Fiji international Frank Lomani to join Northampton Saints ahead of 2021/22 season

Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd
Northampton Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd
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Northampton Saints have announced the signing of Fiji international Frank Lomani ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Lomani started his career with Fijian Drua in 2017 and went on to win the Player of the Year award in the 2018 season of Australia's National Rugby Championship that saw him called up to Barbarians squad to take on Argentina.

The 25-year-old will head to Franklin's Gardens after a two-season stint with Melbourne Rebels during which he featured in 25 Super Rugby games.

Lomani made his international debut for Fiji in July 2017 against Samoa and has gone on to play 17 Tests including three games in the 2019 World Cup.

“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 told the official website of the club.

“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 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!”

Northampton director of rugby Chris Boyd is delighted in securing the signing of the Fiji scrum-half.

“We’re thrilled to sign a scrum-half of international quality in Frank,” he said.

“It’s really important to have strong competition for places across our whole squad, and we’re very confident Frank will bring a lot to the table within our young group of No.9s.

“He’s also a player who I am sure our supporters will enjoy watching; Frank plays the game with a smile on his face and is capable of creating opportunities from anywhere on the park. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can achieve in Black, Green and Gold.”