Monday 18 December 2017

'I have fallen in love with a game called hurling' - Fiji's 20 stone winger Nemani Nadolo

Nemani Nadolo
Nemani Nadolo
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

If Diarmuid O'Sullivan was 'The Rock', then Nemani Nadolo could be the boulder.

Fiji and Montpellier winger Nemani Nadolo has fallen in love with hurling and wants to become the third Rebel hero with Pacific island heritage, following on from Sean Óg and Setanta Ó hAilpín.

Nadolo eats five eggs for breakfast, five fish for lunch and a whole chicken for dinner. He weighs 20 stones, is 6ft 5in tall and runs the 100 metres in under 11 seconds.

He would make one helluva full-forward.

He has clearly been introduced to the ancient sport by Montpellier teammate and Grand Slam winner Tomás O'Leary and took part in some priceless Twitter banter with Simon Zebo yesterday.

Erin's Own should sign him up, although they might struggle to match the 29-year-old's current wages.

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