Sunday 21 January 2018

Nacewa: Leinster return would be impossible to turn down

Isa Nacewa
Isa Nacewa
David Kelly

David Kelly

Leinster legend Isa Nacewa has revealed that he would find it impossible to turn down the chance to return to the club at some time in the future.

And, ahead of his former club's weekend Pro12 semi-final clash with Ulster, he has also urged supporters to give current coach Matt O'Connor time to maintain the province's remarkable run of success.

"I'm really excited with my role here with the Blues and what the future might hold with that," says Nacewa (31), who is currently Auckland Blues skills coach.

"I love Leinster through and through. That's why I can't pull on another jersey because of the pride I have for Leinster rugby.

"If ever a role came up with Leinster, my wife and I would be the first to jump on a plane and go right back over there. We love everything about Dublin, Leinster and Ireland. We miss the Christmas there. We miss it every day in some little bit. So, if a role came up in the future, we'd jump at it."

Nacewa, who won five trophies in as many seasons with Leinster, including four European titles, is confident they can win their first silverware under O'Connor.

"We're at the right end of where we want to be at this stage of the season and it's Matt's first season. He's managed the players outstandingly this year."

Irish Independent

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