Nemani Nadolo returns to NSW Waratahs – Michmutters

Nemani Nadolo returns to NSW Waratahs

Speaking in Argentina, where he is on tour with the Wallabies, Gordon said Nadolo’s unique threats would be a valuable addition.

“He is obviously a real threat with the ball and I have seen some of the stuff he has done for Leicester, he has been exceptional,” Gordon said.

Nemani Nadolo, who was formerly known as Ratu Nasiganiyavi, at Waratahs training in 2008.

Nemani Nadolo, who was formerly known as Ratu Nasiganiyavi, at Waratahs training in 2008.Credit:Ben Rushton

“He is really dangerous one on-ne and he will be a great inclusion to our back line. I am really excited to see him with the group.

“We have formed some great competition (in the back three). We have obviously lost Alex Newsome, who was the spine of our back line, but we pick up a guy with international experience and who can probably cover a few positions if he needs to be. And you are seeing guys like Dylan Pietsch and Mark Nawaqanitawase really stepping up… so it’s pleasing to see our depth in the back line is really starting to develop.”


Nadolo had a further year left on his Tigers contract but negotiated a release to come back to Australia. He is set to play the first few months of the English Premiership season with Leicester before joining NSW for pre-season in December.

He retired from international rugby before the 2019 World Cup but Coleman said the Fiji-born, Queensland-raised winger was aiming to use Super Rugby as a launch pad for a bid at making a comeback and going to the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Coleman has also brought Kurtley Beale and Tolu Latu back to the Waratahs.

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