Rugby World Magazine picks Nakarawa in best squad of 2018

Leone Nakarawa. Picture: FT FILE

“OFFLOAD king” Leone Nakarawa is the only Fijian to be named in the Rugby World Magazine’s team of 2018.

According to reports by, Nakarawa joined five All Blacks, four Irishmen, two from England and one each from Australia, South Africa and Wales to make up the best squad of 2018.
Racing 92’s Nakarawa was named the 2018 European player of the year after continuing to excel in France’s Top 14 league and he played a pivotal role in the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians shock 21-14 triumph against the French in Paris last month.

Rugby World’s 2018 team of the year:
Beauden Barrett (All Blacks), Ben Smith (All Blacks), Jonathan Davies (Wales), Owen Farrell (England), Rieko Ioane (All Blacks), Johnny Sexton (Ireland), Conor Murray (Ireland); Kieran Read (All Blacks), David Pocock (Australia), Peter O’Mahony (Ireland), Leone Nakarawa (Fiji), Brodie Retallick (All Blacks), Tadgh Furlong (Ireland), Malcolm Marx (South Africa), Mako Vunipola (England).

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