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Fiji flyer Nadolo ends international career

Fiji winger Nemani Nadolo has announced his international retirement with the Rugby World Cup in Japan on the horizon.

The prolific Montpellier flyer, who turned 31 on Thursday, revealed he had been contemplating calling time on his Test career for a long time.

Nadolo scored 19 tries in 30 matches for the Pacific Islanders, but a defeat to Tonga last June will be his last on the international stage.

He posted on Instagram: “I thought I’d be the first to let you all know that I’ve called it a day playing for my beloved country Fiji.

“First and foremost I want to thank the almighty for without him I believe I would never have gotten this far. The moment I debuted as a ‘caretaker’ of the jersey back in 2010 I would have never thought I’d have played for this long and represented the tiny island of Fiji.

“I want to thank all the coaches, trainers, physios and people I have come in contact with during my time as a ‘caretaker’ of the jersey. To all the past and present players whom I’ve had the honour of playing along side with I want to say big VINAKA.

“Most of all to the PEOPLE of Fiji both in Fiji and abroad. I just want to let you all know that it’s been a pleasure to have represented you all over the years.

“I believe this team belongs to the people of Fiji and it’s because of you we find the motivation to play every time we get the opportunity and for that I hope I haven’t let you guys down.

“With the depth and current crop of outside backs coming through I have no doubt that the next ‘caretakers’ of the jersey will do a great job.

“I’ve faced a few challenges over the last 18 months both on and off the field. After speaking to my partner @kimstyleme for a long period of time about this I felt it was the right decision for me and my family moving forward.

“I still have a lot to prove and I look forward to doing that with my club @mhr_officiel.. I wish the coaches and the current squad all the best for the future and have no doubt they will do well!”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I thought I’d be the first to let you all know that i’v called it a day playing for my beloved country Fiji. First and foremost I want to thank the almighty for without him i believe I would never have gotten this far. The moment I debuted as a “caretaker” of the jersey back in 2010 I would have never thought I’d have played for this long and represented the tiny island of Fiji. I want to thank all the coaches, trainers, physios and people I have come in contact with during my time as a “caretaker” of the jersey. To all the past and present players whom i’v had the honour of playing along side with I want to say big VINAKA.. Most of all to the PEOPLE of Fiji both in Fiji and abroad. I just want to let you all know that it’s been a pleasure to have represented you all over the years.. I believe this team belongs to the people of fiji and its because of you we find the motivation to play everytime we get the opportunity and for that I hope I haven’t let you guys down. With the depth and current crop of outside backs coming through I have no doubt that the next “caretakers” of the jersey will do a great job.. Iv faced a few challenges over the last 18 month’s both on and off the field. After speaking to my partner @kimstyleme for a long period of time about this I felt it was the right decision for me and my family moving forward. I still have a lot to prove and I look forward to doing that with my club @mhr_officiel.. I wish the coaches and the current squad all the best for the future and have no doubt they will do well!.. #vinaka #veilomani

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