Nikola Matawalu rugby player
Nikola Matawalu rugby player

Nikola Matawalu

8th Mar 1989 1.73m/81kg Scrum Half

Niko Matawalu joined Glasgow Warriors in season 2012/13, fresh from impressing for Fiji against Scotland in June 2012.

The scrum-half had previously won widespread praise for his displays in the HSBC Sevens World Series, a leg of which is now staged at the Warriors' Scotstoun home in the guise of the Emirates Airline Glasgow 7s. He has now firmly established himself as a fans favourite at Scotstoun with his displays of pace, creativity and guile.

In season 2012/13 he broke a PRO12 record by being the first player to pick up four Man of the Match awards in a row for a series of electrifying performances in early 2013.

Representing Fiji during the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Niko took his total international caps to 28, and was called into the squad for the 2016 Autumn Internationals.

Having made 13 appearances for Bath Rugby, the scrum-half parted ways with the Club and signed a deal with Exeter Chiefs, heading to Sandy Park at the conclusion of the autumn internationals.

In August 2017, Matawalu re-signed with Glasgow Warriors for the 2017-18 PRO14 season. The Fijian left Glasgow in 2015, after helping the club secure its first Pro12 title.

The Fijian international re-joined the Scotstoun club ahead of the 2017/18 season and has committed his future to the Warriors until at least 2021.

Having originally signed in 2012, Matawalu has gone on to play 103 games over his two spells in Glasgow, scoring 38 tries in the process.

He has been in fine try-scoring form so far this season, crossing the whitewash seven times in his last four appearances.

JW 21 Dec 18

Career

fidji Fiji
Scrum Half
2010 - present
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Scrum Half
2017 - present
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Scrum Half
2012 - 2015
bath Bath Rugby
Scrum Half
2015 - 2016