Mata named Guiness Pro 14 Player of the Year
May 6, 2019 11:29 am
Viliame Mata has been named the Guinness Pro 14 Player of the Year.
Edinburgh number 8 had a solid season and has been dubbed as one of the best in the position in world rugby at the moment.
The 27-year-old Fijian was voted by his peers to take home the Players’ Player of the Season award this morning.
Mata has become a firm fans’ favorite at Edinburgh with his all-action style.
This morning he was rewarded for his performances in the Pro14 but the highlight of his excellent season was undeniably the outrageous offload for James Johnstone’s try in a historic European win at Toulon.
Known by his Edinburgh side as “Bill”, in February he signed a contract extension until 2021 after head coach Richard Cockerill had joked that he would be willing “to sell one of his children’s kidneys” to keep Mata at the club.