Transfer News: Northampton Saints confirm new signing - Ruck

Transfer News: Northampton Saints confirm new signing

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of wing Taqele Naiyaravoro from the NSW Waratahs.

The 26-year-old Fijian-born Australia international will join the Club for the the 2018-19 season and beyond.

125kg Naiyaravoro is widely known in the Southern Hemisphere for his immense ball-carrying ability – but Scottish rugby fans will remember his turn north of the border when he scored nine tries in 22 appearances for Glasgow Warriors during the 2015-16 season.

And while he will not arrive at Franklin’s Gardens until later this year, Naiyaravoro is already relishing the thought of a new challenge in the Aviva Premiership.

“I’m thrilled to be able to return to the UK and join a massive Club in Northampton Saints,” he said.

“The squad is already filled with talent and I can’t wait to arrive and try to develop further as a player.

“The Club is heading in a really exciting direction with the likes of Chris Boyd and Dan Biggar arriving next year, and I hope I can be a part of a push for more silverware at Franklin’s Gardens.”