Fiji international Mesu Kunavula signs one-year deal with Waratahs

Mesu Kunavula has played for Edinburgh and Brive previously
Mesu Kunavula has played for Edinburgh and Brive previously

New South Wales Waratahs have announced the signing of Fiji international Mesu Kunavula on a one-year deal ahead of the 2024 season.

Having started his career with Fiji 7s side, he went on to win a silver medal in the 2018 Common Wealth Games before signing a professional contract with Edinburgh in 2019.

He went on to play 23 times for the Scottish regional club before having a stint with French club Brive. He also has eight Test caps for Fiji.

“I want to thank Darren and the coaching staff for giving me a chance and a new opportunity to play for the famous Waratahs”," he told the club's official website.

“Being in Sydney also takes me closer to my family in Fiji and Im excited to have landed in Sydney, ready to train hard and hopefully get the opportunity to play for the Waratahs in Super Rugby”.

Waratahs Head Coach Darren Coleman is excited about Kunavula joining the club.

“We are excited about the prospect of what Mesu can bring to our team. He's a player with a hugely exciting skillset that we feel will complement our other backrowers.

“While he has an imposing physical presence, he has a keen sense of his surroundings, an ability to offload the ball. The back 5 of our scrum, depth-wise, will be a strong point and Mesu will have to train hard and play well to get his share of playing time”.