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Fijan Leone Nakarawa will return to Glasgow Warriors after his sacking from Racing 92, subject to a work visa.

The skillful forward is due to arrive in Glasgow today, having put pen-to-paper on a deal until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old made 69 appearances for the Warriors in his first spell at the club, Nakarawa was a fan favourite at Scotsdoun with his signature offloads form strong carries.

This ability was to the fore in the 2015 Guinness PRO12 Final, as the irrepressible Nakarawa put in a Man of the Match display to help the Warriors win their maiden title.

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Nakarawa moved to Paris to join Racing 92 in 2016. He scored 23 tries in 86 appearances for the Parisian side.

His stay in the French capital ended with ignominy as the 2018 European Player of the Year was sacked by Racing for returning late from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Leone Nakarawa, said: "I’ve remained close with my ex-teammates during my time in Paris and they played a big role in my decision to come back.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Dave Rennie and the coaching staff. Glasgow Warriors play an attacking style, which suits the way I like to play.

“The pitch may be different but I can’t wait to see some familiar faces in the crowd when I run out at Scotstoun”.

Glasgow Warriors Head Coach, Dave Rennie, added: “We’re rapt to welcome Leone back to Glasgow.

“Everyone knows how dangerous he is with ball in hand and Glasgow supporters have fond memories of his previous exploits in a Warriors jersey.

“Since his move Leone has continued to develop as a player and was named the European Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season.

“He is close with a lot of the players and we’re looking forward to welcoming him back into the squad this week.”

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