Fiji’s World Cup halfback Frank Lomani has signed a two-year Super Rugby deal with the Melbourne Rebels.

With Will Genia expected to play in Japan next year and Michael Ruru off to France, Lomani will likely tussle with Harrison Goddard for the starting jersey.

Lomani was the 2018 NRC player of the year after guiding the Fijian Drua to last year’s title.

The 23-year-old, who hails from Nukubalavu, about an hour from Suva, said he was excited to be calling Melbourne home for the next few years.

“Signing with the Melbourne Rebels is a dream come true for me,” Lomani said.

“I’m looking forward to developing my game in a world class environment and picking up as much as I can from my new teammates.”

Lomani, who earned selection for the Barbarians last year against Argentina, said he was excited to test himself in Super Rugby.

Melbourne Rebels general manager Nick Ryan was excited to have finally landed his man.

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