Doncaster Knights sign serving soldier Junior Bulumakau from Glasgow Warriors

Junior Bulumakau
Junior Bulumakau

Doncaster Knights have signed Junior Bulumakau from Glasgow Warriors.

The 26-year-old - brother of current Knights star Andy - is a serving soldier with The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland.

In May 2015 he scored a try for the British Army and was named man of the match in their 36-18 win over the Royal Navy in front of 80,000 supporters at Twickenham.

He repeated the feat in last month’s Babcock Trophy game, scooping man of the match and touching down twice in the Army’s 29-20 victory.

“I’m very much looking forward to joining Doncaster Knights alongside my brother next season, I haven’t played with Andy since we were in school which is very exciting,” said the Fijian-born utility back.

“I’ve only heard good things about the set-up, team and coaches which is easily seen from the on field success, reaching the play-off final and semi-final in the last two seasons.

“I hope to contribute to further success.

“I would like to thank the Army for their full support whilst remaining a serving soldier.”

Knights director of rugby Clive Griffiths said: “We’ve kept a close eye on him and watched his game tape from Glasgow and he has shown some really exciting play.”

“He also provides us with more versatility across the back line.

“Junior’s style is similar to Andy’s in that he is very creative going forward.

“If anyone saw his recent man of the match display in the Army/Navy game it just typified how he can play and his ability as a finisher.

“It will be interesting to see two Bulumakaus lining up together in a Donny shirt and will certainly give our opposition plenty to think about next season.”