Viliame Mata

Edinburgh Rugby confirmed the signing of Olympic Gold winning Fiji 7s lock Viliame ‘Bill’ Mata on a two-year deal in September 2016.

Mata joined the the club after his part in the Rio 2016 Games, where he scored a try in his side’s 43-7 victory over Team GB in the final.

After switching codes from rugby league, Mata has represented current World Rugby Sevens Series champions Fiji at nine events on the circuit, scoring 55 points through 11 tries.

After making a return from injury during the 2017/18 season, Mata enjoyed a stellar campaign, the back-row signed a two-year extension to keep him at the club until 2020.

Mata enjoyed a stellar 2018/19 campaign and in January 2019 was one of 11 nominees for EPCR European Player of the Year.

Stats

Caps
59
Tries
12
Starts - Conversions -
Replacements - Penalty goals -
Points
60
Drop goals -
Position: 
Back-row
D.O.B.: 22/10/91
Place of birth:
Fiji
Height: 6ft 5in (1.97m)
Weight: 18st 3lb (116kg)