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sunday, 17 December, 2017
14:30

British & Irish Cup, The Mennaye, Penzance

Sam

Matavesi

Sam

Matavesi

Players & Staff

Players & Staff at The Cornish Pirates...

Position

Flanker/Hooker

Weight

105kg

Height

6ft

D.O.B

1992

Biography

A former Camborne, Plymouth Albion and Racing Metro (Paris) player, Sam signed for the Cornish Pirates from Redruth early in December 2017.

Educated at the Camborne Science & International Academy, he then attended Truro College and was a member of the team that in 2009 won the Daily Mail RBS U18 Cup at Twickenham. Present day Pirates also in the talented line-up included captain Jack Andrew and Tom Cowan-Dickie.

Gifted and not at all shy to put his body on the line, Sam won the first of his three caps for Fiji in 2013 and was also a County Championship winner with Cornwall in 2016.

Joining the Navy early in 2017 – Sam is also nowadays a Supply Chain Logistician based at RNAS Culdrose’s W16 Stores Department – he has not only played against the Army in the annual Babcock Trophy match contested at Twickenham, but has also played for the UK Armed Forces side.

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!

 

Nationality:

Cornish/Fijian

Nicknames:

Sam

Previous Clubs:

Redruth, Camborne, Plymouth Albion

Rugby Idol?

Richie McCaw

What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?

Phone

If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?

State of Origin

What training drill do you dread the most?

Fitness

If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?

Brett Beukeboom because he has the most money

Tell us something that the supporters may not already know about you?

I have 2 famous brothers

Where is your favourite place in cornwall?

Camborne

If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?

Royal Navy