The Cornish Pirates have boosted their squad with the now officially confirmed signing of Sam Matavesi.
The 25-year-old joins from Redruth, whose support he has greatly appreciated.
He has also formerly played for Camborne and Plymouth Albion and had a brief spell with Racing Metro in Paris.
Commenting for the Cornish Pirates about their squad’s latest acquisition, coach Alan Paver said:
“Welcoming Sam to the squad is going to be a massive boost, as we again take on another talented Cornishman.
“Having had a stint with Plymouth Albion, he knows what the Championship is about, and he has also played extremely well for the Reds.
“Also in partnership with the Navy, identifying him as a talented player we have been able to work with them to provide another example of the good partnership developed during the past couple of years.”
The Matavesi family is well-known in Cornwall. Sam’s dad Sereli Matavesi was the first Fijian to play for Camborne and Cornwall after his arrival in the 1980s, and his brothers Josh and Joel have also made their mark in the game.
Together, their rugby philosophy has been – Think on your feet, run, run, run — and entertain!