Worcester Warriors have announced the signing of Samoa international back-row Alafoti Faosiliva
The back-rower becomes Warriors’ seventh new signing ahead of the 2016/17 Premiership season
Faosiliva spent much of his early career on the international Sevens circuit
Worcester have completed the signing of Samoa back row Alafoti Faosiliva as their seventh new signing for the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership season.
The Samoan international was sacked by Bath Rugby in May, having been convicted of causing actual bodily harm on a student while drunk in the city.
Faosiliva has18 international caps to his name with two of those coming at last year’s Rugby World Cup.
Worcester Warriors’ head coach Carl Hogg said: “Alafoti is a great athlete and his versatility will add greater strength and depth to our back row.
“He is a big ball-carrier with international experience. Those are key attributes which will stand him in good stead ahead of the new campaign so we’re excited about seeing what he can do out on the pitch.”
Faosiliva added: “Warriors are an ambitious Club with a clear vision which is something that really appealed to me.
“The set-up at Sixways is fantastic and everything is in place for you to succeed as a professional rugby player.
“Now I just can’t wait to get started and I’m hungry to get out there and compete for my place in the team.”