August 31, 2021
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Scrumhalf Matawalu joins Mountaban

Former Flying Fijians scrumhalf Nikola Matawalu has signed with French Pro D2 team US Montauban for the new season.

The 32-year-old will arrive as Anthony Méric’s replacement in the team.

Matawalu left the Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season because the club did not extend or renewed his contract.

The US Montauban in a statement said “Matawalu is a big blow made by the USM since the scrum-half / Fijian winger nevertheless arrives with a large European and international baggage (32 years old ; 40 selections, 10 tries).”

“If he was a little losing speed on the side of Glasgow in recent years, we are still talking about a boy known and recognized but his canes of fire, his big support and his propensity to try blows. A boy often used as an impact player during his career and whose late-game entries often caused damage, witness his 44 tries in just over 130 games with the Warriors,” the statement read.

Matawalu made 246 Warriors appearances and was part of the club’s PRO12 title success in 2015.

He first joined Warriors in 2012 and is in his second spell with the club.

He was voted the club’s player of the season in 2013 and 2015 and has scored 44 tries – only DTH Van Der Merwe and Tommy Seymour have more.

By Romeka Romena 

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