August 10, 2022
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Nadolo back with the Tahs in 23

Fijian wrecking ball Nemani Nadolo will rejoin his boyhood franchise, the New South Wales Waratahs for the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season after signing a 1-year deal.
 
The 34-year-old winger was signed by the Waratahs in 2008 on the strength of dominant club form, and was seen as a potential replacement for his cousin Lote Tuqiri.
 
But after two seasons, the winger was released without having won a Super Rugby cap.
 
He played in England and Japan before joining for the Crusaders between 2014 and 2016, where he played in the famous final against the Waratahs in 2014 in Sydney.
 
Nadolo, who then played in France and is currently with the Leicester Tigers, was also a powerhouse for Fiji in 30 Test appearances.
 
"Who would've thought after leaving these doors 12 years ago I’d get another opportunity to be part of the club again," Nadolo said in a Waratahs statement.
 
"I'm grateful to Darren (Coleman) and the board for having faith in me and giving me another opportunity. NSW are heading in the right direction and I’m glad I can be a part of their journey."
 
Coleman, who was Fiji's assistant coach when Nadolo made his debut in 2010, said the recruitment of the 125kg winger is a result of wanting to add some bigger bodies to the squad.
 
"One of the things we identified from our season review was the need to add some size and power to our roster, and Nemani brings a lot of size and physicality which will add an extra dimension to our team," Coleman said.
 
Coleman has also brought Kurtley Beale and Tolu Latu back to the Waratahs.
 
By Reginald Chandar
 


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