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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.

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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.

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