November 03, 2012
  Follow @ Twitter

Matawalu named man of the match

Nikola Matawalu was today named man of the match by his Glasgow Warriors’ team in their 37-6 run-away victory at home over Newport Gwent Dragons 37-6 in a RaboDirect PRO12 match this morning.

Matawalu started at scrumhalf a good rehearsal ahead of the Flying Fijians 4-match Northern Hemispehere Tour which starts next Sunday against England at Twickenham.

Of his performance, Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend said Matawalu deserved starting at nine.

“Niko fully deserved his start at nine and it was clear he was working really hard on his game,” Townsend said in a report on glasgowwarriors.org.

“He is always the last player off the training pitch and his performance tonight was electric.”

Matawalu was great in support play with great assists in their bonus-point victory. He also crossed the visitors’ try-line, but his try was disallowed by the ref who said the ball had gone forward.

The former Fiji naval officer came through unscathed despite being brought down off the ball into the latter stages of the match, but he got straight back into the game to set up their right wing Tommy Seymour for their bonus point try.

When substituted in the 68th minute, Matawalu received a well-earned ovation from the crowd.

He should be good to join the Flying Fijians camp in London Monday (Fiji Time).

Photo: Courtesy of glasgowwarriors.org
FijiLive
 

Bad Blood

PREVIOUS STORY
Sharpe wins Australia's top rugby honour
NEXT STORY
Fiji XVs depart Korea enroute to London

Post a Comment
Bookmark and Share

 


Posted Comments
No comments, but you can post the first comment!

 

 







SPORTS
Nakarawa stars in historic Warriors win
Flying Fijians lanky forward Leone Nakarawa helped Glasgow Warriors to become the first Scottish team to lift the Guinness Pro 12 title as they defeated Irish club Munster 31-13 at Kingspan Stadium.
FOOTBALL
Goal for Setaís late mum: Verevou
Vodafone Fiji U20 marksman Iosefo Verevou has dedicated his goal against Germany in the FIFA U20 World Cup to team-mate and best friend Setareki Hughes late mum.
FIJI NEWS
Konrote to address ILO conference
Fijiís Minister of Employment, Industrial Relations and Productivity, Jioji Konrote is expected to address the International Labour conference 104th session in Geneva next week.
HEALTH/FITNESS
Chavez in Venezuela after cancer surgery
President Hugo Chavez surprised and in many cases delighted Venezuelans by returning home on Monday, albeit to an uncertain future, ending a more than two-month absence in Cuba for cancer treatment.
ENTERTAINMENT
Afghan street kid heads for the Oscars red carpet
An Afghan street kid is off to Hollywood and the red-carpet treatment at the Oscars -- a fairytale ending to a chance encounter that led to a starring role in a movie.
TECHNOLOGY
Apple hit by hackers
Apple on Tuesday said it was hit by hackers who wormed their way into the California company's system but evidently failed to steal any data.