PONTY RFC SIGN FIJI STAR NIKOLA MATAWALU
Written by Gavin on 1st September 2022
Pontypridd RFC have announced the signing of Fijian star Nikola Matawalu as player/skills coach from French Top 14 side Racing 92.
The 33 year old who can play scrum-half or wing has had a glittering career and lists Glasgow Warriors and Bath amongst some of his former clubs as well as winning 41 international caps for Fiji.
It was also only last November that Nikola played for Fiji against Wales at the Principality Stadium in the Autumn Nations Series 2021.
Reacting to Matawalu joining Pontypridd, Head Coach Justin Burnell said:
“This is another fantastic example of Pontypridd RFC and USW once again working hand in hand to enable a professional rugby player who has decided to concentrate on his career after rugby. Niko will be studying BSc (Hons) Rugby Coaching and Performance and will become a part time player/skills coach for Pontypridd RFC and a performance coach for Pontypridd Schools Dewar Shield Team.”
Niko (above) being welcomed to Pontypridd RFC by Phil Miles from the club’s Main Sponsor High Motive.
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