Matawalu joins Glasgow
Fiji scrum-half adds depth to Warriors' squad
Last Updated: 12/07/12 11:14am
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Glasgow Warriors have made Fiji international scrum-half Nikola Matawalu their seventh signing of the summer, subject to a work permit and medical.
Matawalu, 23, scored on his Fiji debut against Japan in 2010, the first of his six appearances for his country so far.
He will provide competition for the scrum-half berth at Glasgow with Scotland international Chris Cusiter, Henry Pyrgos and Murray McConnell.
"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."
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"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.
"The quality of the squad, a lot of the guys I played against in the Scotland match last month, is really impressive and I hope I can add to that."
Warriors head coach Gregor 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.
"To be named player-of-the-tournament at this year's Hong Kong Sevens underlines what a special talent we have joining the club.
"I'm delighted he's agreed to come to Scotstoun and he'll provide some serious competition in the back line.
"He was hugely impressive in the test match in Lautoka and really caught the eye and I think the Warriors fans will really take to his style of play."