Ealing Trailfinders have announced the signing of Elijah Niko for the 2019/20 season.
The giant winger joins from Yorkshire Carnegie where he has impressed in the Greene King IPA Championship after a six month spell at Headingley, scoring seven tries in 14 appearances.
Standing at 6ft 4”, he brings a significant amount of size to the back-line and will be another option on the wing alongside the likes of James Cordy Redden, Seb Stegmann and Reon Joseph.
The 28-year-old is originally from Wellington in New Zealand and is of Samoan descent. He played Rugby League as a junior, signing professionally for New Zealand Warriors in 2008 before moving to Melbourne Storm in 2011.
He then switched codes to Rugby Union as part of the Australian national Sevens squad before moving to France to play with Section Paloise, Albi and Beziers.
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Niko is excited to get started at Ealing Trailfinders for another spell in the Championship.
“Ealing Trailfinders is an ambitious club with a very professional outfit, great players and great staff. A while back I spoke with Jordy Reid who I know very well and heard first hand from him about the club and the many good things as well as the goals for the upcoming season.
It certainly attracted me and I am very grateful to be part of this team and looking forward to getting stuck in at training with my new team mates.”