All Black Nonu in high demand

2014-10-21 13:23
Ma'a Nonu (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - All Black centre Ma'a Nonu is in high demand, with English, Japanese and French clubs reportedly interested in his services.

According to the website, European champions Toulon's interest in Nonu has stalled with English club Saracens and two Japanese outfits vying for Nonu's signature.

There were strong suggestions Nonu would be part of Toulon's major recruitment drive following next year's Rugby World Cup.

But specialist French rugby website Rugbyrama reports the deal has fallen through after Nonu's agents failed to agree terms in meetings with Toulon officials last week, with potential wages appearing to be the main stumbling block.

Despite the French wealth, it seems more money could be on offer in Japan, while Saracens also remain keen.

Nonu, 32, has previous experience in Japan, playing 11 games for the Ricoh Black Rams during a sabbatical in his New Zealand contract in 2011/12.

Nonu, who currently plays his Super Rugby for the Blues, has played 94 Tests for the All Blacks.

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