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Cougars bring in Fijian flyer

20 Aug 20, 9:47AM 0 Comments

Written by Rugby Football League

Photo by West Wales Raiders

Keighley Cougars have announced the signing of Fijian flyer Robert Matamosi on a one-year deal from fellow Betfred League 1 side West Wales Raiders.

The 23-year-old played his first game of Rugby League in the British Army in 2016 after relocating to the United Kingdom from Fiji.

After impressing for the Armed Forces side, Matamosi joined West Wales Raiders at the start of the 2019 season and scored a sensational solo effort earlier this season against Doncaster.

Matamosi said: “I’m looking forward to playing some good Rugby next season and getting to meet the lads.

“I’ll be playing alongside some great experienced players in the side and can’t wait to take to the field with them in front of the Cougars fans, who I’ve heard nothing but great things about and can’t wait to meet.

“I am very grateful to Rhys, Mick and the management of the club for giving me the opportunity to come up to the Rugby League heartlands and develop my skills whilst playing for a famous and established club.”

Cougars Head Coach, Rhys Lovegrove, said: “I’m delighted to beat off stiff competition from the level above to secure Robert’s signature for next season.

“Not only has Robert got the talent, but more importantly he has the drive and ambition to become the best Rugby League player he can be both on and off the field.

“I like to think outside the box with my recruitment and there are talented players at expansion clubs that some of the traditional heartland clubs tend not to pay attention to.

“In the action we saw before lockdown, Dalton proved that and I’m hoping Robert will do the same once we return to action in 2021.”

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