Vaea Fifita: Scarlets complete signing of former All Black forward

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Scarlets have announced the signing of former New Zealand second-row Vaea Fifita, who will arrive from Premiership outfit Wasps for the 2022/23 season.

Fifita, 29, has the versatility to play at both lock and flank and starred for Super Rugby side the Hurricanes before moving to the northern hemisphere.

Capped 11 times by his country, the athletic and skilful player is excited about the prospect of joining up with the team in the United Rugby Championship.

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“My family and I cannot wait to be a part of the West Wales community,” he told Scarlets‘ website.

“I will be working hard to achieve the ambitious goals that the club has set for the future.

“I have confidence that this group can bring pride and success to the people of the region.”

Scarlets head coach Dwayne Peel believes the arrival of a “world-class player” signals the club’s statement of intent.

“Vaea is a superb athlete, an X-factor player with the all-round skill-set that fits with how we are looking to play at the Scarlets,” he said.

“He also brings a lot of experience at international and Super Rugby level and, as well as adding Test-match quality to our pool of second-rows, that experience will be invaluable to the young forwards that are coming through at the club.

“Vaea is the kind of player that gets fans out of their seats and it’s hugely exciting that he will be pulling on the Scarlets jersey next season.”

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