ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday Jul 3, 2019

Harlequins more than confident in signing of 35-year-old Fijian flyer Vereniki Goneva

Harlequins today confirmed that winger Vereniki Goneva will be joining the club from Newcastle Falcons for the 2019/20 season. The Fijian flyer played three seasons at the Falcons, after joining them from Leicester Tigers.

ADVERTISEMENT

The prolific try-scorer has played 55 times for Fiji, scoring 20 international tries. In the Premiership he’s averaged a try every other match across his appearances for both Leicester Tigers and Newcastle Falcons.

“It’s a real coup for us to secure the signing of Niki to bolster our squad from next season,” said Head of Rugby Paul Gustard of the now 35-year-old.

“With Tim’s [Visser] retirement at the end of last season we have been looking to bring in quality to supplement our very exciting young wingers in Gabs and Cadan, and there is no doubt Niki is real quality. Pundits and media alike have commented on his age consistently over the last few years but it is of no concern to me for I have seen one of his passports and it said he was only 28 so we are happy!

“His mixture of strength and speed, coupled with his experience and his continued determination and desire to succeed will complement the strengths of our current players. He has been a success wherever he has been because he is talented and competitive but primarily because he is positive and a good human being. We welcome him and his partner Raijeli to the Club.”

Harlequins’ amusing signing announcement featured current winger Gabriel Ibitoye

ADVERTISEMENT

Able to play both wing and centre, the 6’2″, 102kg Goneva said that he’s looking forward to playing for his Dad’s favourite team.

“After playing in the Premiership for the last six years I am really excited to be joining Quins, whom I have always admired as one of the big English clubs.

“They were the first Club that I had a jersey for as my Dad bought me one when I was very little because it is his favourite team, and so I have always had an affinity for them. I cannot wait to join up with my new teammates and look forward to pulling on that famous quartered jersey and running out at The Stoop next season.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 28 WEEKS AGO

    Reinach and Pollard in as Boks make changes...

  • 28 WEEKS AGO

    Farrell confirmed as out of Springboks Test...

  • 28 WEEKS AGO

    Manu Tuilagi will play a surprising role...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Blues score two STUNNING tries against Queensland Reds

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Racing 92 know how play ‘GORGEOUS’ rugby

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Teddy Thomas rinses defence with BLISTERING pace

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Every Ulster try scored in Europe this season..and it’s glorious!

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian Drua show RIDICULOUS skillset and can score from anywhere

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Fans outraged after shocking Owen Farrell moment

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Big Rugby Collision In South African Schools Match

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Sickening Shot Leaves Motionless

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Duhan Van der Merwe makes INCREDIBLE try saving tackle

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Hooker scores masterful try

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tadhg Furlong produces one of the best ever passes by a forward

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Hardest hit of all time

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Leicester Tigers respond to hilarious fan incident

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Thrilling clash between Munster and Toulouse settled by a place kick shootout

View All

Funnies

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Watch: The Internet Remains Undefeated In Champions Cup Build-Up

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: First It Was BoJo Now It's ScoMo

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Dad and 7 sons in Ireland forward pack

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking mistake by Brumbies fullback prevents a certain try

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Ellis Genge hits back at Brian Moore

View All

Amateur

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Watch: Epic Speech Epitomises Rugby Values

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Epic touchline conversion from Tighthead seals the deal

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Veteran props compared to Tadhg Furlong in new viral video

  • 82 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 119 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

View All

Player Features

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Israel Folau named back in international rugby today!

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    James Haskell sends twitter into another meltdown

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Harlequins full-back to leave at the end of the season

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Fans shocked after some huge recalls in the England squad

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Huge opportunity for young prodigy

View All