SAM MATAVESI has re-joined Plymouth Albion after training with the club for the last few weeks.
The 23-year-old Fijian international flanker, who has made more than 50 league and cup appearances for Albion, moves back to Brickfields from South West One side Camborne, where he has scored 15 tries in eight league games.
It is the third time the Cornish-born player has joined Albion. He first arrived at Brickfields as an 18-year-old in 2010 before returning to Camborne. He then came back to Brickfields in 2012 before leaving at the end of last season.
“Sam has been training with us for the last few weeks and during that time he has shown his desire to play at the highest level possible,” said Albion’s director of rugby Graham Dawe.
“We have now given him the opportunity to try and get into the squad for the rest of the season.
“Sam is a natural born rugby player. He’s got a multitude of skills and got the ability to play any style of rugby. Hopefully, he can make a really good impact.”
Dawe wanted to strengthen his forward options after losing David Fisher and Chris Courtier. Fisher has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, while Courtier has decided to go to New Zealand.
Matevesi could be added to Albion’s squad to face Blackheath tomorrow.