Northampton Saints have signed bulldozing Wallaby winger, Taqele Naiyaravoro.
The monstrous wing will join Saints from Super Rugby side the NSW Waratahs. The 26-year-old Australian international will arrive at Saints during the 2018/19 season.
The 125kg 6ft 4" wing is well known for his immense ball-carrying, having terrorised defences during his short stint with Glasgow Warriors in the 2015/16 season. The Fijian-born back will join fellow former Waratah, Rob Horne, at Franklin's Gardens later this year.
"I’m thrilled to be able to return to the UK and join a massive Club in Northampton Saints," he said.
"The squad is already filled with talent and I can’t wait to arrive and try to develop further as a player.
"The Club is heading in a really exciting direction with the likes of Chris Boyd and Dan Biggar arriving next year, and I hope I can be a part of a push for more silverware at Franklin’s Gardens."
Saints' technical coaching consultant, Alan Gaffney, is eager to see the same explosive player next season when he dons Black, Green and Gold, commenting"
"Taqele Naiyaravoro is an immense talent and we feel that he can really fulfil his sizeable potential at Saints,"
"He clearly boasts the physical attributes to cause teams a lot of problems in the Aviva Premiership and in Europe – and he showed that during his time with Glasgow.
"Taqele already has a relationship with Rob Horne having played with him at the Waratahs and I’m sure he will make a massive impact when he slots into the back-line next year."
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