Matavesi eager to make impression

By Geoff Berkeley 14/05 Updated: 21/05 17:09

NEW signing Josh Matavesi admitted he has some unfinished business to attend to when he arrives at Worcester Warriors for a second crack in English rugby.

The 21-year-old Cornish-born back, who will make the move to Sixways from French side Racing Metro 92 this summer, believes he has matured since his days at Exeter Chiefs.

"I am a better player since the move, as a life experience I am better for it," the Fiji international said.

"I feel a more mature person for the move to France and what I have learnt. To face the likes of Toulon, Perpignan and a packed house against Stade Francais, it has only helped me.

"I feel like I have unfinished business too. I didn't really establish myself at Exeter and this is a great opportunity to come back and put my stamp on things.

"The move to Racing Metro 92 was an amazing experience. To play and live in Paris - experience a new lifestyle and culture.

"I got to play with some great players like Sebastien Chabal, Juan Martin Hernandez, Francois Steyn. These guys are awesome and have taught me so much.

"To be rubbing shoulders with world class players has made me work on my game and strive to get better. I have improved so much just being around them, on and off the field."

Matavesi is also keen to help Warriors achieve their lofty ambitions under head coach Richard Hill.

"I can't wait to come to Warriors," Matavesi added.

"I have been around the club and I liked the way Richard Hill spoke and the plans for the future and next season.

"I actually went to watch a game at Sixways when I was just 13 and that has stuck with me.

"It's an awesome atmosphere at Sixways as you feel like the whole city is behind you. Everything stops on Saturday and people go to see Warriors - I love that about the club."

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