Josh Matavesi rugby player
Josh Matavesi rugby player

Josh Matavesi

5th Oct 1990 1.85m/94kg Inside Centre

Born in Cornwall, England, to an English mother and Fijian father, Josh Matavesi attended the illustrious Truro College in his early years. A centre or wing, Matavesi has a typical Fijian style about him, combining hard running and ferocious defence with deft handling skills.

Matavesi, despite being called up to England Under-20 set up in 2008, decided to pledge his allegiances to Fiji and has gone on to represent both their U-20 side and full national outfit. Exeter Chiefs signed the youngster in 2009 and Matavesi spent three seasons here, with a stint at Racing Metro in between, before joining Worcester Warriors in the summer of 2012.

Matavesi has since gone on to join Ospreys and has been included in Fiji's 31 man squad for the 2015 RWC.

The 17-time capped centre was a member of the Ospreys side which defeated Newcastle Falcons in the European Challenge Cup last month.

He moved to Newcastle following the end of the 2017 season.

(LS May 17, 2018)

Career

fidji Fiji
Inside Centre
2009 - present
newcastle-falcons Newcastle Falcons
Outside Centre
2017 - present
exeter Exeter Chiefs
Fly Half
2009 - 2011
logo_racing2 Racing 92
Left Wing
2011 - 2011
worcester-warriors Worcester Warriors
Outside Centre
2012 - 2014
ospreys Ospreys
Outside Centre
2014 - 2017
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Inside Centre
2018 - 2018