FIJIAN hooker Mesulame ‘Mesu’ Dolokoto has signed for Glasgow Warriors on a two-year contract, subject to visa and medical. The 24-year-old will arrive at Scotstoun from Fijian Drua, the current champions of the National Rugby Championship in Australia.
He has nine caps for his country, including an appearance off the bench against Scotland at Murrayfield last November, and is currently a member of the Fiji Rugby World Cup training squad.
Dolokoto, who previously had a spell with Super Rugby side the Brumbies in 2015, will link up with Warriors after his commitment to Fiji’s World Cup campaign is completed. He is the fifth player (and first internationalist) to sign for the club next season, following the recruitment of Andrew Davidson, Jamie Dobie, Charlie Capps and George Thornton.
“I’m very happy to be joining Glasgow Warriors and I’m looking forward to playing in two of the best rugby competitions in the world,” said Dolokoto. “The opportunity to learn from such an experienced coaching team and play in such a successful team is very exciting for me. The club has a strong Fijian history and I hope I can be a big part of it going forward.”
Glasgow Warriors assistant coach John Dalziel welcomed the Fijian’s arrival at the club. “Mesu is an exciting talent who will bring even more international experience to our front-row,” he said. “He isn’t your traditional front-row forward, he likes to bring a bit of Fijian flair to his game, but he can also do the basics very well and we’re excited to work with him when he shows up following international duty.”