Nemani Nadolo

Nadolo impresses on debut as Leicester Tigers bag win over Irish

After a defeat at Exeter and a 38-16 home thrashing at the hands of Bath, the Tigers fielded a strong side and they just did enough to come away with the four points.

David Williams scored their only try with George Ford adding the conversion and two penalties.

Ben Meehan touched down for Irish, which was converted by Paddy Jackson and enabled the visitors to collect a losing bonus point.

Nadolo set for debut as Leicester name much-changed team to face London Irish

Ellis Genge and Tom Youngs return after missing Saturday’s fixture and are joined in the front row by fellow international Dan Cole, who came off the bench in the weekend home defeat to Bath. 

Tigers academy graduates Harry Wells and Calum Green make up the second row with Hanro Liebenberg included at blindside flanker for his first start since the Premiership resumed. He is alongside Tommy Reffell and Jordan Taufua.

Leicester Tigers-bound outside-back Nemani Nadolo

A powerful runner, clinical finisher and accurate goal-kicker, former Fiji powerhouse Nadolo will move to Welford Road ahead of the 2020-21 season.

The prolific Nadolo, who can play on the wing or as a centre, has racked up over 1,000 points in domestic rugby and scored in excess of 150 professional tries.

Tigers head coach Geordan Murphy said after landing the 32-year-old: "It's certainly one to get excited about, no matter who you are.

"He's a star of the international game and a player that crowds all over the world have been able to enjoy see play.

Former Crusader ace Nemani Nadolo caught up in racism row

Nadolo, who plays for French Top 14 club Montpellier, described a recent experience with a fan where he claims he was called a monkey.

"I'm out in Montpellier with my family who came from overseas to c [sic] me," Nadolo said on Twitter.

"[One] supporter who is drunk said to me 'not bad for a monkey to win the game for MHR in Clermont'. Now he was drunk but wow."

The Fijian winger said racism in rugby hasn't changed.

"The worst thing is they attack you when u out having a good time with your family!" he said.

Crusaders lose Nadolo for quarter-final

RNZI reports Nadolo, who is leaving the Crusaders for Montpellier at the end of the season, was not included in Todd Blackadder's squad for the trip to South Africa.

Nadolo suffered the injury in the Crusaders' 35-15 loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Crusaders winger Nemani Nadolo cops four-week ban for lifting tackle

The giant Fijian was cited for his tackle on Brumbies scrum-half Tomas Cubelli in the Crusaders 40-14 win in Canberra on Sunday.

Competition judicial officer Chris Morris initially gave Nadolo a two-week suspension but said he also needed to take into account World Rugby's push to eliminate such dangerous tackles from the game.

“As such, I found it necessary to add two additional weeks to the recommended sanction,” he said in a statement.

Nadolo will miss Super Rugby matches against the Queensland Reds, Otago Highlanders and NSW Waratahs, as well as a club game

Nadolo to leave Crusaders in 2016

Nadolo said he is still loving being a part of the Crusaders, but was excited to receive an opportunity to play again in France after a stint over there with Bourgoin in the 2010-11 season.