20 Jul 2012

Sport: Fiji halfback signs for Glasgow Warriors

10:54 am on 20 July 2012

Flying Fijians halfback Nikola Matawalu is joining the English rugby club Glasgow Warriors.

The 23 year old has made six appearances for Fiji, scoring on debut against Japan in 2010.

The Glasgow Warriors website says Matawalu will sign from Suva's Navy Rugby Club pending a work permit and medical.

Matawalu, who will compete with Scotland international Chris Cusiter, Henry Pyrgos and Murray McConnell, for the starting number nine jersey says he is excited about the challenge ahead and the chance to play in the Northern Hemisphere.

Warriors coach Gregor Townsend says Matawalu is quick, strong and the sort of player who can do the unexpected.