Nalaga agrees to Clermont return
April 20, 2012
Napolioni Nalaga will return to Clermont © Getty Images
Clermont Auvergne have announced three signings ahead of next season with star winger Napolioni Nalaga returning to the club.
Nalaga is currently lining up for the Western Force in Super Rugby but is one of Clermont's favourite sons with an unbelievable try-scoring record. Nalaga left the Top 14 side last season due to personal reasons but will return to Clermont looking to continue where he left off.
Clermont's team manager Jean-Marc Lhermet is relishing the chance to see Nalaga back in the Top14. "The story could not end like this. We have always said, since the departure of Nap's, that the option remained open for his return.
"We are happy to find Nap's has remained very attached to the club during his absence. His emotional ties with Clermont have always existed and he will return to the club that has remained close to his heart."
Nalaga joins on a two-year deal with the option of an extra year tied on. He will be joined at Clermont next season by Perpignan's Damien Chouly and the Blues' centre Benson Stanley, who has penned a two year deal.
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