Rugby

Mesulame Dolokoto Signs With Glassglow Warriors

Dolokoto, 24, has nine caps and is in McKee’s 42-member training squad which assembles in Suva for medical screening on Monday before they relocate to the Coral Coast for the first week of training at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on Tuesday.
28 Jun 2019 11:00
Mesulame Dolokoto Signs With Glassglow Warriors
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians Rugby World Cup squad member Mesulame Dolokoto. Photo: Simione Haravanua

Glasgow Warriors have signed Fiji Airways Flying Fijians hooker Mesulame Dolokoto on a two-year contract, subject to visa and medical.

And Fiji Airways Flying Fijians head coach John McKee said this was a good signal for Dolokoto and the team building up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in September.

Dolokoto, 24, has nine caps and is in McKee’s 42-member training squad which assembles in Suva for medical screening on Monday before they relocate to the Coral Coast for the first week of training at Lawaqa Park, Sigatoka on Tuesday.

Coming through age group rugby and a regular member of the Fiji Airways Drua, Warriors in the past two years, Dolokoto, who had a spell with Super Rugby side the Brumbies in 2015, will relocate to Scotstoun following his commitments with the Flying Fijians in 2019.

GOOD NEWS: McKEE

“This is good news for Mesu and the team building up to the RWC,” McKee said.

“The RWC is another platform where our players can excel and be identified for overseas contracts like Mesu.

“Therefore I’m looking forward to meet the wider training group in Suva on Monday before we head off to head down to the Coral Coast on Tuesday.

“We need to hit the ground running and maximise our times together.”

Dolokoto came off the bench in the November tests against Scotland and France and captained Fiji A against Uruguay, Argentina and Italy last summer.

He will become the latest Fijian to pull on a Glasgow Warriors jersey, following in the footsteps of Scotstoun fan favourites Jerry Yanuyanutawa, Leone Nakarawa and Nikola Matawalu.

LEARNING FROM THE BEST

Dolokoto said: “I’m happy to be joining Glasgow Warriors and I’m looking forward to playing in two of the best rugby competitions in the world.

“The opportunity to learn from such an experienced coaching team and play in such a successful team is very exciting for me.

“The club has a strong Fijian history and I hope I can be a big part of it going forward.”

Exciting Talent

New Glasgow Warriors assistant coach John Dalziel added: “Mesu is an exciting talent who will bring even more international experience to our front-row.

“He isn’t your traditional front-row forward, he likes to bring a bit of Fijian flair to his game, but he can also do the basics very well and we’re excited to work with him.”

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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