Matawalu heading to Warriors

Mon, 16 Jul 13:46:45 2012

Glasgow are set to make their seventh summer signing with Fiji international Nikola Matawalu poised to join the club, subject to passing a medical and obtaining a work permit.

The Warriors lost to Leinster in the RaboDirect PRO12 semi-finals last season and have moved to improve their squad in the last month.

The 23-year-old scrum-half, who has six caps for Fiji, is set to move to the Scotstoun Stadium from the Navy Rugby Club, and Glasgow head coach Gregor Townsend said: "I'm delighted he's agreed to come to Scotstoun and he'll provide some serious competition in the back line."

Townsend added: "Niko is a really exciting signing for us. He's quick, strong and is one of those types of players that can do something a bit different, the unexpected."

Matawalu will compete with the likes of Scotland international Chris Cusiter as well as Henry Pyrgos and Murray McConnell for the scrum-half position, and is ready to link up with his new team-mates.

"It's a very exciting time to be coming to Glasgow and I'm really looking forward to joining up with the rest of the Warriors squad," Matawalu said.

"Obviously it's going to be a massive change from playing in the southern hemisphere but I'm really looking forward to the challenge."


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