February 28 2020
Ahead of the 2021/22 Gallagher Premiership season physical Fijian second row Tevita Cavubati has extended his contract with Qions.
The international lock arrived at Harlequins from Newcastle Falcons late last year, following the conclusion of Fiji’s 2019 World Cup campaign in Japan. The 30-times-capped international first arrived in England ahead of the 2015/16 season at Worcester Warriors before moving to Newcastle in May 2017.
Standing at 6ft 5ins and weighing 120kgs, Cavubati debuted for Fiji in 2011 against Tonga and has featured in the last two World Cups. He has made 15 appearances since arriving at the Stoop from Japan last October.
“I grew up in Suva and Fiji has the most passionate rugby fans you will ever meet,” he said about his pride in representing Quins.
“The country follows all rugby clubs across the world that have Fijian players in their squads. You would see Harlequins jerseys constantly while growing up and people would talk about how they played.
“Since joining the club, I’ve had the pleasure of wearing the jersey 15 times so far and have loved every minute of it. While I obviously hope to bring a level of physicality to the game as a second row, Quins are a club that plays attractive rugby and I really value that. I’m delighted to be able to extend my time here.”
Quins boss Paul Gustard added: “We’re delighted ‘Tex’ has agreed to extend his time at the club. He has been a physically dominant presence and consistently secured Quins the type of gain line success that is so crucial in modern rugby – as both a destructive tackler and carrier.
“He’s a Fijian boy with real character and adds far more than just his outstanding contributions on the pitch, he’s a popular figure around the training ground. We’re delighted to have Tex extend his time with the club as we continue to build strong foundations for success.”
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Team-mates Joe Marchant, Matt Symons, Paul Lasike, Will Collier, Luke Northmore and Alex Dombrandt join Cavubati in announcing the renewal of their contract, heading into the 2020/21 season.
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