November 03, 2012
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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
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