Rugby Union

Sam Matavesi: Navy Rugby Star Joins Premiership Leaders Northampton Saints

He has previously played for Cornish Pirates, Plymouth Albion RFC and Racing Metro in France.

Royal Navy rugby star Sam Matavesi has penned a deal with Premiership leaders Northampton Saints.

Matavesi is the second military player to move to Franklin's Gardens this season, joining the Army's Corporal Lewis Bean who has been with Saints since summer 2019.

The 27-year-old can play at hooker or in the back row.

The Logistician is based at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall and played in all four of Fiji's pool matches at the recent Rugby World Cup in Japan.

He previously lined out for Cornish Pirates, Plymouth Albion RFC and Racing Metro in France.

In moving to the Premiership, Matavesi joins other forces players Lance Corporal Semesa Rokoduguni and Corporal Josh McNally in the division.

Cover image: Sam Matavesi representing Royal Navy rugby (Picture: Royal Navy).