Matawalu heading to Warriors

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Scrum-half Nikola Matawalu becomes the Warriors' seventh summer signing

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Scrum-half Nikola Matawalu becomes the Warriors' seventh summer signing

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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