Frank Lomani signs with English club Northampton

Fiji’s scrum-half Frank Lomani has signed with English Premiership club Northampton Saints for the 2021/22 season after two seasons with Australia-based Rebels.

In a statement, the club said that they expect Lomani to join around September in time for the start of the new premiership season.

At Northampton, 25-year-old Lomani links up with fellow Fijian internationals Sam Matavesi who recently signed a contract extension and towering Apisalome Ratuniyarawa.

“The squad is filled with talented players, and I have already heard great things about Northampton, the stadium, the history of the Club and Saints’ passionate supporters from some of my Fijian teammates.”

“I am really excited to be joining Northampton Saints, and to get the opportunity to play at the very highest level of European rugby,” Lomani said.

“I hope I can develop my skills and improve all-round on the field playing Northern Hemisphere rugby and working with a really impressive set of coaches – I can’t wait to get started!”

Lomani who hails from Bua made his debut for Fiji in 2017 and has since picked up 17 caps, the most recent in July against the All Blacks alongside Matavesi. He signed with the Rebels after the 2019 Rugby World Cup, for the 2020/21 season during which he reportedly made 25 appearances in the Super Rugby competition.

Photo: Fiji Rugby

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