Born in Fiji, Dawai moved to New Zealand in 2011 to play club rugby with Southland. He played 7’s with the provincial side before breaking into the 2013 ITM Cup team where he made nine appearances.
A year later, he moved to Otago and emerged as a regular in the 2015 ITM Cup campaign. In September 2015, Dawai scored three tries against Auckland, becoming only the fourth player in NPC history to score a hat trick at Eden Park.
The 29-year-old, who joins Connacht on the back of three seasons with NPC-side Otago in New Zealand, was capped for Fiji in June 2016, starting three tests against Tonga, Samoa and Georgia.
In October 2016, Dawai signed a two-year deal with Connacht.
Dawai made 22 appearances over two seasons with Connacht before returning New Zealand re-joining Otago in 2018.
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