Transfer News: Saracens sign Tongan loose forward - Ruck

Transfer News: Saracens sign Tongan loose forward

Saracens have announced the signing of Tonga international back-row Sione Vailanu, who will join them until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Vailanu operates primarily as a number eight and joins the squad following his Test match debut for Tonga against Japan in November 2017. He also appeared against Romania to make his second Test appearance before joining Saracens.

The 22-year-old is a strong ball carrying forward and with a background of having played sevens during the previous four years of his rugby career, spent in Japan, he represents a strong addition to the Sarries setup.

Speaking of his confirmation as a Saracens player, he said: “It’s a really good environment for me, it’s a really good place for me to start my career in England.

“For the last four years I was playing in Japan so as a jump up this is a really good step for me; there’s a lot of experience and the people around here are very good, it feels like a family to me already.

“Hopefully while I’m at Saracens I can do my best and make some memories!”