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Mata secures overseas contract

July 21, 2016 6:04 pm

Fiji 7s forward, Viliame Mata is the second player in the team who has secured an overseas contract.

25-year-old, NakeloTailevu native has pencilled a deal with Scotland’s Pro 12 club Edinburgh.

Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan says everything has been confirmed and a statement from the club is expected soon.

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“Bill has sacrificed a lot and he has managed to get an overseas contract after the Olympic Games as well which is fantastic and we helped him with that.”

Mata says it was not an easy journey making the cut into the final team.

“Before the selection there was a 10 forwards so everybody was fighting just for the 5 spot. I want to thank the lord for these grateful opportunity so that I could be a member of the 12 member squad going to Olympics.”

Meanwhile, Mata and the other 7s players will go through a training run on Beqa Island this morning.

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