The Fijian Drua have confirmed the signing of former Rebels scrumhalf Frank Lomani.
Lomani joins on a two-year deal from English club Northampton Saints, set to link up shortly after securing his release.
The 26-year-old is excited to join the squad, having featured for the Drua in NRC before signing with the Rebels in 2020.
“I really want to re-join my Fijian brothers as they embark on this historic Super Rugby Pacific journey," he said in a statement.
"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.”
Lomani made his international debut for Fiji against Samoa in 2017, featuring in 17 games, including the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Fijian Drua CEO Brian Thorburn believes Lomani brings some much-needed experience as they begin their inaugural Super Rugby Pacific campaign.
“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," 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.”
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