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Mata Stays With Edinburgh

The 29-year-old joined Edinburgh after help the Fijian men’s team win the sevens gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
28 Jan 2021 11:29
Mata Stays With Edinburgh
Flying Fijian No.8 Viliame (Bill) Mata.

After many months of speculation, Flying Fijian No.8 Viliame (Bill) Mata has remained loyal to Edinburgh Rugby.

Pursued by top rugby clubs in Europe, the burly Fijian re-signed his contract with the top Scottish club yesterday.

The 29-year-old joined Edinburgh after help the Fijian men’s team win the sevens gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

His Olympic coach Ben Ryan said: “Bill has become a bit of an icon for Edinburgh, and a fantastic test match number 8, and one of the best players in the world.”

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