Club Statement: Kalione Nasoko
Edinburgh Rugby can confirm today that the signing of Fijian winger Kalione Nasoko will not go ahead upon further examination on a pre-existing injury.
Nasoko was due to join the squad next month and the signing was initially referenced in March, subject to a medical, but following additional testing from both the club’s and Fiji’s medical staff, it has been confirmed that the player will be returned to the care of the Fiji Sevens team at this time.
Head Coach Richard Cockerill, said: “We’re obviously really disappointed that the deal won’t be going ahead as Kalione is clearly an exciting talent. We also really feel for the player himself as he was looking forward to joining us.
“However, it has been decided, in collaboration with the club’s medical staff, that this is the best course of action in relation to the player’s overall wellbeing heading in to next season and beyond. We all wish Kalione the best moving forward.”