Virimi Vakatawa

Virimi Vakatawa suffers Six Nations injury scare

The 28-year-old’s try-scoring effort against Ireland last October was central to securing France the win that earned them second place in the delayed finish to the 2020 championship, their highest placing since finishing second in 2011.

Vakatawa, who has 27 caps and was a Nations Cup try-scorer against Scotland in his last Test outing, was included in Fabien Galthie’s 37-strong squad announced for the 2021 Six Nations on January 11.

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The veteran Wales midfielder spent two seasons at the Parisian club from 2013 to 2015 and a number of the players he encountered at that time in France are now on the cusp of European glory.

Roberts had a special mention for Vakatawa, the Fijian who is now viewed as one of the world’s best attacking players at the age of 28 with Racing. He has also become a regular France national team player.