September 7, 2016 12:59 pm

Olympic gold medallist Villiame Mata signs two-year contract with Edinburgh Rugby

Olympic gold medal winning Fiji sevens star Viliame Mata has signed for Scottish rugby club Edinburgh on a two-year deal. Mata was quoted by the Herald Scotland: “My goal was to win the gold medal for Fiji and we got it. Now my goal is to perform well for my new team,” he said after […]

Olympic gold medal winning Fiji sevens star Viliame Mata has signed for Scottish rugby club Edinburgh on a two-year deal.

Mata was quoted by the Herald Scotland:

“My goal was to win the gold medal for Fiji and we got it. Now my goal is to perform well for my new team,” he said after signing with the capital club.

“I am excited about signing for Edinburgh Rugby, and am looking forward to playing for the club.

“I am also excited about arriving in the city and meeting my new team mates.”

Edinburgh head coach Alan Solomons told The Herald Scotland :

 “We are delighted to welcome Bill to the club,” he said.

“He is a hugely talented player who was part of the Fiji 7s team that recently won gold at the Rio Olympics.

“He is big, powerful and explosive and I believe he will add huge value to the team.”