Joel Matavesi rugby player
Joel Matavesi rugby player

Joel Matavesi

27th May 1995 1.82m/95kg Fly Half

Matavesi joined Newcastle Falcons in the summer of 2017 from Redruth RFC in Cornwall.

Formerly an academy player with Exeter Chiefs and Ospreys, he arrived at the Falcons at the same time as older brother Josh.

Joel was born and raised in Cornwall, his father having been a Fijian international who came to settle in England, Joel's first season in Newcastle saw him play in the 2017-18 A-League semi-final.

In April 2019 he agreed a new one-year contract with Newcastle Falcons.

Matavesi made five first-team appearances for the Kingston Park side, scoring one try on his league debut against Sale Sharks in 2021.

After a successful trial period at Northampton and loan spell with Saints’ partner club Bedford Blues – where he has made four Championship appearances since the start of February.

In March 2022, he signed a short-term deal with Northampton Saints.

(LS March 18, 2022)


Bedford Blues Banner Bedford Blues
Inside Centre
2022 - present
nh-saints Northampton Saints
Inside Centre
2022 - present
doncaster Doncaster Knights
Fly Half
2018 - 2018
yorkshire Leeds Tykes
Inside Centre
2019 - 2019
newcastle-falcons Newcastle Falcons
Inside Centre
2018 - 2021