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Rennie Rates Matawalu

Rennie Rates Matawalu
Nikola Matawalu delivers the ball for Glasgow Warriors. His performance has impressed coach Dave Rennie. Photo: Zimbio
August 24
11:00 2018

Former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie praised the “spe­cial” performance of Nikola Matawalu as Glasgow Warriors thrashed Harlequins 50-17 in their first pre-season friendly.

Man-of-the-match Matawalu, in his second spell at the club, scored the final two of Glasgow’s eight tries in their big win.

“It’s not just the tries he scored,” head coach Rennie told Warriors TV.

“The amount of times he got breaches and got in behind the de­fence with his work rate.”

Matawalu is working hard to re­tain his spot in the Fiji Airways Flying Fijians squad for next year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan.

He also excels at fullback and wing.

This season Matawalu’s berth has been claimed by Henry Seniloli and Frank Lomani after outstanding performances during the June Test matches against Samoa, Georgia and Tonga.

Matawalu’s younger brother Peni is in the Fiji Airways Fijian Drua squad for the National Rugby Championship after a strong per­formance for Suva in the Skipper Cup Premiership.

– Edited by Osea Bola


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