FLYING FIJIAN FRANK LOMANI TO JOIN SWIRE SHIPPING FIJIAN DRUA

FLYING FIJIAN FRANK LOMANI TO JOIN SWIRE SHIPPING FIJIAN DRUA

4 months ago

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The Fijian Drua have today announced the signing of Flying Fijians halfback Frank Lomani for the 2022 and 2023 Super Rugby Pacific seasons.

The former NRC Drua and Melbourne Rebels player brings significant top-level experience to the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua. This includes 17 caps for the Flying Fijians and 25 Super Rugby appearances for the Rebels. He joins the Drua from the Northampton Saints, where he made 5 appearances in the English Premiership.

We’re very happy to have a player the calibre of Frank Lomani joining our squad shortly and are glad to be able to secure his release from the Northampton Saints

CEO

Brian Thorburn

He added: . In Frank, we’re not only welcoming back a highly regarded international, we’re also welcoming back a Drua original. Frank starred for the former NRC Drua and was the NRC’s Player of the Year in 2018. He is well known to many members of our squad. We’ve started our Super Rugby Pacific journey and have a pretty intense 15-plus weeks ahead of us. The addition of Frank to our squad gives us more depth, more cover, and presents further options to the Coaching staff.”

Lomani says he is excited to join the Swire Shipping Fijian Drua and his fellow countrymen. “I really want to re-join my Fijian brothers as they embark on this historic Super Rugby Pacific journey. This is a very special campaign for our country and I’m honoured to be a part of it. This move will also help me focus my preparations for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in 2023 for the Flying Fijians.”

The 26-year-old made his international debut against Samoa in 2017 and has one Rugby World Cup (2019) under his belt. Other rep honours include the NRC Drua and the Fijian Latui, as well as the Barbarians. He represented the Rebels in the 2020 and 2021 Super Rugby seasons. Lomani will join the Drua in Australia soon.

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