Glasgow Warriors have confirmed the signing of USA international Number 8 David Tameilau on a two-year contract, subject to visa and medical.
The 28-year-old will join the Guinness PRO14 side in July on a deal until May 2020.
Standing at 6ft 5in and weighing 122kg, Tameilau is a dynamic, ball carrying loose-forward.
Speaking to glasgowwarriors.org, David Tameilau said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Glasgow next season. I had a good chat with Dave (Rennie) and I feel he can take me to another level as a rugby player.
“I’m really good friends with Greg Peterson and he told me a lot of great things about the team and the environment and what they’re trying to accomplish. I heard nothing but good things from Greg about the club.
“It was great playing in France. It was tough rugby, but a good learning experience for me. I took a lot from being there and I’ve grown as a player as well. Playing in France has helped prepare me for going to Glasgow and I’m a better player for that experience.
“I’m really excited about playing in the European Rugby Champions Cup with Glasgow Warriors next season, it’s something I’ve been wanting to do since I moved to France and now I’ll have that opportunity.
“I hope to go to Glasgow and help the team in whatever way I can and continue to develop as a player and as a person.”