Exciting young Bay of Plenty winger Emoni Narawa has signed for the Blues for the 2020 Investec Super Rugby season.
The 20-year-old has been signed for two years after impressing the Blues coaches when he came in as a replacement player this season, and was a stand out player for the Blues A team against the touring Honda Heat side from Japan.
Narawa, born in Fiji, schooled at Hamilton Boys High on scholarship before being recruited by Bay of Plenty. His debut last year only lasted 50 minutes before breaking his ankle, although he returned to play Sevens for the Steamers and has been impressive in this year’s Mitre-10 Cup.
“Emoni is an elusive, fast and smart young winger who impressed us not just with his of field attributes but as an excellent young man,” said Blues General Manager High Performance, Tony Hanks.
“He will fit in with our approach to the game and we think he has enormous potential.”
Emoni features in the top 3 wingers in the Mitre 10 Cup for defenders beaten, is first in clean breaks and has so far scored three tries.