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In light of recent events, you'd wonder why French clubs continue to target some of the game's more complicated characters. When it comes to going AWOL from their clubs, certain Fijian internationals have not covered themselves in glory of late.
Clermont Auvergne wing Napolioni Nalaga disappeared off home to Fiji earlier this season and defied all attempts at contact. The club even sent an official to Fiji to try and find him, without success.
But triumph at last. A French newspaper 'Midi Olympique' this week announced it had finally tracked him down in a village on the island. "I'll come back to Clermont after the World Cup," he is said to have told the reporter, most generously.