as much money as they actually do.

Would also say that Nakarawa is one of those players that you spend the money on if you can spare it- heís that good.

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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 12:35:43 PM »
Nakara et al has been heavily discussed already in the 2nd row options tread.

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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2019, 01:15:47 PM »
I don't read too much into the "no funds" messages coming out of Wasps.  I'm sure if the right player becomes available at the right price then funds will materialise.  As said above, publicly proclaiming that you have cash to splash around does little to help your negotiating position.

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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2019, 02:34:52 PM »
I think he will be going to Sale, if we jump in then the price will go up.
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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2019, 03:03:05 PM »
If the coaching team think we need another lock, and he genuinely is available then it won't be money that stops us getting him.
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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2019, 03:14:07 PM »
I'd be concerned about why he's been released though. Is he a disruptive influence?

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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2019, 03:14:44 PM »
Have Racing got more second rows than they need. Interesting that they have sacked him. Was in just for coming back late from the RWC?

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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2019, 08:29:09 PM »
Not fluent in French for the press release but according to the captions thatís the reason. There were no stories of being a disruptive influence at other clubs either.

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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2019, 07:20:19 PM »
Not going to Sale, too cold apparently, which is kind of ironic as Paris isn't the warmest in the winter and neither is Glasgow.....I would bet on Japan, huge wads of cash suddenly make it warmer!
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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2019, 10:58:51 AM »
Glasgow for 2.5 years according to Glasgow press.
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Re: Nakarawa
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2019, 12:27:52 PM »
https://www.rugbypass.com/news/leone-nakarawa-closing-in-on-a-return-to-glasgow-reports

Yep Glasgow are likely to get him. Interesting that the article above mentioned we were after him. Wonder how much of that was true. Also potentially means they are looking for injury cover for Rowlands, Flament and Gaskell. Good call.