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However Fiji (Leone Nakarawa) may yet pay for the stunt and may not be exempt for Aus and NZ sevens.

Fiji rugby star Nakarawa back tracks on army

MICHAEL FIELD

A Fijian who was allowed into New Zealand to take part in the Rugby World Cup on the condition he left the military is now back in the forces that run the country.

Leone Nakarawa’s return to the military is despite statements earlier this year from Foreign Minister Murray McCully who announced he would get a visa as he had quit the forces and their was little chance of his returning.

Nakarawa has been named in the army side to play police in the annual Ratu Sukuna Bowl match on Friday.

Pro-democracy blog site Coup Four and a Half says Nakarawa was spotted at the Army Training Group grounds and is now with the Territorial Forces.

“As we warned when … McCully, revealed Nakarawa had been granted the visa, the regime has made a fool of New Zealand,” the blogsite says.

McCully’s office said the minister was not immediately available to comment on the move, but would check the reports.

The Fiji military seized power in a coup in 2006 and since then its members and their families have been banned from entering New Zealand.

McCully eased the restrictions for lock Nakarawa.

“While we would normally take a little longer to provide an exemption or lift the sanction in respect of a person resigning from the military, in this case we agreed to act more quickly given the particular nature of the request,” McCully said.

Green Party spokesman Keith Locke at the time said that McCully was being tricked and that Nakarawa would simply return to the army after RWC.

McCully said at the time he did not believe that would happen. He said he had made inquiries and was satisfied there was not a significant risk of the player slipping back into the military.

He said the government wants to provide incentives for people in Fiji to part company with the military and the regime.

Prime Minister John Key, at the time, said he understood Nakarawa had offers from international clubs to play for them after the World Cup.

However Fiji may yet pay for the stunt.

Nakarawa is regarded as a front runner for the Fiji Sevens side and will need visa exemptions again in Australia and New Zealand.

Fiji, which earlier this year threatened to boycott the Wellington Sevens, has yet to announce whether they care coming.

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17 thoughts on “However Fiji (Leone Nakarawa) may yet pay for the stunt and may not be exempt for Aus and NZ sevens.

  1. McCully shares a characteristic with the leadership in Fiji: A rather limited intellectual capacity. He has gone so far as to label the regular torturing of regime opponents as “sorting out at the police station”.

  2. A Fijian who was allowed into New Zealand to take part in the Rugby World Cup on the condition he left the military is now back in the forces that run the country.

    Leone Nakarawa’s return to the military is despite statements earlier this year from Foreign Minister Murray McCully who announced he would get a visa as he had quit the forces and their was little chance of his returning.

    Nakarawa has been named in the army side to play police in the annual Ratu Sukuna Bowl match on Friday.

    Pro-democracy blog site Coup Four and a Half says Nakarawa was spotted at the Army Training Group grounds and is now with the Territorial Forces.

    “As we warned when … McCully, revealed Nakarawa had been granted the visa, the regime has made a fool of New Zealand,” the blogsite says.

    McCully’s office said the minister was not immediately available to comment on the move, but would check the reports.

    The Fiji military seized power in a coup in 2006 and since then its members and their families have been banned from entering New Zealand.

    McCully eased the restrictions for lock Nakarawa.

    “While we would normally take a little longer to provide an exemption or lift the sanction in respect of a person resigning from the military, in this case we agreed to act more quickly given the particular nature of the request,” McCully said.

    Green Party spokesman Keith Locke at the time said that McCully was being tricked and that Nakarawa would simply return to the army after RWC.

    McCully said at the time he did not believe that would happen. He said he had made inquiries and was satisfied there was not a significant risk of the player slipping back into the military.

    He said the government wants to provide incentives for people in Fiji to part company with the military and the regime.

    Prime Minister John Key, at the time, said he understood Nakarawa had offers from international clubs to play for them after the World Cup.

    However Fiji may yet pay for the stunt.

    Nakarawa is regarded as a front runner for the Fiji Sevens side and will need visa exemptions again in Australia and New Zealand.

    Fiji, which earlier this year threatened to boycott the Wellington Sevens, has yet to announce whether they care coming.

  3. What did we say back then? McCully just doesn’t understand how far the art of deceit and deviousness can go with the people running the country by force. If they can trick one whole nation, they can do so again and again. Don’t waste your breath McCully, these boys are not worth i!

  4. IRB and NZ Government are shown to be gullible fools for believing the lying, thieving and immoral illegal military regime. The idiots in the Illegal Junta do not realise there will be consequences for this deception when it comes to funding from the IRB for Fijian Rugby for the Sevens team and International Rugby as well as development of Rugby in Fiji. There is even a good reason to ban Fiji from all International Sevens and all International Tests and ban all Fijian Rugby Players from playing for any overseas Rugby Clubs until Fijian Government is elected in free, fair and honest Democratic Election. They have made Mike Miller the IRB CEO look like a complete idiot and all Fijians will pay the price.

  5. Well one cannot castigate this guy because he is only practising what is inherent in Fijians and is commonly known as Luimuri.

    Duplicity and mendacity runs deep into the Fijian psyche, most if not all Fijian’s has the proclivity to be duplicitous and therefore must never be believed no matter how much they bash their bibles.

    On a bright note he shoved one up the NZ Government.

  6. Allow me to qualify what I had said earlier although I have used the term Fijian’s this doesn’t mean the nation per-se, it is directed a specific coterie of people that doesn’t seem or don’t want understand their brand of democracy is detrimental to the growth of the Fijian Nation.

    This due mainly in part to their inability or for all that matters their greed that has been indoctrinated into their weak minds by pernicious individuals.

  7. How is it possible to respect the decendents of those who were welcomed into
    our Vanua – & then tried to steal it? Never confuse Fiji with Viti.

  8. Joker.

    I have forgeton more than your pea brain can handle.

    Ask yourself and your retarded dipsticks why are you hiding overseas?

    Why don’t you parasite’s go back to Fiji and do something good for your people instead of pullig your wire at the expense of foreign taxpayers.

    Bainimarama is not all that bad, infact he just might greet you rejects at the airport.

  9. Taukei.

    What Vanua you talking about?

    Kemuni na kawa ni ciri mai, ciri mai vei e sega sarala ni dua kila bela e sega vei kemuni na history.

    Ni kawa beka ni maqe.

  10. We should not be too unkind on Nakawara. He applied for the job as khaiyum’s houseboy and aunty Nur’s toilet cleaner but failed both interviews. The only job he could get was in the Fiji military. Leave the poor retard alone.

  11. be reasonable aussies…..your so called smart senseless sanctions is public jokes…….what u r trying to do is making people rebel agaist this regime……u cant do that because this gorvenment is doing a wonderful job for the people of fiji…..please macully and company,dont make a fool of yourself…..fiji will loose nothing if it severes ties with u or australia…..u a a bully…..bullys are cowards by nature……u wanna play smart sanctions with fiji……why dont u do the same with china and indonesia…..???????so funny big brothers…..dont forget that bullys will one way or the other be thrown over the abyss by the victim…..godbless fiji

  12. @ isoa

    But they DO work. Your so-called “leaders” Frank and Aiayaz are doing nothing to lead this country – all they do is take long holidays, chase after graffiti artists and iPad theives.

    Just remember, all your complaints just prove the one thing: Australia doesn’t “need” Fiji – Fiji needs Australia.

  13. Isoa you missed one very important point?
    Along with NZ & PNG Australia has a long standing ‘special relationship’ with Viti – something Indonesia & China does not enjoy.

  14. we dont need u australia or new zealand……we can build new friends instead of being told what to do like school kids…..give back to the abrogines what is theirs and also to the maoris….dont forget what u did to the abogines….on what joseph banks wrote about the abrogines to remove their rights as natives of australia………but there are some animal like creatures scudling among the bush…that was what he wrote…..oh my god what a satanic sin ever committed by human….u r guest here in the pacific…now u want to take over the house …..u descendants of convicts from england

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