Transfer News: Fiji international on the verge of joining Harlequins

Cornish Pirates hooker Sam Matavesi is in line to add to his three caps for Fiji after being named in the country’s squad to tour the northern hemisphere this autumn.

His fine form in the Championship, which has led to an international recall, has also led to interest from Premiership clubs with Harlequins reportedly set to sign the hooker.

Rugby Inside Line, who broke the news about Christian Wade’s shock departure earlier this week, has reported a move is imminent.

The Camborne-born forward has crossed the try-line four times in six matches for the third-place Pirates.

Matavesi’s brother Josh has not been included in the 30-man squad named by head coach John McKee despite being the more experienced of the siblings with 40 caps.

The Newcastle Falcons centre misses out on selection but his club teammate Nemani Nagusa is included along with Niki Goneva.


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