New England Free Jacks added Naulia Dawai for the 2020 Major League Rugby season. The 32-year-old back row is 6’2″ and 238 lbs.
Naulia is from Fiji and is married with two young children. He moved to New Zealand in 2011 and played club rugby with Southland before breaking playing in the National Provincial Championship in 2013. From 2014-2016 he made 27 appearances for Otago in the NPC. From 2016 to 2018 he played at Connacht in the Guinness PRO14. During the 2018-2019 season, he returned to Otago and made 26 appearances. He also played for the Asia Pacific Dragons side in the Global Rapid Rugby series.
Naulia has also played with the Fiji National Team, making 8 test appearances.
Naulia will provide leadership and a physical presence in the back row for the Free Jacks in 2020.