Cornish Pirates player and Fijian international Sam Matavesi issues plea for return of stolen shirts

A Fijian international rugby player from Camborne has issued a desperate plea for the return of World Cup jerseys stolen from his car.

Cornish Pirates player Sam Matavesi returned from representing his country at the Rugby World Cup in Japan only for the kit bags to be "burgled" from a carpark in London.

Posting on his Facebook page, the hooker listed the items taken in the theft. They included signed Fiji shirts, 3 World Cup jerseys, and a World Cup cap too.

Matavesi goes over for a try against Cheshire at the Bill Beaumont Cup Final in 2016. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/PA Images

A former Camborne, Plymouth Albion, and Racing Metro player, Matavesi won his first cap for Fiji in 2013.

The Cornishman works for RNAS Culdrose in Helston.

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