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Wasps snap up Hurricanes ace Leiua

29th April 2014 10:32

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Alapati Leiua Hurricanes Crusaders SR 2014

Class act: Alapati Leiua

London Wasps have announced the arrival of Samoan international back Alapati Leiua from the Hurricanes.

The Samoan powerhouse can play centre or wing and will join Wasps after the Super Rugby season, where he has been a standout performer for the Hurricanes already this year.

Leiua made his Test debut for Samoa in the victory over Scotland in Durban in June 2013, and toured with Samoa on their end of year trip to Europe.

Missing the first part of the 2013 ITM Cup through injury, Leuia returned for the last four matches and played his 50th game for Wellington against Hawke's Bay, impressing with his performances as Wellington reached the ITM Cup Final.

"We have been really impressed with what we have seen of Alapati and he will add power and pace to our backline options," said London Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young.

"We have identified the type of players we need to add to the side and he fits the bill very well. He is powerful, has good feet and knows where the try line is, and I am sure he will make a big impact here."

Leiua said: "After considering a number of options the decision to join London Wasps was made easy after meeting with Dai Young and hearing his vision for the future of the Club. I am very excited to be playing in the Aviva Premiership next season and look forward to contributing to the success of London Wasps."

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