Worcester coach Hill plans to fast-track Ravai Fatiaki

Ravai Fatiaki
Fatiaki has eight caps for Fiji

Worcester Warriors head coach Richard Hill aims to get new Fijian centre Ravai Fatiaki into first-team action as soon as possible.

Fatiaki has begun training with the Warriors and is getting used to both his new team-mates and the weather.

The 24-year old told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "It is really cold for us here, but I have settled in well. They are a good bunch."

Fatiaki, who also plays fly-half, was a member of Fiji's World Cup squad.

Hill said: "He is a lovely lad who works hard and has good skills.

"He has been tackling hard, as all Fijians do, and we plan to get him involved with the Cavaliers on Monday against Leicester.

"After that we will look at Exeter. He is an international centre who has played at the World Cup. He will be involved as soon as we feel he has settled in. If he has a sparkling game on Monday night then he is in the frame immediately."

Fatiaki says he spoke at length to ex-Worcester player Netani Talei about his move to Sixways.

"Netani told me Worcester is a very good place to play, good facilities and a nice place to live.

"I enjoyed getting back into training, but it is a long time since I have had three sessions in one day. It was tough, but I am really looking forward to playing in the Premiership for Worcester."

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