Italy international Samuela Vunisa signs from Saracens until 2019

Italy international Samuela Vunisa signs from Saracens until 2019

  • Samuela Vunisa is joining Glasgow from Saracens
  • He joins on a two-year deal, subject to visa and medical
  • The 28-year-old spent two years at Allianz Park
Glasgow Warriors have signed Italy international back-rower Samuela Vunisa from double European Champions Saracens.

Fijian-born Vunisa qualified for Italy through residency and has gone on to play 11 times for the Azzurri and was a member of their 2015 Rugby World Cup squad.

Capable of playing across the back-row and renowned for his hard ball carrying, Vunisa began his playing career in New Zealand playing for Taranaki in the Mitre 10 Cup.


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Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, Samuela Vunisa said: “It’s really exciting, I enjoyed my time in the PRO12 before and I can’t wait to get started with the Warriors.

“Glasgow has made a name for themselves. Winning the PRO12 and reaching the Quarter Finals in Europe shows that on and off the field it’s a great club and I’m looking forward to being a part of it.

“Dave Rennie is a world class coach, he is respected in New Zealand and across the world. I’m looking forward to working with him as I know he’ll get the best out of me.”

 

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