Educated at the Camborne Science & International Academy, Sam later attended Truro College and was a member of the team that in 2009 won the Daily Mail RBS U18 Cup at Twickenham.
Gifted and not at all shy to put his body on the line, Sam also in 2013 won the first of his three caps for Fiji, whilst other honours include being a County Championship winner with Cornwall in 2016.
Joining the Navy early in 2017, Sam has not only played against the Army in the annual Babcock Trophy match contested at Twickenham, but has also played for the UK Armed Forces side.
Having formerly played for Camborne and Plymouth Albion, Sam had a brief spell with Racing Metro in Paris before signing for Cornish Pirates in December 2017.
Matavesi also enjoyed a loan spell with Toulouse and played in all four of Fiji’s pool games at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
In December 2019, he signed an immediate deal with Northampton Saints.
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