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Matawalu signs for Caerphilly

Welsh National League side Caerphilly have announced the signing of former Flying Fijians scrumhalf Niko Matawalu as backs/attack coach for the 2024/25 season.

The 35-year-old has been operating in a player/coach capacity at Pontypridd for the last two seasons, finishing his full-time professional playing career at Montauban in 2022.

Matawalu was capped 41 times by Fiji, appearing in two Rugby World Cups and lit up the sevens arena with his outrageous skillset.

The Ra native made his last Test appearance for the Flying Fijians against Wales in Cardiff in the 2021 November internationals.

Matawalu, who is the elder sibling of Flying Fijians and Fijian Drua scrumhalf Peni Matawalu, will coach Caerphilly alongside studying for a BSc in Rugby Coaching and Analytics at the University of South Wales.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports | news@fijilive.com

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