Worcester sign Samoan forward

Date published: December 6 2016

Worcester Warriors have completed the signing of versatile Samoa international forward Chris Vui until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old, who can play in the second-row or back-row, joins up with his new Sixways team-mates immediately, the club confirmed.

Vui has had a whirlwind few months, having captained New Zealand side North Harbour to the Mitre 10 Championship title in October, before earning his first cap for Samoa against France last month.

Vui also enjoyed a stint at the Blues featuring in the 2015 Super Rugby campaign, while he represented New Zealand U20s in the 2013 World Rugby Championship.

“Chris is a big, powerful and adaptable forward who will certainly add some strength to our pack,” said head coach Carl Hogg.

“At just 23, he is an experienced leader having led North Harbour to the top flight and we are excited to see what he has to offer.”

Vui added: “Worcester have a great vision in place and the facilities and resources available at the club are outstanding.

“I’m excited about the prospect of playing Premiership Rugby and hopefully I can boost the squad and help push us up the table.”