Virimi Vakatawa banned from continuing his career in France due to a medical problem

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Virimi Vakatawa banned from continuing his career in France due to a medical problem

Racing 92 announced on Monday that the LNR’s medical committee had decided to ban Virimi Vakatawa from continuing his professional career as a rugby player in France. The Ile-de-France club does not specify the nature of the medical problem detected in the player of the France team.

A press conference in the presence of Vakatawa will take place this Tuesday noon. “Particularly saddened by this terrible announcement, Racing 92 gives its full support to Virimi Vakatawa and immediately put in place all the arrangements to support its emblematic player as best as possible in these particularly difficult times”the club said in a statement.

Of Fijian origin, Vakatawa arrived in France at the age of 17, taking the direction of Croix-de-Berny, where the former Racing training center was located. Sireli Bobo had at the time blown his name to the leaders of the Ile-de-France region.

He made his debut in the Championship in January 2011 and quickly showed all his qualities. From 2014 to 2016, when he obtained French nationality, he moved away from Racing 92 to evolve with the French team at 7, signing a two-year federal contract and playing in the Rio Games.

At the same time, he saw his first selection with the fifteen of France in February 2016. In the summer of 2017, he returned to Racing 92, where he became an executive player and one of the best centers in Europe. With the Blues, he notably played in the 2019 World Cup.

More in difficulty last season, competed by Jonathan Danty and Yoram Moefana, Vakatawa had seen his starting place in the fifteen of France threatened. But he had started the two summer tests in Japan last July. His last appearances with the blue jersey. Saturday, he did not participate in the first day of Top 14 against Castres. The public of the Paris La Défense Arena will no longer be able to admire its sublime offloads and its devastating hooks.

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