|Date of birth||19 November 1995|
|Place of birth||Samoa|
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||73 kg (11 st 7 lb; 161 lb)|
|Rugby union career|
Matavao has come through Samoa's PPS Super 9 competition as a key player for the Aana Chiefs. In 2015 Matavao was selected for the Samoan Under 20 side for the U20 World Championship in Italy. Otago picked Matavao up in 2018 and he played 7 games in the 2018 Mitre 10 Cup season. Matavao was the only local based Samoan player named in the Samoan 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, making his debut for the Samoan national team in 2017.
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